Shortage of Organ Donation “In India, every year nearly 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs” (Poreddi, 2016). Health is the most important element that can support people to be more energy to complete their life positively with high ambition. Recently, physicians have discovered many deadly diseases that have spread sharply among people such as cancer, kidney failure, heart diseases and diabetes. In the same time, many medical solutions have been discovered for these diseases. One of these solutions that can help people to overcome the disease is organ donation.
When they develop this diseases, they wouldn’t have enough money to pay for the surgical procedure, let alone 3 meals a day. As they cannot afford this service, more and more people living in poverty develop cataracts and leave them blind for the rest of their lives. For example, the cost of lens transplants are about $8,000 HKD per eye in HK, which $5,000 is for government subsidy and top up the rest by the patience if they cannot wait 2-5 years to have the transplants at government hospitals. Patients that have cataracts can develop anxiety and depression. Research has shown after undergoing cataract surgery allows the person to improve self confidence, reduces falls, and better mental health.
Whether it be because there are more irritants to cause organ failure, or a lack of donors, it’s hard to tell which may be impacting more. Every day in the United States, around 20 people die waiting for organ transplant. Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list. There are currently 114,959 people actively awaiting a transplant, but by the time this paper is finished, there will be thousands more. The problem is, there are only a little over 10,00 donors.
“More than 36,000 patients nationwide are waiting for an organ transplant. Less than half of these patients will be transplanted; about 2,000 new patients are added to the waiting list each month.” (1) There is a higher demand for the need of organ transplants in our medical field as more and more lethal diseases are being detected. Deceased organ donors are people who have either been in accidents that are brain dead or who have suffered a cardiac death. While organ donors save many lives every year, the majority of people waiting for an organ transplant don’t receive one because they die first. This is because hundreds of healthy, use able, and in demand organs are buried and cremated every day.
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.
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Many of those people—an average of 18 people per day—will die waiting, because there simply aren't enough organ donors to meet the need. (“Introduction of Organ Donations”) Too many innocent people are dying because there are not enough healthy people donating their organs. If each person donated their organs when they died, the waiting list would significantly decrease and lives would be saved. Viviano emphasizes that, “Each donor has the potential to offer eight different organs - the heart, liver, pancreas, small intestine, lungs and kidneys - as well as other items, such as corneas, bones, heart valves, tendons, ligaments and skin” (Viviano). Just imagine how many lives one person, who donated everything they could, can save when they
Every year about seven hundred ninety thousand people suffer from a heart attack. Five hundred eighty thousand are the person’s first heart attack. Two hundred and ten thousand have already suffered one heart attack. (Heart disease) Heart Attacks are when one or more blood vessels clog with fat and narrow slowly to cut off oxygen to the heart which kills the heart causing the body to shut down. There are not any clear warning signs of a heart attack.
In 2017, 510 people deceased donors donated their organs, saving over 1,400 people, and giving them the gift of organ donation. In 2017. ‘The most important thing that helps a family's decision is their knowing the donation decision of their loved one' (Donate Life, 2017) only 60% of Australians discuss their wishes for organ donation with their family, meaning the other 40% of Australian families are more than likely to decline organ donation, this is one of the biggest barriers for Australian organ donation. Also, during a conducted survey between the year 12 health class and other students, within figure 1, it can be shown that only 13.4% of people were registered to become an organ donor in Australia, compared to Australia's 76% (Transplant Australia, 2016). Furthermore, 40% of Australians don’t know if their religion supports organ and tissue donation, and 20% of families that declined donation in 2014 did so out of religious or cultural concerns, this amount is huge, if people who were educated in whether or not their religion accepts organ donation, a whole 20% of families would allow their loved one to proceed with organ and tissue transplantation, this barrier is one of the largest ones to date.
The shortage of human organs available was the cause of inventing this printer. In 2009 a study was conducted that shows 154,324 patients in the United States are in need for organs; however, 18% of them (27,996 individual) received organ transplant while 8,863 patient died per day due to this shortage(25% per day). 3D printing is the usage of a 3D bioprinter to produce artificial organs. Recent studies shows that 3D printing is used to create ears, stem cells, windpipes, bones, a jaw bone, cell cultures, exoskeletons, blood vessels, tissues, vascular networks, and organs, and also drug delivery devices and novel dosage forms. The current medical uses of 3D printing can be grouped into several categories: implants, tissue and organ fabrication; and anatomical models; creating prosthetics, and pharmaceutical research concerning drug delivery, dosage forms and