CASH IN THE POCKET FOR ALL YOUR USED ORGANS, HUMAN ORGANS THAT IS Essay

1110 WordsMar 29, 20095 Pages
I have never personally needed a transplant, nor thought that if I didn’t need a certain organ I could just go and sell it. However there are thousands of people every day that are in severe need of one. What’s the big deal for a few bucks for an organ removal? Why is it so hard to help someone out, but for the ones that need the organ, and for the ones receiving the money? In “Yes, Let’s Pay for Organs”, Charles Krauthammer argues the fact that receiving money for donated organs from the dead is an ethnical proposition. First off, it’s stated that 62,000 Americans desperately need organ transplants to save their life. Krauthammer declares that this is a very good reason why we should be reimbursed for organs. Secondly he reasons that not just the poor would benefit from this payment. Both the rich and poor would accept money to help pay for something. Another topic spoken about is how somebody could sell an organ to help pay for college. If this is looked down upon, then why isn’t high risk jobs banned also? Both have severe risks and both pay, what’s the difference. Lastly, he speaks about letting this happen, but have a control on it. He states that a fence should be put around the topic so that it doesn’t get out of hand, but the fence that is already up is too tight. Krauthammer concludes that not only would this help save the lives of those in need, but also help give the remaining families of the deceased money for funeral costs. Although Krauthammer is a well respected writer, the information he talks about, I fell, wasn’t credible and nor was it sent to the correct group of people. He also argued the fact that getting organs from living humans should not happen at all, and I agree completely Krauthammer’s arguments were strong and to the point, but where did he get his information from? He had numbers and facts but no back-up. I think

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