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.
For instance, the healthcare reform, an aging population that relied on Medicare and Medicaid and state deficits, and the need for updated technology had impacted Swedish dramatically. By 2011, Swedish Medical Center was losing an estimated $250,000 a day. Swedish was in the midst of opening a new facility in an outlining area of the Seattle. The losses were not a reflection of the opening of a new facility but rather the changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and the decline of health insurance. They had predicted a loss for the new facility within the budget but they were not able to predict the economic downturn.
Legalizing the organ trade can not only save the lives of dying patients, it can also improve the standard of living of thousands of others. | 8 | Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. | Premises-The world’s poor should not be prohibited From selling their organs. Doing so results in the deaths of patient in need of transplant and continued poverty for people who are willing to give. Conclusion-Legalizing the organ trade can not only save lives of dying patients, it can also improve the standard of living of thousands of others.
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First the pro side, the first main issue is the fact that the 32 million Americans that don’t have health care will now have access to health care coverage. Many Americans can’t afford health care coverage and this policy lowers the cost so that more Americans will have the opportunity to get the coverage they need. Another pro is that people with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied coverage. Insurance companies have been getting away with denying people the coverage they need because they either get sick or because they have a preexisting condition and this policy puts an end to all of that. Lastly, the amount of personal bankruptcies will be reduced.
Welfare Recipients have never been required to have drug tests to acquire benefits. Some think that drug testing would decrease the amount of people abusing the system. People who are drug users and refuse to stop or get help will not apply for welfare. Also, drug testing would send a message to society that abusing the system will no longer be tolerated and it would free up extra funds for families who actually need the help. Some also think that drug testing will make people stay clean in order to receive any assistance they would have to stay off drugs.
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. How do we morally and ethically decide what is best though and who do we let make that decision for
"It could then make them available as needed on the basis of urgency or some other fair principle of distribution at no cost to the recipient." He said that such sales should not be subject to tax - and people on benefits should not lose them if they make some money by selling their body tissues. HAVE YOUR SAY Let the market decide. Controlled, open, ethical and fair are the buzz words here Roger, England "Since there is no direct purchasing rich people cannot prey upon poor people in our scheme - all stand an equal chance of benefiting." 'Exploitative However, despite support from some senior transplant surgeons, there is wide opposition within the medical community, which claims it would exploit those who are short of money.
Of the 106,000 patients on the waiting list in the United States, over 4400 deaths occurred in patients waiting on the list (Malchesky 177). This problem has been addressed by campaigns to increase awareness by promoting that people become organ donors, but this slight increase in donors does not come close to meeting the need on the organ transplant waiting list. Advancements in medical treatments in the form of drugs and therapies have also attempted to alleviate the problem faced, but these techniques treat symptoms of the problem of the failing organ and are not as permanent as a replacement. Tissue engineering is a promising new field of study which aims to regenerate living tissues and organs through the use of cells and scaffold constructs. This method provides the greatest potential to produce artificial organs to meet the need for patients on the organ donation list and beyond.