Imagine your child needs a heart transplant. If she gets it in time, she’ll live a long, healthy life. Without it, your child has, at most, one year to live. The article “Why Legalizing Organ Sales Would Help Save Lives, End Violence” published in The Atlantic on November 11, 2011, written by Anthony Gregory, claims that organ sales should be legalized because many people die on the transplant list before they can get an organ. Gregory gives an insight on some of the benefits of organ transplants and how in some countries, it is legal for people to sell their organs. The text is directed toward medical personnel because it causes them to question, “what if”, organ sales legalized or what would they gain from this legalization? His article is also directed towards people in need of an organ, and organ donors. Gregory is successful when he uses logical, emotional and ethical tactics to persuade his audience on why organ sales would be beneficial.
In his essay “Yes, Lets Pay for Organs”, Charles Krauthammer talks about the moral and ethical boundaries of paying for organs (kidneys). Krauthammer claims that organs should be harvested only from the dead and not the living because only dead people can be considered commodities. In his essay, Krauthammer states that there is shortage of organs, which can be reduced if organs are harvested from both the living and the dead. In his essay, Krauthammer says, “There is a distinction between strip-mining a live person and strip-mining a dead one.
Kevorkian (2009) asserted that there are five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody worries. Experiencing this instance creates a great impact on the country’s economic status. This situation is where the organ trade emanated from. Organ trade is the substitution of human organs with money for the aim of transplantation. To place it plainly, it is the buying and marketing of human organs.
In Joanna MacKay's article, 'Organ Selling Will Save Lives", sides with the legalization of organ selling, due to her main focus she emphasizes on kidney failure. In ignorance of government, patients all over the globe are dying on the wait for a kidney transplant. She presents her ideas that government should not prohibit the sale of organs. She writes "lives shouldn’t be wasted they should be saved". Her thesis is understandable and she supports it with good reasons.
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
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 effects and outcomes from those in need of a transplant are quite impressive. As of August 2017, 116,000 men, women, and children were on the national transplant waiting list.
The life-saving aid of kidney organ sale is valuably perceived by people. C. The financial benefits given by kidney organ sale are sought after by those who need monetary provision. V. Survey on Selected Second Year Medical Technology Students of Silliman University Conclusion: This research paper has shown that although most respondents settled for the regulation of the sale and believed it to be altruistic; it is still impractical due to its high risks; unlawful due to its constitutional prohibitions; and unethical and irreligious due to the commodification and commercialization of the human
An exceedingly criticized phenomenon has been widely debated upon in different parts of the world. Kidney organ sale is the selling of one’s kidney primarily for financial provisions. It has been increasing since the demand for kidney for transplantation has escalated. It is seen as a practice with religious, ethical, political and practical issues. On the other hand, people who favor kidney organ sale see it as a beneficial and altruistic custom not only because of its monetary purposes but also because of its life saving intentions.
More people are likely to donate if they would be rewarded so that they are helped just like the recipitant. She states that there are several donors in third world countries that would gladly give away their kidney’s for only the cost of $1,000. They are in such a desperate time they would sell their body parts, just to help their family survive. Another reason why organ sales should be legal is because it would stop the illegal trade of kidney’s.
The positive impact of xenotransplantation is that it can save countless lives, even though there are many risks involved, as time goes on scientists will develop safe methods posing less risks. Another positive impact it can pose on society is that it may decrease the demand of organs in the black market, the rate in which demand for organ increases it increases in the black market as well. It is reported that a plethora of criminal organizations take advantage of this and kill to acquire organs and sell to people at higher prices. Legalizing xenotransplantation can decrease the demand for organs, in turn decrease the uses of black market
The selling of human organs is not only illegal but unethical, in many cases unsafe, and it is very biased against lower class. CBS news reported a story in July,2009 on a man name Levy Izhak Rosenblum from, Newark, N.J. Sales of human organs from Israel on the black market to American customers in exchange for payments of 120,000 or more (CBS,2011). Levy feels as that he had performed a lifesaving service for desperately ill people who had been on official transplant waiting lists (CBS,2011).
Outline Thesis statement: The problem of organ shortage is a very serious now. More and more people are waiting for organs to continue their lives. We have the responsibilities to understand the situation and give a hand to solve the problem. Introduction I. Hook: compare the number of dead people because of organ lacking with that of the 911 accident and the Vietnam War II. Current statistic: more than 122,201 men, women, and children is waiting for life-saving organ transplants.
Organ Donation, only two hundred one thousand, four hundred and fifty-nine people are registered at death since 1988 and only one hundred fifty-two thousand and ninety people were living donors since 1988. Compared to the amount of people who died with organs that are donatable, that 's not much and the amount of living donors compared to the amount of living people right now is three hundred twenty-five million, seven hundred sixty-two thousand, seven hundred and ten the amount of living donors is only 21.4190748899% of the population. It seems many people that can donate don’t know all the facts of organ donation. Even though some people believe stuff they view on television, television writers usually over exaggerate things. Despite advances in medicine and technology, and increased awareness of organ donation and transplantation, there continues to be a gap between supply and demand.
I think the author did a superb job at getting her point across in such a structured way that the audience would not be confused by the use of terminology that they were not familiar with. She also still made sure that the audience was well informed through accurate statics of how many lives would be affected by selling organs. She also involved the audience by giving them a peek into the future, which allowed them to stimulate their own idea of how beneficial selling organs could be as well as created an empathetic feel when she discussed how many people that has and are currently
Critics often argue that people can already be matched up perfectly by donating organs. Although by donating organs people have the possibility of never receiving the organ, if we sell organs people can put exactly what blood type, the organ condition, and more by selling them and never have the chance of it getting taken by another person in critical condition. For example, Dimitri Linde a writer at the Wall Street Journal, illustrates, “Additionally, by working with living donors, these matching services furnish kidneys that endure, on average, twice as long as equally compatible cadaver transplants.” (Linde paragraph 8) Linde is trying to point out that living donors are better than dead ones, which give you much more time to keep the organ fresh till use. For example, every human has two kidneys if you are willing to sell a kidney the chances of the transplant working for the person in need is higher because it is an alive organ.