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
At the end of March, more than 6,000 people were on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and during the previous 12 months, more than 400 had died waiting for such an operation. The NHS would purchase live organs and tissues just as it does other goods such as
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.
More and more people are turning to gastric bypass surgery. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 228,000 people had Gastric bypass surgery in 2008 compared to 103,000 in 2003 (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery ). So what is gastric bypass surgery? What are the risks associated with it? Is it the best option for drastic weight-loss, or is it a quick-fix?
1. Information on Congenital Heart Defects More than 32,000 infants (one out of every 125 to 150) are born with heart defects each year in the United States. The defect may be so slight that the baby appears healthy for many years after birth, or so severe that its life is in immediate danger. Heart defects are among the most common birth defects, and are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. However, advances in diagnosis and surgical treatment over the past 40 years have led to dramatic increases in survival for children with serious heart defects.
Health Care Reform Project Part I HCS 440 Bruce Peterson December 24, 2012 Summary The rapid population growth in the United States along with the continuously rising health costs makes managing the health care industry difficult. Because of technologic advancements both in healthcare services and medicine, people are able to live longer lives. However, as the aging population grows, more will need healthcare and more services will need to be provided. In the 1950s, not that many people lived longer than their 70s (Getzen & Allen, 2007). Furthermore, in the 1950s there were larger families so elderly care was more commonly given by family members.
Bill 401: Organ Donation Policy Reform (Presumed Consent) “More than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions more around the globe, are waiting for the heart, kidney, or liver transplant that will save their lives.”(14 Egendorf). Many people need organs, but can’t receive the organ they need because there are not enough to go around. In the past our government has tried to put laws in place to increase the number of organ donors. One amendment was outlined as, “1990—Public 101-274, Amendment to the Organ Transplant Amendments Act of 1988, April 23, 1990—Deferred a certification requirement with respect to organ procurement organizations”(Selected statutory and regulatory history). This amendment was made to give organ donors specific
However as techniques have become more progressive, the list of patients awaiting organs has steadily increased. To give perspective, in the United States during the year of 2007, 25 328 transplantation procedures were performed, where at the end of 2007 there were 95,150 people still in needs of organs some with dire conditions (Caplan et al). Many different solutions have been proposed in order to rectify the shortage of organ availability, with compensation for organs becoming a widely supported solution. This in theory say proponents, can lead to an influx of organs into the system whether through cadavers or living providers, to an extent relieving the or eliminating the shortage completely. However, critics reject organ vending as a viable option, citing the abuse of human rights that would occur if the practice is legalized.
Should we be giving organs to the ill elderly with more than just organ issues? Or should we be giving organs to the younger ill people? According to the article ‘Who Should Receive Organ Transplants?’ by Paula Span, “last year, older patients represented almost 18 percent of wait-listed candidates and more than a quarter of transplant patients.” With the elderly due to pass away a lot sooner than those who are young, fit and full of potential should we not take time to categorise the age, fitness and with what transplant they are in need of. Having an organ transplant is no minor surgery. Although the cost may vary for each patient it’s still never cheap, it can cost roughly £62 million for a kidney transplant.
Each day quit a number of people waiting for organ transplant die because the demand for organs has largely exceeds the number of donors all over the world. According to the New York Times of April 16, 2009 and an online survey conducted 5,100 people by the advocacy group Donate Life America found that many people still harbor fears about organ donation and its process. Some of these fears are perpetuated by some dramatic television shows which make people misunderstand the procedures taken during organ donation process. Despite the awareness of the public of organ donation there is still shortage in organ donation. Apart from fear there are several factors that influence a persons’ decision to sign up for organ donation.