As India awaits its first organ transplant hospital in Bangalore by the year end, the plight of millions of patients awaiting a lease of life needs scrutiny. But, the more important issue relates to the lacuna in the law, which are tapped by scrupulous elements heading several criminalised rackets. Section 19 of The Human Organs Transplant Act, 1994, prohibits exchange of money between a recipient and a donor of an organ. The donor, who is not related to the recipient, has to swear in an affidavit that the donation is for 'love and affection' for the recipient, and no money has changed hands. This myopic clause has created a criminalised underground network of transplant operatives and has prevented donors from getting their rightful due. Isn't it time that this sensitive issue of payments to donors is looked at practically, and not organically?