Kidney donation is the process of a person allowing a kidney to be removed from their body and transplanted to another person, usually to treat kidney failure. Kidney donation has been argued to be a highly effective way to increase human health.

A number of individuals involved with the effective altruism community or adjacent to it have donated a kidney, including Alexander Berger (Berger 2011), Jeremiah Johnson (Johnson 2019), Zell Kravinsky (Parker 2004), Dylan Matthews (Matthews 2017), Michael Page (Beard, Daniels & Smith 2017), and others (Singer 2015: ch. 6).


Beard, Matt, Molly Daniels & Carl Smith (2017) Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?, Short & Curly, September 13....

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