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.
because she was an organ donor. If that woman had not been an organ donor, I would have buried my mother in the same year that I gave birth to my daughter. My daughter would have never known her grandmother. I am an organ donor because I saw first-hand how my mother suffered physically and emotionally during the painful moments of worrying if she would ever receive a kidney. I was there during her depression that was induced from worrying if she would ever get to see her first grandchild.
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…
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…
human organs for transplantation is a possibility and a new approach. However, there are many arguments against the commercialization of human organs and most of them include severe criticism. In order to reach an ethical conclusion, the ethical aspects concerning commercialization of human organs need to be investigated. The fourth-principle approach is a useful method of analyzing ethical issues in transplantation. An issue of distributive justice is clearly the allocation of scarce organs. The…
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…
special organ and they were on the waiting list. A stranger across town just had an accident and was a perfect match. The only problem is, that stranger didn’t have a pink dot on their licence indicating they were a donor. Unfortunately the best friend wasn’t able to get kidney in time and therefore passed away. There are many concerns out there that doctors won't try as hard to save a life which are not true. Helping people understand how the process of how organ donation works is the first step toward…
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…
transplant patients are selected? As I investigated more and more the issue, I found that discrimination in transplant patients is not only based on ethnicity.
In an article about organ transplant and discrimination by Peter Byme, consultant psychiatrist, he points out how treatment should be available to everyone. During the first 11 years of a heart transplant program in Montreal, 226 transplants were completed and 28 people were denied the procedure on the basis of psychiatric diagnosis. Basically many…