But in 2003 only 19,000 organ transplants were implemented which means more than 64,000 have to wait more than a year to get transplanted. Not all patients can wait more than a year to get an organ transplant, and about 6200 people die each year waiting for their turn to come. In other words on average, 17 patients die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Every year on average, 38,700 people are being added to the United States’ organ transplant waiting list. Comparing this to the number of people receiving transplant every year, which is on average 24,800 patients, it would explain why many people die while waiting for their donor.
As of August 2017, 116,000 men, women, and children were on the national transplant waiting list. Within 2016, 33,611 transplants were performed, these statistics show the large percentage of how unlikely it is for thousands of people to not receive a transplant. Expanding further into the waitlist, about every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list and 20 people die each day waiting (Organ Donor, n.d.). From examining these statistics, it appears as the ratio of those receiving and waiting is very uneven. Due to
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.
The transplantation of an organ from one body to another is known as the organ transplant. The person who gives the organ is called the donor while the one who receives is called the recipient. Organ transplant is done to replace the recipient’s damaged organ with the working organ of the donor so that the recipient could function normally. Organ Transplantation is a boon to medical industry as it has helped in saving the lives of those who would have died otherwise. There is a great need for human organs for transplantation.
I think that making the process shorter would make it more tolerable for potential donors. I suppose to be an organ donor you cannot have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, as these factors can cause damage to the organs that will be donated, which may be hard for some people. I need to learn about any issues organ donating may cause for the government. I would research if organ donning could be considered an unethical process and cause friction between the government and the public. I also need to look at the economic effects of the transplant operations.
Although many people think “oh yeah, you’re helping someone out, so they don’t die”, but really no one really going to think that thoroughly. Therefore, not many people think it through when they get the opportunity to become a donor. One thing that sticks out in my mind is my grandpa and mom. Roughly around ten years ago my grandpa had a kidney transplant, he waited eight years for one. My mom said how she would never donate anything because the way we come into the world is the way we go it.
“You don’t have to be a Doctor to Save Lives” (LUMS EMS). Scientists say that organs from one donor can save or aid as many as fifty people. By definition, Organ Donation is the act of taking healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Organs that can be donated include; internal organs (Kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, and lungs), Skin, Bone and Bone marrow, and cornea (MedlinePlus). Organ Donation usually happens when a person dies and has given prior consent or by the permission given from his/her next of kin to decide whether or not to donate his/her organs, however, death and sickness don’t happen by the books, sometimes a person has or wishes to donate an organ while he is alive.
A lengthy wait list exists in America due to liver failure. “More than 16,000 Americans are waiting for a liver transplant, according to federal data from the Organ Procurement and Transport Network. Only 6,000 organs are available a year and nearly 2,000 people will die waiting for one to become available” (Donaldson). The people eligible for a liver transplant is a controversial topic. “Reluctance to perform liver transplantation in alcoholics is based on the fact that alcoholism is frequently considered to be self-inflicted and on fears of harmful post-transplant alcoholism recurrence” (Donckier).
An organ transplant is an operation that places a healthy organ from one person into another. The organ can come from someone who has died (a deceased donor) and has signed their state’s donor registry or told their family of their wishes to become a donor. Up to 25 different organs can be donated for transplantation. Transplantable organs include the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, and small intestines. According to Donate Life America's 2011 statistics, there were 8,127 deceased organ donors and 6,017 living organ donors in the United States, adding up to 28,535 organ transplants overall.
This is not true. As well as age, illness or the use of medicine, they all are not a problem for organ transplantation (Rijksoverheid, 2016, August 1). Imagine that only the kidneys of a person are not good enough for transplantation, there still are many of other organs that are good enough. The only thing that is necessary for transplantation is that your organs during the transplantation need to have oxygenated blood. This is why you get artificial blood circulation.