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.”
Asakaze Nishimura TOK Period 8 Mr. Lamb May 17, 2016 Extended Essay 2008 words The shortage of organ donors and the rapidly increasing demand for organ transplantation has been causing many dilemmas in our society. Organ transplantation can save many people’s life if it is done accurately on time but the problem in many cases is that people get rejected. By the time the patient has received its donor submission, in most situations it is too late to do the organ transplantation. But even if you get a chance to get an organ transplant on time, there is what is known as transplant rejection.
The myths and misconceptions regarding organ donations are many, and indeed this situations constitutes an obstacle in increasing the overall number of organ donations. There are many instances of such misconceptions. One of these instances is the religious one. In fact, many people are convinced that organ donations are forbidden by their religious beliefs and this is common among Roman Catholics, Judoists, Islamics and Jews among the others. However, these are clearly myths.
In Joanna MacKay's article, 'Organ Selling Will Save Lives", sides with the legalization of organ selling, due to her main focus she emphasizes on kidney failure. In ignorance of government, patients all over the globe are dying on the wait for a kidney transplant. She presents her ideas that government should not prohibit the sale of organs. She writes "lives shouldn’t be wasted they should be saved". Her thesis is understandable and she supports it with good reasons.
On December 23 1954, the first successful living-related kidney transplant took place, taking the medical world by storm. Organ Transplants have been experimented with since the 1800s, but by the 20th century, they were finally successful.(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). Despite the common controversy of organ transplants, the decision on whether they are ethical is ultimately up to the patient. 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.
The ideal age bracket for organ donors are ages 18-24, and yet they are the least aware of the latest organ donation information. Across the board we need to better communicate updates and current statistic regarding organ donation. But our focus would be 18-24 age bracket, this will affect our method of communication; more online//through social media campaigning. To appeal to the older demographic obtaining television and radio advertisement (perhaps a segment on NPR) would most definitely make this more of a household topic nation-wide.
A human clone is an exact genetic copy of a human which is produced in laboratories by using biotechnology. Human clones have soul and they can feel pain. In this situation, tissues and whole organs are generated for organ harvesting for each one’s sponsor who are genetically identical to them. It has sometimes been suggested that the recipient could make use of the organs of his/ her clone for transplant. Not only can this method avoid the risk of organ transplant repulsion by the recipient, but also mitigate the problem of the shortage of organ donation.
I believe that the first organ Transplant because we would be so behind in the medical world if we had never learned or found out that we could do transplant organs and keep people from dying. In 1950 Ruth Tucker, age 49 was suffering from polycystic kidneys and really needed a new kidney to live. Both her sister and mother had died from the same disease. Ruth made history on june 17, by being the first person to ever have a organ transplant, the surgery took 45 minutes. I believe that Truman signing the peace treaty with japan to end WWII was the most important thing that happened in 1951.
DEAD DONOR RULE The first instance of heart transplantation not only startled the world, it once again posed the same ethical dilemma as kidney transplant. However, this time the uncertainty was stronger as removal of a kidney from a living donor was substantially justified by the fact that kidneys are paired organs. But removal of heart definitely ends the life of its source. So the discussion over the definition of death again came into picture:
This act shows great love and compassion when one pledges their organs for others who are in need. Organ donation can be done from either a living person or a cadaver to a living recipient in a process known as organ transplantation. Regardless of the fact that organ donation for organ transplant enhances the quality of many lives, ethical and legal aspects must always be considered, especially in the case where cadaver organ transplantation is involved.  In Malaysia, the recipient of cadaver organ donation is dependent on the needs and the results of histocompatibility laboratory tests to prevent illegal organ trafficking. According to the Code of Medical Ethics, under section II – Ethical Obligation of Doctors to the Patient (13.Transplantation), any details regarding organ transplantation including the objective of