Commercialization of Organ Transplants

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The Commercialization of Organ Transplants Chante Procell Professor Calvin Padgett BUS309 Strayer University July 25, 2014 The Commercialization of Organ Transplants A non institutional ethics committee (NEC) is made up of groups of diverse individuals to protect human subjects and promoting ethically accurate research. The members are expected to take into account the nature, content, and design of the research and ensure that they are compliant with the ethical principles. Recently, the committee presented a new policy on commercializing organ transplants. The policy would allow the sale of organs by consenting individuals to patients in need and to medical institutions. Critics argue that permitting organs to be bought and sold is unethical, while others believe that it is their “God- Giving” right to do whatever they want with their bodies. An NEC member, Chante Procell was asked to start the process of research by reviewing the arguments for and against the commercialization of organ transplants and construct a report with her suggested plan of action. After reviewing the arguments for and against, Chante was surprised how similar the arguments were but totally opposite. Many argued that selling human organs is immoral and unethical. Then, the opposing argument was that people sell their sperm, blood, hair, plasma, eggs and are surrogates. Is that immoral or unethical? The current system has never been able to keep up with the amount of organ donations needed, and today the difference between the number of available organs and the number of people needing donations is growing larger. In the future, this will not change, but will instead continue to grow until it becomes nearly impossible to receive a donor organ within the necessary timeframe. The only way to ensure that this changes is to completely change the current organ transplant

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