Devotion to the welfare of others Is money truly the root of evil? In 1954 the first successful organ transplant (kidney) was performed. The need for organ donation continues to grow, but unfortunately the demand drastically outweighs the supply of willing participants. Currently, 110,305 candidates are on the waiting list for some form of organ transplantation and only 20% of Americans are registered donors (United Network for Organ Sharing). Twenty percent participation in any program equates to failure, especially when human life is the price for the lack of participation by the American public. Although there can be no “price tag” put on an individuals life, the current altruistic system continually fails to provide a realistic solution to the thousands of Americans dying annually waiting for organ transplantation. In order to increase the number of organ donations these donors should be compensated with monetary incentives. Tissue and organ donation is a process that allows an individual to donate their vital organs such as, liver, kidney, heart, lungs, bones, veins, skin, and corneas. Organ donation does not simply entail walking up to a hospital and deciding to donate your tissue/organ. There are requirements that include matching the blood type, size of the organ needed, age, location of the donor to the recipient, and the degree of immune- system match between donor and recipient (UNOS.com). Not only is finding enough people to donate organs difficult but finding a match the body does not reject, poses issues as well. The problem of finding a comparable donor amongst minorities calls for greater concern because minorities are three times more likely to suffer from end-stage renal disease than Caucasians (UNOS.com). So the pool of registered donors shrinks tremendously when the recipient is a minority. Facing the issue of needing a tissue donation seems like dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, both occur daily, can effect your life drastically, and can happen to people of all facets of life. Many of the folks that oppose organ transplantation are not informed on how the donation process works, possess strong religious beliefs or have no reason for not wanting to support tissue donation. The first question people have to answer is why not donating your tissue/organs? As a Christian man, father, son, brother, and husband the question to consent or not to consent for organ transplantation left me with internal conflict. After becoming informed about the process of organ donation, the notion of being left on an emergency room bed with tissue donation enthusiast pulling the plug on my survival to save some rich guy has faded. In reality, tissue transplantation surgeons are not summoned until the body has loss life, and handle the remands with precision so that the body may be presented at the funeral (Karen Fanning p5). Also, the process of transplantation is not based on financial clout, each recipient has to wait on the list and meet the requirements mentioned in the beginning of the paragraph. Even though a large portion of the American public supports organ transplantation only very few are willing to compromise their personal beliefs to allow compensation for organ donation. Many Americans would like to believe that in their time of need a perfect stranger would offer to help them. Eighty five percent of Americans approve of organ transplantation and large amounts of people volunteer their time and money to ensure the preservation of life. Compensation for tissue transplantation puts a “price tag” on life and has yet to prove that Americans will increase donation registration if paid for their organs. A survey taken by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation stated that 91.4% of participants reported that financial incentives would not influence their consent at the time of their family member death (ISHLT). Almost one hundred percent of the people in the survey would not let money…
Is Islet Cell Transplantation a Viable Solution for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes?
Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for “regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual function and reproductive processes” (“Teens Health”). When a person has diabetes, his/ her pancreas either produces a reduced amount of insulin or no insulin at all. Insulin is a hormone needed to regulate the amount of glucose that…
Organ transplantation is the act of taking an organ from a living or deceased donor and using it to replace a dysfunctional or damaged organ in a recipient’s body. The organ transplant process is a large part of many people’s lives and not in others. If everyone knew the entire process of organ donation I believe it could change the view of the procedure.
One question that is constantly asked is, “Why should I be an organ donor?” This question can be answered in multiple ways. Some people disagree…
Reverence For Life Speech: Organ Transplantation
Definition of organ transplantation:
Organ transplantation is the procedure of surgically re-implanting a failing organ or tissue of the patient with a healthy organ or tissue from the organ donor. One of the greatest advances in modern medicine is organ transplantation because it saves many lives since failed organs can be replaced with a healthy one from a donor. Organs that are most often transplanted include: kidney, liver, heart, pancreas, lung…
Cause and effect
Name : Dhafer Mohammed Omar
Stress is one of most depressing things in student’s educational life. Stress management can be convoluted and confusing because there are many types of stress ,acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress. However, there are many reasons why students have stress, which include examinations and financial cost.
Firstly , the most common cause of why students become stressed is examinations. Students who have…
Kidney Transplantation in Ethnic Groups
Adventist University of Health Science
DNR499: Seminar in Nursing
Rilla Taylor, Instructor
October 7, 2014
Renal transplants are successful alternative to dialysis, however ethnical minorities have less access to renal transplantations and higher graft rejections. There are many factors that contribute to this health disparities in ethnic minorities. Lifestyle, immunologic factors, and geographic have an effect on the…
Should We Clone Human Beings? Cloning as a Source of Tissue for Transplantation
Author(s): Julian Savulescu
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr., 1999), pp. 87-95
Published by: BMJ
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Organ Donors First
An organ and tissue donation is a controversial subject with a demanding process but it can help save the lives of many. Everyday someone from around the world is placed on a waiting list or dies needing a transplant. Imagine if one of those thousands of people in that position were a loved one, close friend, or a family member. The need is real, and it leads to some of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. Therefore, people need to consider becoming…
Name: ashley singer
Speech Type: Persuasive
Organization Type: Comparative Advantages Pattern
Attention Getter Type: Story, Quotation, or Poem
Conclusion Type: Summary
persuade my audience to give the gift of life and become organ donors.
I. I have always decided i wanted to dedicate my organs to others once i have oassed but it was not until January of this year i learned the true value behind organ donation.
II. Last January my brother was pronounced…
COMMERCIALIZATION OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
Student: Patrick Frost
Instructor: Professor Edwin Martinez del Rio
Business Ethics 309
October 21, 2013
COMMERCIALIZATION OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
Arguments in favor of organ commercialization
Commercialization of human organs from consenting adults will lead to an increase in the supply of organs needed for transplants (Kanniyakonil, 2005). The major challenge in hospitals is the lack of organs needed for transplantation to the increasing…