Presumed Consent On Organ Donation

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According to Donate life, an organization that promotes organ donation, only 51% of the population are organ donors. People are not informed and educated enough about organ donation when it’s not implied. In the book Nudge which discusses “Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Richard H. Thaler states “The concrete steps necessary to register as an organ donor appear to deter otherwise willing donors from registering,” (178). So Presumed Consent would enforce the amount of organs being donated to increase, and educate people in the process. If only 51% of the United States population are donors, than Presumed Consent would increase the percentages of organ donors. Which would later cause the amount of organs being donated …show more content…

One reason why someone would be proposed to it because of ethics. They believe that it should be your choice to donate, and not the government 's. But without the government 's help, not enough organs are being donated. People die everyday for various reasons, however most of their organs are being buried or burned with them. Their organs should not be buried with them, if they could save the lives of people dying each day waiting for organs. Sometimes the government needs to step in, and help for the bigger picture. Another counterargument is Religion. There is over 4,200 religions in the world, and each religion 's practices different beliefs. People who are against Presumed Consent would say having freedom to practice your own religion is in the first amendment. However, most main religions promote the idea because it’s a selfless act. “In general there has been broad support for organ donation among most faith communities,” (organdonor.gov). For example one major religion, Catholicism, says “Organ, eye, and tissue donation is considered an act of charity and love, and transplants are morally and ethically acceptable to the Vatican. (Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 86)” Another example is , Islam, The Fourth Conference of the Islamic Fiqh Council determined that transplantation offers “clear positive results” if practiced “...to achieve the aims of sharee 'ah which tries to achieve all that is good and in the best interests of individuals and societies and promotes cooperation, compassion and

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