Pros And Cons Of Organ Sales

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Organ buying and selling is unethical and dangerous. With just anyone selling and buying organs, people can get hurt and killed when others become desperate. The poor would be selling their organs to the rich and endangering themselves- not to mention the fact that once organs are being sold, they won’t be being donated, and the poor can’t afford the cost of something life-saving. It’s not even possible to fully regulate an organ-selling market, as global and local sale prices would differ, and it could be dangerous for recipients to get organs from a cheaper place.
With unreliable statistics about the successes and failures of organ transplants in the current system, and nothing but assumptions about another system, it is entirely uncertain about whether or not a different approach to organ transplants would work
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In reality, the practical application of a centralized, regulatory structure for the purchase and sale of organs would result in a fragmented marketplace at best. The failures of the trade of exotic animals would be an analogy. The trade may result in wasted or damaged organs--the profiteers would care more about maximizing income than the wellbeing of participants. Organs are perishable and notoriously difficult to handle and transport, enhancing the difficulty of regulating the purchase and sale of them.
Everywhere on the globe, organ sales are illegal, illustrating strong consensus that organs shouldn’t be subjected to sale. The main reason, is that the administration of the market has proven extraordinarily difficult and has failed, says newint.org. Capitalistic markets with profit incentives lead those acting in the market to seek profit over all other objectives. Where does this leave the donor and recipient? Will their best interests be served in such a structure? Or will they be better off with the donation system we have
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