Paying for organs is, naturally, a controversial idea. In fact, it's highly illegal in most countries. And Manns' proposal certainly has its critics, who say such schemes encourage donation for the wrong reasons and over time will erode the quality of those organs that do get donated (never mind the fact that including those suffering from kidney disease in the survey might bias the results somewhat). Then again, 285 Canadians (and roughly 6,700 Americans) died while awaiting a donor organ last year. So there's that to consider. Feel free to leave your thoughts on this in the comments below.