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 organ and tissue donors. Becoming a donor requires careful consideration. There can be rewarding benefits for all involved. Donor’s lives, however, will be permanently changed with this commitment. If the need arises for a medical transplant, willing organ donors should have first priority in the recipient process. Those who choose not to participate in donations should be administered a lower priority. Over 114,000 people per year are placed on a waiting list for an organ or tissue transplantation, but the average number of donors per year is only around 5,000 people (Donatelife.net). Obviously it is clear that the demand for organs is far greater than the donations given. Therefore, there must be a priority system in place that produces fairness and is most beneficial to both donors and recipients. In all areas of medical treatment, organ donation has its pros and benefits, but it also has cons and misconceptions. Today’s society can view organ donation in a negative perspective. A dark cloud of misconceptions surround this issue. Many religions and cultures do not promote the idea of organ donation. In some religious communities; people believe that if they donate an organ it will affect them in their afterlife. Certain primitive cultures do not have the modern resources to support such an idea. There is a misconception that donors are financially responsible for all medical expenses incurred. Actually, organ recipients are the ones financially responsible for all medical expense. Another false belief would be in the idea of the respect for life. In some emergency situations, people think that their lives may be jeopardized based upon the fact if they are a donor or not. However, doctors take an oath to support life in all situations. Preserving life would be respected for both a receiver and a donor in all medical situations. Most people’s negative ideas about this issue are quite personal. Organ donation would be a very sacrificial act and would require a great deal of commitment. Donors must consider the long term effects, such as medical issues, quality of life and enduring the medical procedures. These are concerns that can only be answered individually. Donor’s still willing to give after all these negative issues should be given priority to receive if needed. As a donor considers the negatives to this issue, he can also focus his direction to the other side of the coin. There are positive influences to be measured as well. Organ donation is a highly admirable act of kindness and enables the receiver to have a quality of life immeasurably. Receiver’s lives are changed in many ways. Many no longer have to endure tedious and extensive medical treatments. Some whose lives were barely in survival stage are now thriving with that one act of sacrifice. One organ donor can save up to eight lives and give others their life back (“Donate Life Month – Pros and Cons of Organ Donation”). Another positive aspect for organ donation is for medical research. The medical world of doctors and scientists benefits from organ donation. With the use of donated organs and tissues they can work towards the cures for illnesses and diseases. An increase in science and medical knowledge will potentially save lives. When a donor has made giving a priority in their life, they should have confidence that should the need arise the system will give them priority. In all civilized societies all aspects of daily living require contributing.…
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…
Have you ever been watching TV and organ donor commercials come on? Or have you read articles in the newspapers and science magazines, where someone is one step closer to growing a heart or liver in a lab? Seriously, how do they keep a person alive during operations like that? I honestly can’t fathom the kind of technology that we came up with; doctors cannot just save a person’s life but increase their quantity and quality of it.
The first successful organ transplant happened…
Perseverance, Hope, and Faith
In the United States 79,000 patients are on the transplant waiting list ("Give Life a Second Chance by Becoming an Organ Donor"). Three thousand a month are added to this total. Some people may say that considering the number of people in the United States, that the number is not that high. But if we add family and friends to each patient, the number of individuals affected by these cases increases vastly. Sadly, every day between sixteen and seventeen people die while…
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…
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Name: ashley singer
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Organization Type: Comparative Advantages Pattern
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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…
Organ donation shortage
Organ donation shortage
When receiving a driver’s license in the United States, there is a section on the back in which it asks if the licensed driver would like to become an organ donor. Most people overlook this option. Nothing is really pushed forth for people wanting to become organ donors. Today in the U.S, thousands of people need organ transplants. Unfortunately, there is a growing shortage of donated organs. Many people die every year because there are not enough…