Whenever someone suggests that when families or guardians be financially compensated for agreeing to donate organs from a loved one (or someone in their care) who has just died, the following objection is made: If the formerly "free" organ now has a price placed upon it, then that will drive up the total costs for having organ transplants, thus making such operations more expensive and, therefore, out of reach for lower-income people. (As you know, the present system requires that organ donation be voluntary on behalf of individuals making donations, or the families who make the decision regarding a loved one who is about to die. Furthermore, the donation is made to a non-profit organ procurement organization, which then receives a fee when it directs the newly procured organ to the hospital where it will be used in the transplant operation.) Is this an economically valid argument? Why or why not?