Imagine if you were in need of a transplant and was waiting for the day when you found your donor match. Many recipients are stuck on the waitlist for a donor and sometimes even pass away because the waitlist took too long. To avoid this issue, a few ideas or systems should be considered in order to make the process quicker. Currently organ donations only consist of hair, blood plasma, and sperm and egg. Since removing your kidney is a riskier procedure than donating your hair, receiving money for the process will influence people to donate. Adding kidneys to the accepted list of organ sales can cause an uproar both good and bad, but may overall benefit those in need. The process of organ donations in the United States is an unstable procedure, but with the improvement in the system black markets can be stopped, awareness can be improved, and more lives will be saved.
The argument of whether organ donors should be compensated for their efforts has become a heated topic. The two sides of the argument have equally valid points, but one must look to the benefit of not only the organ recipients, but also to the donors and to their well-being. There are more ways than one to get the desired organs, not all of them legal in the least. The exploitation of the poor that would accompany the choice of paying people for organ donation would most likely be devastating. Ultimately, organ donation should remain a gift between the donor and the recipient to reduce the chance of exploitation of any participants.
Organ donation is currently the only successful way of saving the lives of patients with organ failure and other diseases that require a new organ altogether. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services there is currently 122,566 patients both actively and passively on the transplant list. This number will continue to increase, in fact, every ten minutes another person is added to the list. Unfortunately, twenty-two of these people die while waiting for an organ on a daily basis. Each day, about eighty Americans receive a lifesaving organ transplant. 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 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.
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
Right now there are 115,429 people waiting for organs. We could be saving more lives then we are today by simply requiring organ donation. 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.
During the previous decades, society’s behavior with regard to organ donation remains reluctant. A survey showed that although people plainly accept to offer their organs for transplantation, when a person dies, his or her relatives often refuse donation. To be able
Donating organs is very impactful on its own, yet some believe that organs should be sold. Both arguments want the same outcome to get as many individuals as possible the organs they need in order to maintain a normal life. The difference here lies in the format one receives/buys their organs. The main problem with selling/ buying organs comes down to the financial hierarchy; who ever has the money gets the organ and this cannot be the deciding factor, on who get to receive one, which allows for opportunities. Opportunities come in all forms and as defined in the dictionary as “a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success” (“Dictionary”, n.d.). Both are great ideas that once again want the same outcome yet one makes this dream a reality for a greater population of individuals reaching more and more people. Donating organs has plenty of benefits not only for the recipient but the donor as well. Organ donations in the United States are opportunities that can give others hope, the will to keep moving forward, and faith in mankind.
Consistently many patients who are waiting for an organ transplant die or are informed that they will not be able to survive the surgery as they have grown too weak. Contributing variables are the long waiting time for a suitable donor which brought about the deteriorating health and eventually the failure for the surgery to take place as patients turn out to be too sick. Time is of the essence for these patients. Yet the present arrangement of organ donation neglects to address the needs of these patients.
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.
But not everyone can become an organ donor, so the choice isn’t always available. The fact that one of your organs can save up to eight lives is amazing, which is a reason that most people become organ donors. Some people are good Samaritans and they want to help others. On the other hand, some people do not care about the well-being of
I read through several scientific article that were interesting to me. Including, an article about a fish that can walk up a water fall, one about how forest will look in the next 1,000 years, and another about how to recognize spring in our environment. However, the article that interested me the most was about 3-D printing organ transplants. The article was titled, “It’s Possible to Grow a 3-D Printed Ear on a Mouse’s Back” and was written by Nicholas Fleur. It was absolutely fascinating. Bioengineers at the Wake Forest institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Caroline have been working with a system they call an ”integrated tissue and organ printing system”. This system woks much like a normal 3–D printer, but uses a mixture of human, mice, rat, or
Every day someone new is in need of a transplant that will save their life, but due to the scarce amount of organs not everyone is given a second chance. “There is a long waiting lists for hearts, kidneys, livers, and other organs that are necessary to help save someone’s life. Doctor-assisted suicide allows physicians to preserve vital organs that can be donated to others (assuming the patients are organ donors). Once again, we have to put the needs of the living ahead of the needs of the dying.” (Messerli, 2002)
When dealing with this issue, it should not be forgotten that this is a discussion of life and death, where a decision is made on who lives, who dies and why. This issue is also regarding real people who are suffering, and decisions made based on good ethics and proper understanding of social and religious aspects will facilitate and make the process less painful. Both the community and physicians should therefore approach organ transplant positively and objectively and treat ethical, social and religious issues as negotiable perspectives and not barriers to organ