Cultural Views On Organ Donation

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People waiting for their names to get to the top of the organ transplant list for kidneys have to go through dialysis three time a week and many people pass away waiting for an organ match to be donated. The cost of waiting and prolonging a transplant is not only physically draining but also mentally draining, not only taking a toll on the patience but also on the patience family. The average waiting time for a kidney transplant is 3 to 5 years according to Kidney Link website (2014), with long waiting lists the organ transplant network has only be able to help 12,340 needy people this year so far. People taking matters in their own hands are trying to buy the organs that they need are causing a world epidemic in third world countries and …show more content…

While people are willing to buy human organs, there will always be criminal enterprises involved, human trafficking for black-market organs and people being kidnapped for their organs. Through the different mindsets of religions and worldviews on organ donations, and the many different cultural views on the human body, have made it difficult to get people to understand the needs and benefits of being an organ donor. Along with social media articles of organ donors getting sick and needing to go on to the organs list them self’s after they donated their organs, even if these stories are not true is has scared many people away from being a donor. Many people have made their choice after hearing bad news reports on organs donation about the way donor’s bodies are treated after basing way. The organ donation list is growing longer; due to a …show more content…

This makes these transactions very risky and dangerous. The organ brokers will locate and set up the organ donors and they will then coordinate the procedures and handle the money exchange between the organ donors and the recipients of the organs. The broker can normally buy an organ for up to 10,000 U.S. dollars from the donor and charge the recipient almost 160,000 U.S. dollars or more for the organ. In these cases doctors fear the spread of disease from the organs or by improper surgical procedures (O’Reilly, 2012). When buying organs from malnourished poor farmers or from homeless druggies looking for money for their next fix. Unclear where organ donors are coming from and what their medical histories are, is forcing governments to take action in trying to prevent these kind of transactions from taking place, this has forced the criminals to go underground making them harder to catch because of their use of make this shift clinics for the medical procedures. The use of this kind of transaction leaves no one person accountable for problems or mishaps that might come up after these procedures. Criminal enterprises then threaten these individuals to keep them from talking and the fear of being arrested by the government for the buying or selling of human organs keep them from going to the

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