The National Kidney Foundation announced its support for expanding financial support to living kidney donors to cover lost wages and expenses, though it did not come out in favor of compensation for kidneys themselves (January 11, 2019)

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) introduced the National Organ Transplant Act Amendments of 2018 ( H.R. 6485 ), which would make certain changes to the provisions of the Public Health Service Ac t concering the national organ transplanation network, but unlike the Cartwright bill mentioned below would not permit experimentation with compensated organ donation because it does not address the prohibition of compensation in the National Organ Transplant Act (July 24, 2018)

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)  reintroduced the Organ Donor Clarification Act ( H.R. 6448 )  with an expanded list of bipartisan cosponsors and support from more organizations, including the American Medical Association (July 19, 2018)

Kurt Schuler and Marc Joffe wrote an article explaining why ending the kidney shortage by allowing compensation for donors beats a referendum proposal in California to limit the profits of dialysis corporations (March 27, 2018)

The annual meeting of the American Economic Association (Philadelphia, January 5, 2018) had a session on organ markets and organ allocation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn  its regulation forbidding compensation of bone marrow donors (August 1, 2017; see also this story )

Sally Satel spoke on the EconTalk podcast (July 25, 2017); here is an earlier EconTalk podcast by another guest on compensation for kidney donors in Iran, which has no shortage of kidneys

Sally Satel and Alan Viard have an article in  Tax Notes  that discusses the mechanics of a tax credit for organ donors (June 12, 2017)

We gave a presentation on Capitol Hill to Congressional staff and other interested parties on May 22, 2017

Sally Satel and Kurt Schuler wrote an article how people with intellectual disabilities who need organ transplants would particularly benefit from an increase in the number of donors (March 27, 2017)