Organ Donation Case Study

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SUBJECT AREA OF STUDY (AREA OF STUDY) : Should there be Legalization OF Sale OF Human Organs CENTER NAME : Deccan International School CENTER NUMBER : IN725 CANDIDATE NAME: Akshay Rao CANDIDATE NUMBER: 0038 Introduction To quote an eminent authority on the subject 'Organ Transplantation is one of the miracles of modern medicine '. Sadly it is a glory that is out of reach for many thousands of people whose lives could be saved. Today we require more families to consent to donation of organs of their family members, more people to sign in for organ donation and for medical personnel to approach more families of potential donors. This would eventually help increase the…show more content…
One alternative is albeit with its own moral and legal issues is to institute a 'Presumed Consent ' System, wherein one consents to having organs donated after death. 24 counties in the European Union, have the system of 'Presumed Consent '. Of these, Spain and Belgium are the greatest success stories. The United States also has a version of this system, but it is limited. Organ sales are permitted in the Philippines as long as the donor recipients are native. Iran uses a hybrid system of free market and government…show more content…
If someone wants to alleviate a financial problem he should be allowed to do it. If it is something that could be ethically justified and probably helps stop all this illegal trafficking. There remains stiff opposition to liberalizing the market. A large number of Medical Association members feel that it is not a good idea to legalize payment for organ donors as such payment creates the belief that the wealthy ill have property rights to the body parts of the poor. It would require a huge change in public opinion and legalization. One argument against a regulated market is if you are paying some people, what would be the impact on the existing deceased donor program and the living donor program? Introducing a regulated organ market would attract paid donors at the expense of voluntary donors. A radical extension to the organ transplant program is now being launched bringing fresh hope to hundreds of desperately ill patients. Hospitals now retrieve organs from patients who die in accidents and emergency departments – as well as those who die in Intensive Care Units (ICU’s). The move is expected to make hundreds of more organs available to reduce the waiting list. Despite decades and decades of public education about the virtues of organ donation, the waiting list just gets longer, and the time to transplantation just gets longer. It is past time to face the fact that altruism is just not enough. Many people need more of an incentive to give. And that 's why we need to

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