To seek an answer, we can turn to a country that we do not usually think of as a leader in either market deregulation or social experimentation: Iran. Since 1988, Iran has had a government-funded, regulated system for purchasing kidneys. A charitable association of patients arranges the transaction, for a set price, and no one except the seller profits from it.
According to a study published in 2006 by Iranian kidney specialists, the scheme has eliminated the waiting list for kidneys in that country, without giving rise to ethical problems. A 2006 BBC television program showed many potential donors turned away because they did not meet strict age criteria, and others who were required to visit a psychologist.
Those who volunteer to donate the kidney to unrelated recipient; government gives him cash compensation equivalent of 6 months of his salary, lifetime health insurance, plus recognition award.
Iran offers lifelong free Hemodialysis treatment to all its citizens with quality standard that of best in the world.