Introduction Organ transplant is an old practice in the medical field. However, successful transplantation did not occur then until the twentieth century when the discovery of blood types and compatibility were discovered. It also came as a result of the discovery of food preservation methods which contributed to blood transfusions being accepted as a medical practice: this led to numerous blood transfusions. The first tissue transplant attempts were done in the 1920’s and more research was done to include organ transplants. The first organ transplant was tried in dogs where Dr. Emmerich discovered that the graft kidney remained compatible and functioned longer if the recipient and donor have a similar genetic make-up.
Organ Donation: Life Goes On Twenty-two people have died today. Organ donation is supported by 95% of U.S. adults, but only 54% are actual donors. “Deceased organ donors can donate: kidneys (2), liver, lungs (2), heart, pancreas, and intestines. In 2014, hands and faces were added to the organ transplant list. Living organ donors can donate: one kidney, a lung, or a portion of the liver, pancreas, or intestine.” (https://www.organdonor.gov/about/what.html#expandcollapse) Whether you are a donator or never heard of organ donation before now.
On the other hand, people who favor kidney organ sale see it as a beneficial and altruistic custom not only because of its monetary purposes but also because of its life saving intentions. An examination of the study reveals complex safety health issues on the donor and recipient, lack of moral justifications, spiritual conflicts, and violation of constitutional rights. This includes the preferable choice of donation rather than sale. It can, therefore, be concluded that kidney organ sale is improper taking into consideration religious, ethical, political and practical concerns and principles. This paper presents the discussion on kidney organ sale as improper in five parts.
“You don’t have to be a Doctor to Save Lives” (LUMS EMS). Scientists say that organs from one donor can save or aid as many as fifty people. By definition, Organ Donation is the act of taking healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Organs that can be donated include; internal organs (Kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, and lungs), Skin, Bone and Bone marrow, and cornea (MedlinePlus). Organ Donation usually happens when a person dies and has given prior consent or by the permission given from his/her next of kin to decide whether or not to donate his/her organs, however, death and sickness don’t happen by the books, sometimes a person has or wishes to donate an organ while he is alive.
In the United States alone, 19 people die every day waiting on an organ transplant that could have saved their lives. The only solution to this problem is getting more drivers registered as organ donors. It has been proposed that the states automatically register their drivers as donors and it is up to the drivers to go through the procedure of opting out if that is what they wish. I agree with this proposal because you still have the freedom to make your choice but most people would not want to go through the process of opting out, so the number of organ donors would be greatly increased. If I was introducing this topic to an audience who knew nothing about it, I would start with explaining what organ donors do.
For organ donor recipients, organ transplants are often a second chance at life. Some people spend their whole lives struggling with one part of their body, which is holding them back from their everyday lives. When organ transplants take place, they often receive that second chance at life they’ve always wanted. An example of someone who got that second chance is Charity Tilleman-Dick, an opera soprano whose an advocate for organ donation, and has had two double lung transplants. “I 'm alive today because a family in Ohio turned their tragedy into a miracle.
In the UK only approximately 900 individuals become organ donors each year, while over 6000 people are waiting for suitable organs. In the US much the same situation exists, with 70 000 presently on the waiting list and only approximately 5500 cadaveric donors per year. There are several reasons for the shortage of organs. Perhaps the most common reason is that people are hesitant to donate organs. There are other reasons as well: for example, physicians may neglect to inquire of family members whether they would consent to donating organs when their loved one dies.
As of August 2017, 116,000 men, women, and children were on the national transplant waiting list. Within 2016, 33,611 transplants were performed, these statistics show the large percentage of how unlikely it is for thousands of people to not receive a transplant. Expanding further into the waitlist, about every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list and 20 people die each day waiting (Organ Donor, n.d.). From examining these statistics, it appears as the ratio of those receiving and waiting is very uneven. Due to
Refusal of Organ Donation After Death Organ donation definition: it takes healthy organs and tissues from one person(the donor) for transplantation into another(the recipient). An organ transplant may save a person's life, or significantly improve their health and quality of life. Main Social Problem: Refusal of many people to donate due to many factors and obstacles. A chronic shortage of organs for transplantation has and continues to be one of the most controversial pressing health issues in many developed countries.During the previous decades, society’s behavior with regard to organ donation remains reluctant. A survey showed that although people plainly accept to offer their organs for transplantation, when a person dies, his or her relatives often refuse donation.
Organ donation is currently the only successful way of saving the lives of patients with organ failure and other diseases that require a new organ altogether. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services there is currently 122,566 patients both actively and passively on the transplant list. This number will continue to increase, in fact, every ten minutes another person is added to the list. Unfortunately, twenty-two of these people die while waiting for an organ on a daily basis. Each day, about eighty Americans receive a lifesaving organ transplant.