Should Human Organs Be Allowed

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One Organ at a Time A loved one being told they need an organ transplant to live is a frightening thought, but imagine if it could be fixed just like that? The problem can be easily solved; just pay someone for his or her organ. When someone is in need of an organ, you can sell your organ to someone who is in great need of one. In the United States, organs can only be donated by a family member, another willing individual, or match (Monti 2). Iran is currently the only country where it is legal to have a direct payment system for organs (Monti 2). The sale of human organs should be permitted and legal. The sale of human organs should be permitted and legal because it will decrease organ sales on the black market, shorten the wait…show more content…
By the end of the day, 18 people die due to having to wait for a kidney transplant (Monti 2). Out of 73,000 people on the transplant list for a kidney, 18 will pass away by tomorrow, and 6,000 more people will join the list each year (Linde A.17). If the sale of human organs were legal in the United States, more people would be off the transplant list. The thousands of people who need transplants could just pay to get an organ and live. A regulated market payment system will save people’s lives and lower the wait on the transplant list according to Monti (Monti 1). In the United States, the wait for a kidney is almost 5 years (Linde A.17). The wait on the transplant list for a liver is about 430 days in the U.S. (Linde A.17). Nearly half of dialysis patients die after three years of taking the treatment (Linde A.17). With the United States making the sale of human organs legal, there would be no wait on the transplant waiting list. Patients with kidney failure would only have to be on dialysis for a short time, or no time at all. The patients would only be on dialysis for a short time until they find a person that will sell them their organ. Not only will legalizing the sale of human organs lower the wait on the transplant list, it will benefit both the recipient and the seller in many

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