Analysis of “Organ Sales Will Save Lives” English 112 11:30-12:45 9/19/2012 Analysis of “Organ Sales Will Save Lives” Thousands of people die every year from a tragic disease known as end-stage renal failure. However, these deaths could be easily prevented with the legalization of kidney sales for transplant. Countless people around the world are either desperate to sell or buy a kidney, yet restrictions on such transactions have caused the black market organ trade to thrive. Restraints on kidney sales not only promotes risky conditions in which to purchase one, but cheats the seller out of due compensation if it were legal. In her essay “Organ Sales Will Save Lives”, Joanna Mackay explains how legalizing kidney sales would be beneficial in more ways than one; saving the lives of patients willing to buy kidneys, and with legal compensation, helping to end poverty in the countries of those willing to sell.
Ethical Decisions Regarding Organ Transplants Brinda Loupe American Military University Modern medicine has made many achievements, perhaps one of the most remarkable achievements is the ability to prolong a life by replacing one or more of their major organs. Many people wait years for a transplant, some may not receive one at all, due to the number of organs available is lower that the need or demand for them. Along with the supply issues are many ethical issues arise with regard to procurement and distribution of the organs. Physicians should provide education to all patients during their care in regards to organ donation rather than waiting until the time when a family member is distraught to asked about the donation. Many families will reject the idea of organ donation in an effort to hold on to their loved one.
National Kidney Foundation stated, “Over 95,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for an organ transplant; nearly 4,000 new patients are added to the waiting list each month.” On the other hand, there is valid argument regarding convicted felons should receive organ transplants . This controversy is not new. Organ transplantation has
Dialysis can keep patients alive throughout the time they are waiting for a transplant, however organ donation can eliminate the need for dialysis altogether. Every person that is an organ donor can save countless lives. “Dialysis is expensive and is physically and emotionally hard on the patient and the families” (Veale 1). This also does not ensure that you will live until a transplant becomes available. “After five years, 65 percent of patients still on dialysis have died” (Monti).
The current organ donation system has clearly failed at addressing the reoccurring issue with the lack of organ donations as a result many have died and is currently costing the country Billions of dollars. Statistic from June16, 2004 shows that there were 85,744 waiting list candidates waiting to receive an organ and only 6540 transplant were made which is only a mere ten percent of the waiting list (Richard, Schultz 332). This public turmoil had caused many innovative researcher and economist to come up with solution for the ongoing lack of donations in the United States and the world. Unfortunately moral and ethical concerns will have to be the opportunity cost of all the life could be
Introduction The moral permissibility of a market for live organ donation is a complex and context-dependent issue. In the UK alone “three people die every day waiting for an organ transplant”, and worldwide there are an estimated 700,000 patients on dialysis. There is irrefutable evidence that the demand for organs largely outstrips that of supply. This shortage has fuelled a destructive black market involving organ trafficking and transplant tourism. Proponents of a market for live organ donation argue that purchasing organs, is not only morally permissible but that it would be an effective solution to tackle the shortage of organs and the black market this shortage creates.
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?
There are so many controversies over this issue it will probably never be solved. The verdict on the article states that they want to make it mandatory when one gets their license to automatically become a donor but I do not see how they could get this accomplished because it is unethical as well. Making someone do something against their will is very unethical and I feel that they would not be able to get this past. Not only is it unethical but it also violates the 4th Amendment as well. With this being said I think something needs to be because it is not right that many people every year are dying because the lack of organs available to do transplants.
abortions each year. That is more than twice of the amount of adoptions each year. Although many people think abortion maybe easier than adoption, they're wrong. Abortion isn't easier because you're killing an innocent baby's life and they're very many risks and dangerous effects that can happen. Medical complications include: heavy bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion, sepsis, anesthesia, damage to the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, uterine perforation, damage to internal organs, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, and death.
Many people are reluctant to donate blood, and much less donate platelets, but it is because they do not completely understand the benefits that go towards themselves and others. Platelets are a small colorless disk-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting. With such an important role, imagine the struggles that people who do not produce enough or need extra go through. More people should be donating because platelet donation lets you receive happiness from donating, adding to the fact you can donate more often, because the supply of platelets is always needed. Platelet donations are just as important as blood donations, if not more.