Zoe Imagine being on a national organ transplant list and have been given a choice. Do you want a human organ or an animal organ? Yes, Xenotransplantation is a large medical breakthrough, but it come with a tremendous amount of risk involved. Animal organs are not meant to be in a humans body. Therefore, human organs should be used for people on the donation list instead of Xenotransplantation.
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
Summary In the medical field, many new and innovative methods are employed to improve the health standards of humans. Xenotransplantation one of the methods that has made quite an impact on people, but it has also raised various ethical questions. Xenotransplantation has both positive and negative consequences, which has raised a heated debate among people. For the past decade, many laboratories have undergone various kinds of research in xenotransplantation.
Organ donation is currently the only successful way of saving the lives of patients with organ failure and other diseases that require a new organ altogether. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services there is currently 122,566 patients both actively and passively on the transplant list. This number will continue to increase, in fact, every ten minutes another person is added to the list. Unfortunately, twenty-two of these people die while waiting for an organ on a daily basis. Each day, about eighty Americans receive a lifesaving organ transplant. We need a way to save these lives, and we have one: Organ donation. When you become an organ donor, you can saves the lives up to eight people. Controversy surrounds this option for many reasons, and some do not find this option to be ethical but most believe it is what God’s calls us to do. The Catholic sees it as love and charity.
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.
Some people have to receive very complicated and risky transplantations such as a heart-lung transplant. Heart-lung transplants are needed because, “Lungs can also become damaged as a result of heart failure…”(Finn 68). Just one person’s donated organs can make a difference in multiple others, and even save their
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.
Introduction Cloning is the processes that are used in order to generate exact genetic makeup of a cell, tissue, or organism. The term clone refers to the copied material with the same genetic makeup of the original. According to the definition by National Genome Research Institute (NIH) cloning can be differentiated into three types, those are: 1. Gene cloning, which creates copies of genes or segments of DNA. 2.
I read through several scientific article that were interesting to me. Including, an article about a fish that can walk up a water fall, one about how forest will look in the next 1,000 years, and another about how to recognize spring in our environment. However, the article that interested me the most was about 3-D printing organ transplants. The article was titled, “It’s Possible to Grow a 3-D Printed Ear on a Mouse’s Back” and was written by Nicholas Fleur. It was absolutely fascinating. Bioengineers at the Wake Forest institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Caroline have been working with a system they call an ”integrated tissue and organ printing system”. This system woks much like a normal 3–D printer, but uses a mixture of human, mice, rat, or
Every day someone new is in need of a transplant that will save their life, but due to the scarce amount of organs not everyone is given a second chance. “There is a long waiting lists for hearts, kidneys, livers, and other organs that are necessary to help save someone’s life. Doctor-assisted suicide allows physicians to preserve vital organs that can be donated to others (assuming the patients are organ donors). Once again, we have to put the needs of the living ahead of the needs of the dying.” (Messerli, 2002)
How would you feel if you tried something new that was putting your life in danger? It’s also a fifty percent chance of you making it through the new procedure. Embryonic stem research have not a total success in this world today. First, the treatments may not even work on a person why get your hopes up high. Second, they’re doing this thing called human cloning.
Stem-Cell research has proven to be very helpful in today’s medical scene, treating and curing disease and illness that are otherwise fatal. Recent cases that have had a child or adult in need of a vital transplant, or treatment, in order to perform daily procedures have been cured with a form of Stem-Cell. Although embryonic stem cell research is a big part of experimenting with stem-cells, it is not the only form of stem-cell treatment. There are many different ways of gathering, transplanting, and even producing stem-cells. Stem-cells show many hope for their health, and ridding them of the conditions that have been a burden, however to others it could be a moral issue, or be against their religion to experiment on unborn children.
Most people in our society, no matter what level of education that they may have, have heard of the cloning, specifically the cloning of Dolly the lamb, and have some notions regarding the idea of cloning humans. "The successes in animal cloning suggest to some that the technology has matured sufficiently to justify its application to human cloning" (Jaenisch et al.). However, not every agrees that human cloning is a something that should be put into practice (Hoskins). There generally seem to be two basic divisions on this issue: those who find it inappropriate and unethical, and those who find it a reasonable and necessary step in the progression of scientific research (Lustig).