Kidney Transplants - The Hottest Thing Since Botox “Organ Sales Will Save Lives,” by Joanna MacKay, is an informative persuasive article where the author enlightens you about the worldwide kidney crisis and actively sways her readers into personally believing in her argument. MacKay uses facts to appeal to the readers' logic while simultaneously playing on their emotions in a perfect balance, and she is successful through substantial use of data, refutations, and a toss between a serious and passionate tone. MacKay starts her argument off strong by using the appeal of data. This is an amazing strategy to begin her argument with, considering not many people know what end-stage renal disease is, what it does to the body,
I think the author did a superb job at getting her point across in such a structured way that the audience would not be confused by the use of terminology that they were not familiar with. She also still made sure that the audience was well informed through accurate statics of how many lives would be affected by selling organs. She also involved the audience by giving them a peek into the future, which allowed them to stimulate their own idea of how beneficial selling organs could be as well as created an empathetic feel when she discussed how many people that has and are currently
She discusses the case of Carl, a man who died while awaiting a kidney transplant. She describes how his family was left to mourn his death (Satel, 2001). By sharing these stories, Satel instills in her readers a sense of sadness and urgency, compelling them to consider the human cost of the organ shortage. Satel appeals to the emotions of her audience and makes a compelling case for legalizing organ sales by humanizing the issue and presenting the real-life consequences of the organ shortage. In her article "Organs for Sale," Sally Satel appeals to readers' emotions to emphasize the human cost of the organ shortage and the urgent need for a solution.
According to MacKay’s research, in the year 2000, “2,583 Americans died while waiting for a kidney transplant” (120) and according to Matas, “over 6% of waiting candidates die annually” (2007). "With over 60,000 people in line in the United States alone, the average wait for a cadaverous kidney is ten long years" (120). As the reader can see, MacKay is very credible with stating factual statistics in regards to the urgent need of kidney donations and she has Matas to back her up with similar statistics. These statistics show the reader that MacKay’s argument is a strong
My opinion is that organ transplant should not be allow for many reason. Many people are marketing illegal kidney. So how they getting them? The reasons are in the book “The House of The Scorpion” because El Patron was a drug lord who made an empire full of slaves, clones, and people.
Examples and explanations- She cites an article from The Lancet explaining that even though donating a kidney is a risk, tons of people do risky things all of the time, from jobs to just pure pleasure. It does not make sense for the government to ban something that is a risk because they need to do it to sustain life. She also cites an article from Michael Finkel, of the New York Times. This article states that the money people who are diagnosed with end stage renal disease spend on dialysis would cover the expense of the transplant, and reward the donor with as much as $25,000.
The arguments for and against donation of organs to illegal immigrants are tough to stomach for both sides because one way or another the person not getting the donation can die. There is also the financial side of it, where illegal immigrants must secure donations in order to afford it, there are a couple examples in the book that shows the need for money in order to get donated to as an illegal. The first is the son of a butcher, Leonardo Sanchez, who needed $250,000 in order to get a transplant, so his father brought him to the U.S. in order to receive treatment(Chavez,115). Another case about Edgar Gutierrez shows that money is a necessity in order to receive a organ donation as he got financial backing from a CNN executive and a retired pilot(Chavez,115). Something that I feel isn’t realized when people donate to causes like these, is that their donations are providing someone who isn’t a citizen to receive an organ that could and most likely would have gone to a U.S. citizen.
Whether someone believes in the marketing of human organs or not, one must factor in the positives and negatives of the economic growth, medical benefits, and resourcing that is found when having human organs become a good to buy and sell. Poverty is a large issue in urban and rural areas around the world. Some countries believe in selling human organs and some oppose. The ideology of making a market on human organs as an economic achievement may seem a bit bizarre to the naked eye. Through the knowledge and research, one may change their view.
We need a way to save these lives, and we have one: Organ donation. When you become an organ donor, you can saves the lives up to eight people. Controversy surrounds this option for many reasons, and some do not find this option to be ethical but most believe it is what God’s calls us to do. The Catholic sees it as love and charity.
The selling of human organs is not only illegal but unethical, in many cases unsafe, and it is very biased against lower class. CBS news reported a story in July,2009 on a man name Levy Izhak Rosenblum from, Newark, N.J. Sales of human organs from Israel on the black market to American customers in exchange for payments of 120,000 or more (CBS,2011). Levy feels as that he had performed a lifesaving service for desperately ill people who had been on official transplant waiting lists (CBS,2011).
Who is anyone to take the right of life from someone, just because you are being selfish and have no beneficial use for your organs, when someone is dying because they need an organ of yours? I have to agree, that if organ donations did become legal, it would change the underlying meaning of organ donations, it wouldn’t be because you truly want to help people. But even if you don’t have a choice, you would still be saving someone’s life, which is heroic. We should have compassion for people, because we never know if that could be us one
To begin with, I partially feel that the selling of organs should be morally permissible including the procurement programs run by the States that offer financial compensation to living donor as long as the donor is not coerced even if his financial status is not good, lacking capacity, ill-informed or manipulated and helps those recipients who are genuinely in need. This way the donor achieves both purpose viz compensation and life of recipient. As we all know, organ donation is a noble act and can save many lives, however, there are pros and cons on the subject. There are black marketers and hence legalization to reduce the influence of these bodies and implementation of legal compensation organ donation program is a must to decrease the amount of business going to the Black Market and also minimize exploitation of the donors, specifically poors. Despite stringent laws it is
What’s more important is that people are not allowed to sell or buy human organs according to Islam’s rules. Yet, organs can be used to save other human’s life, especially those who upon death. In addition, Islam states that this donation is like using the blessings of Allah in the best way possible, since it saves many people lives. Pledging to donate
The act Donating Organs, either prior to death or after death, is considered by many to be one of the most generous, selfless and worthwhile decisions that one could make. The decision to donate an organ could mean the difference of life or death for a recipient waiting for a donor. Organ donations offer patients new chances at living more productive, healthy and normal lives and offers them back to families, friends and neighborhoods. Despite the increasing number of donor designations in the past few years, a shortage still exists in donors.
Organ transplants in the present day are very expensive even if you have health insurance with high coverage. Another problem is that some organs are so high in demand that there is a waiting list, on which patients can remain for months or years. Increasing the number of donated organs would increase the number of operations which in effect would bring down the expenses and eliminate organ waiting