James Stacey Taylor is a Professor of Philosophy at The College of New Jersey. He has written over 100 academic articles and book reviews and is the author of three books (Stakes and Kidneys, Practical Autonomy and Bioethics, Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics) all of which have been reprinted several times. He is currently working on a book that argues that it is ethically necessary to offer compensation to the donors of blood and blood products.
In addition to his academic writing he has authored numerous Op-Eds on bioethical issues which have appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, and USA Today. His award-winning Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times was credited with influencing the ruling of the 6th District Court circuit that led to the legalization of payment for bone marrow. He is an occasional contributor to National Public Radio and has been quoted in The New York Times.