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Some Scottish academics have come up with a great idea for paying off student loans.

"Desperate donors would be able to sell a kidney for £28,000 under the plans floated by University of Dundee Professor Sue Rabbit Roff.

It is currently illegal under the Human Tissue Act to buy or sell organs for transplantation in Britain.

But the professor said that legalising the trade could help people pay off student debts.'

She recognises that this just "might" exploit the poor in society.

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/107867

Despite some supporters of this idea such as Prof Hugh McLachan of Glasgow Caledonian University, who expressed his views on Newsnight last night, others have expressed their concern. This includes British Medical Association ethics expert, Dr Tony Calland, who would be worried about cash strapped students ignoring the risks associated with the 'donation' of organs.

The National Union of Students spokesperson, Liam Burns, branded Roff's proposal as 'horrific'. Pretty easy to see where he is coming from.

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Some Scottish academics have come up with a great idea for paying off student loans.

"Desperate donors would be able to sell a kidney for £28,000 under the plans floated by University of Dundee Professor Sue Rabbit Roff.

It is currently illegal under the Human Tissue Act to buy or sell organs for transplantation in Britain.

But the professor said that legalising the trade could help people pay off student debts.'

She recognises that this just "might" exploit the poor in society.

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/107867

Despite some supporters of this idea such as Prof Hugh McLachan of Glasgow Caledonian University, who expressed his views on Newsnight last night, others have expressed their concern. This includes British Medical Association ethics expert, Dr Tony Calland, who would be worried about cash strapped students ignoring the risks associated with the 'donation' of organs.

The National Union of Students spokesperson, Liam Burns, branded Roff's proposal as 'horrific'. Pretty easy to see where he is coming from.

Is that a 'quote' from the Morning Star? What is the West End coming to?

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Is that a 'quote' from the Morning Star? What is the West End coming to?

You're a bit slow, G12 bloke, that's certainly not a first. Good wee paper.

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