Paying for human organs ethical? You can't put a price on life in regard to the source. The decision to sale your kidney because of financial hardship is tragic. Here ethics plays no part. Survival is paramount; there is no choice. Today scientists have the ability to grow organs; the argument ethics? Preposterous! Copyrights, patents and the market depicts "who and how this "God like" power will reign; is the corporate dilemma. Will ethics really play a part? What's unethical is the argument itself, to make valid components, as a collective, that defines the subject of "ethics" differs by each party involved. A reluctance to extinguish disease and poverty from revenue that will be generated from a never ending source of a product with a never ending source for demand. bottom line.... One's financial disposition and health status will determine the degree of ethical guidelines that will be used.