Ethics Of Organ Donation

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A human clone is an exact genetic copy of a human which is produced in laboratories by using biotechnology. Human clones have soul and they can feel pain. In this situation, tissues and whole organs are generated for organ harvesting for each one’s sponsor who are genetically identical to them. It has sometimes been suggested that the recipient could make use of the organs of his/ her clone for transplant. Not only can this method avoid the risk of organ transplant repulsion by the recipient, but also mitigate the problem of the shortage of organ donation. This essay will argue that it is morally impermissible to use the organs of the clones for each one’s sponsor because human clones are rational beings, worthy of dignity and respect and that…show more content…
This is because the human sponsors are using human clones (people) to get what they want. According to Categorical Imperative, act so that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in that of another, always as an end and never as a means only (lecture notes, week 3). Humans should not be treated as a means to an end. In this case, human clones are used as a means only to obtain tissues and organs for each sponsor. They have no difference from poultries that are well-fed and then are killed for human consumption. Kantianism implies that we have strict duties of beneficence towards other persons, for example, we should promote the welfare of others and respect their rights and avoid harming them (lecture notes, week 3). Hence, this act is immoral. The sponsors can gain happiness because they will become healthy again, but the lives of human clones are taken away. The happiness of the sponsors is based on the suffering of the human clones. In fact, happiness of everyone should be treated equally. This is one of the most important reasons why human clones should not be used as a means only to avoid organ transplant repulsion or mitigate the shortage of…show more content…
The use of clones for organ transplant would not pass the categorical imperative because the human sponsors are using human clones as a means only to achieve what they want. Besides, the use of clones for organ transplant would deprive the rights of the clones and violate the rule of equality as clones are the same as human beings with those human characteristics. human clones are rational and can feel pleasure and pain, therefore, humans should respect the clones and should not use them to harvest organs or tissues. Otherwise, they should not produce human clones in the first place in order to avoid ethical issues. Moreover, it is morally unjustified to inflict intense pains on clones for the sake of sponsors when the amount and quality of pain on the clones is much larger than that of the
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