Essay On Organ Donation And Relativism

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aegan Hope
02/10/2018
PHIL-2306-I02
Dr. Griffin Nelson
Organ Donation and Relativism
Five years ago, Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus. “According to the Mayo Clinic, lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs” (abc news). Gomez was told by doctors she had lupus nephritis and that she would be needing a kidney transplant. Luckily her friend, the star of ‘Secret Life of the
American Teenager”, Francia Raisa, donated a kidney to her. “Not everyone is lucky enough to have a donor.” Gomez explains (abcnews.com). Selena is one of the few that are able to receive an organ donation. There is big demand for organ donations and because of this many people are put on a
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It is necessary to have boundaries when people’s lives are at stake.
Since all truths are morally correct, then the belief that not donating organs to help save other peoples lives is morally equal to the belief that we should. If everyone considers their own truths to be right, then we cannot judge one’s opinion or decision because morally they are correct. With that being said, relativism does not aid ones view on organ donating since all truths are equal. Organ donation is a choice. Some people want to be buried with all their organs intact like God gave them, while others feel at an obligation to save lives if they can.
Organ donation has much controversy over the years. I argue that organ donning is ethical to helping those who are in need of a donation, however that is if they are truly declared dead after a conclusion of many tests. Even though they may be considered brain dead, the help of life support still keeps their heart beating through the ventilation. “Brain death occurs when the patient is in a state where they will never wake up or the patient loses all vital functions of the brain, which includes the ability to ever breathe on their own. However, a test to ensure

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