Also, when a doctor realises that a patient’s chances of survival are less than a year regardless of medical treatment, he should suggest the ‘noble cause’ with the patient and his or her family. Hospitals, both government and private, should form a network with an organ registry and a dedicated team, who can talk to the family members about organ donation and also increase awareness among common man. We should have more hospitals capable of organ transplants with well-equipped Intensive Care Units (ICU) and operation theatres to retrieve organs for harvesting. We should also have a system where it is compulsory to identify the brain-dead patients, thus, increasing the availability of organs. Following the footsteps of the West, the Government could also try an option where adults applying for driving
Every nation has laws governing them so does ethics and code of conduct in the medical field. Major ethical issues become a threat which in most cases are settled in the courts. We will now discuss each of the ethical issues surrounding organ transplant as follows: a. Ethical issues involving the donor Organs can be obtained from a deceased person, a living donor, in infant donor or from a human fetus. Decease donors in most cases write a will prior to their deaths permitting their own organs to be given to someone else.
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.
Although there are valid reasons people say no to it, but there are many more reasons to be a donor. Many people say no to organ donation because of the myths they hear. One common myth is that if you are an organ donor, the hospital staff won’t work as hard to save you when you’re sick. This is not true as this quote states, “When you go to the hospital for treatment, doctors focus on saving your life — not somebody else 's.”(10 Myths) The staffs number one priority is to save lives if it’s possible. Almost all hospitals have policies that say the nurses,
Paige Hillman Mrs. Johnson English 9 20 March 2018 Organ Transplantation Although many people believe organ donations are unethical and donors are not a priority when in need of care, but organ donation is very ethical and every patient receives the same care, if more people were willing to donate organs it would save many lives; therefore, people should be encouraged to donate, and others should spread the word. Organ transplants are becoming more popular and common throughout the United States and can be seen in many different forms such as a liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, heart, but due to the shortage of organs available, many are still on the list of those in need of an organ. Because of this, “Each day, about 77 people get an organ
Organ Donation: A Gift Not a Requirement The topic of organ donation has become a hot topic over the last few years. As the number of those requiring organ transplants steadily grows, the number of those registered to donate organs remains insufficient. Although according to HealthCorps (2016), 95 percent of Americans would agree to organ donation, only 52 percent registered as organ donors. With the continued high demand for organ donations and the limited supply, it is not surprising that there were judgments made about those who decline to register to become organ donors. Some have even been labeled selfish for refusing to register as organ donors.
The existing demand for human organs available for transplantation far exceeds the available supply. There is currently a substantial increase in the number of patients on the transplant waiting list as well as in the number of patients that perish as a result of the inability to receive a necessary transplantation. The current levels of organ transplantation in the United States are not sustainable and alternative options towards ameliorating the current shortage of organ donors are desperately needed although many ethical concerns could be generated. Solutions towards the improvement in organ availability such as the use of live organ donors, foreign transplantations, financial incentives, and improvements towards recruitment methods will
Introduction Organ transplantation is one of the greatest achievements in modern medicine. In 2015, more than 4000 lives were saved and improved by an organ transplant in the UK. However, not all of people waiting for a lifesaving transplant can benefit from transplantation because of the shortage of organ donation. British people have legitimate reasons to concern about their donor shortage as their country’s organ donor rate is much lower than many European nations although the UK is one of the world leaders. Additionally, this situation is even worse as in 2015, the current National Health Service Blood and Transplants (NHSBT) data showed that the number of deceased donors in the UK has dropped by 3% for the first time in 11 years.
There are many myths that people still believe about organ donation. Many of these myths come from television, movies, and ignorance. There are certain things that can stop me from being an organ donor such as age, illness or physical defects. Each person’s medical condition is assessed at the time of death to determine which organs and tissues are usable for donation. People living with incurable diseases or those who have a history of cancer or other deadly diseases are still encouraged to join and register for organ donation.
The purpose of this article is to persuade the people to donate their organs and tissues when they die. Questions you could ask yourself when reading this article would be, “how would you feel if you had to wait for something that you really needed?” If you donate your organs and made the decision by your license or medical records your giving another person a second chance to live and thrive. It is very simple to become an organ donor but the problem is that there are less organ donors in the U.S. The statistics on organ donation in the United States is 21 people die every day waiting on an organ. It is about 45 percent that American adults are registered on the donors list.