Human Anatomy and Physiology Unit 2

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List any organs or body parts that scientists can now artificially grow in a lab specifically for an individual. Explain how this is done. The main body parts and organs that have been tried and continually showing good standing results are knee cartilage, skin, blood vessels, urethras, trachea, and bladder. This procedure is done by taking stem cells taken from the patient’s bone marrow and positioned onto a scaffold, which then grows and inserted into the patient. The body parts and organs that were named have been successful in treating the patient’s condition. Discuss whether or not these artificial organs can permanently replace the original human organ. I believe in this day and time, that completely ruling out regular transplant would not be fair because there are so many people waiting for a transplant. I feel as though artificial organs cannot permanently take the place of original human organs because a patient might not react as well to an original human organ rather than an artificial one. My theory also is that eventually people will start bidding on artificial organs and the richer people will have say over a family that doesn't have a lot of money. If doctors wanted to replace original organs with artificial ones, it would take a lot of perfecting and obligating a clean bill of health for the patient. Who, if anyone, should be a prime candidate for these types of artificial/synthetic replacements? Do you feel that anyone should have access to them? Even a life-long smoker or alcoholic who knowingly subjected themselves to harmful substances? Why or why not. The prime candidate for artificial replacements should be the same set up as if they were getting a regular replacement. I don't think one person should go ahead of another, it should stick to a list type of deal. I don't believe just anyone should have access, meaning babies, kids,

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