Organ Donation Pros And Cons

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1.0 Introduction

1.1 Background of the Issue

This report is written to examine the effect of organ donation/sale among the people as there has

been a number of issue which bring to the community because not all of them could accept organ

donation/sale which may touch to their religion and culture. In this research project, the report would

be intended to analyse the pros and cons of organ donation/sale.

Organ donation is the process of providing people of biological tissue or organ of the human body (The Pros

and Cons n.d). Organs for organ donation are removed from the deceased or living donor for transplantation

purposes through a surgical procedure known as allotransplantations , defined as same species to species

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People in the poor countries will get involved which sell their organ to earn

money.(e.g Phillippines,Nepal,India)

3.2 Benefits for the recipients and living donor

Organ donation has bring positive impact to both recipients and living donor. When there is more people

donate their organ, the recipient will have a shorter waiting time for the organ. Over 89,000 U.S. patients are

currently waiting for an organ transplant; nearly 4,000 new patients are added to the waiting list each month.

Every day, 17 people die while waiting for a transplant of a vital organ, such as a heart, liver, kidney, pancreas,

lung or bone marrow. This is because of the lack of available donors in this country, 3,886 kidney patients,

1,811 liver patients, 457 heart patients and 483 lung patients died in 2004 while waiting for life

transplants.(National Kidney Foundation n.d)

When the organs are transplant to the recipient body, the organ can function immediately and also helps the

recipient recover faster and shortens the length of the hospital stay. Recipients of living

generally released from the hospital on the fifth day after the transplant. Moreover, the supply of
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Besides that, donors can also have the ability to comfort grieving families this

is because it is always a hard time to lose a loved one. Many grieving families of organ donors can take comfort

because their

part left in the world.(Live On NY n.d)

Decease donor also can donate their body for medical purposes. Medical student needs cadavers for their

research or study in order to develop become a qualified doctor. Besides that, by donating the body, we can

ensure that the medical students will have the proper opportunity to perform procedures in a low risk

environment and we can confirm that the medical students will gain enough experiences during their training

period(Occupy Theory n.d). Moreover, by donating our body to science, we can avoid costs related with body

burial in a cemetery. The cost for headstone or memorial marker can also be lowered and reduced. Full

responsibility will usually be taken by the donor program or medical school accepting the body to handle the

eventual cremation and burial tasks. Families are usually given the option of having cremated remains buried

at the school site or returned to the family once the school is finished using the body for teaching

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