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Ethics and the Commercialization of Organ Transplants - Commercialization of organ transplants has remained a highly debated issue and has been being considered unethical mostly. Mostly points have been raised by scholars and researchers against it. People have generally opposed the idea of sales of human organs like spare parts. However, it is also essential to check the other side of the same issue. The availability of organs required for transplantation has generally remained low and many deaths have also been caused due to unavailability of organs at the time they are needed....   [tags: Ethics Essays]
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The Safety of Organ Transplants - Fourteen years old Joshua Smith is at his baseball game, as he runs around the bases and heads to second, he grabs his chest and collapse. Joshua is quickly put on a stretcher for the Emergency Room(ER). After a number of tests at the hospital, the doctor informs Joshua’s father concerning Joshua’s condition. “Joshua has an enlarged heart and will need a transplant to save his life” states the doctor. There are no organs available, so Joshua’s name is placed on the waiting list until further notice....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Distributive Justice and Organ Transplants - Throughout history physicians have faced numerous ethical dilemmas and as medical knowledge and technology have increased so has the number of these dilemmas. Organ transplants are a subject that many individuals do not think about until they or a family member face the possibility of requiring one. Within clinical ethics the subject of organ transplants and the extent to which an individual should go to obtain one remains highly contentious. Should individuals be allowed to advertise or pay for organs....   [tags: Ethics ]
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A Solution for Organ Transplants - A Solution for Organs Transplantation None of countries in the world allow selling human organs because it is against humane to put human bodily parts on the market. Patients with failure organs will have their name on the waiting list of donated organ three to five year, or wish their luck. In addition, candidates have to suffer pain and many side effects that causes by organs failure; they cannot wait five years for a new organ, such as kidney. Organs fail more quickly in patients who wait three years for a transplant versus patient who receive one immediately....   [tags: Human Organs, Human Bodily Parts, Selling]
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Commercialization of Organ Transplants - Commercialization of Organ Transplants Since organ transplants are an option that is considered a safe way that transfers organs from a living, or dead person, to a person in desperate need of an organ transplant. Because the demand for organ transplants outweighs the supply, there has been debate that questions medical ethics. Should organ donors be compensated. Review arguments for and against the sale of human organs. Make a decision that supports a position for, or against the sale of human organs....   [tags: fear, payment, moral code]
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Organ Transplants - The need for organs in the UK is increasing by an outstanding rate, leaving up to 5000 people to die, while waiting for an organ to be donated, each year. Hospitals and their resources are exhausted. The number of donated organs is simply not enough to keep up with the increasing demand for healthy, transplantable organs. Scientists have in recent years come up with numerous advances in this area of science; however various issues have become apparent on the road to successful transplantations. Transplantation is the process of replacing a damaged or failing organ with a compatible functioning one....   [tags: Medicine]
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Inmates and Organ Transplants: An Ethical Dilemma - In today’s medical field there is a profuse amount of room for ethical questioning concerning any procedure performed by a medical professional. According to the book Law & Ethics for Medical Careers, by Karen Judson and Carlene Harrison, ethics is defined as the standards of behavior, developed as a result of one’s concept of right and wrong (Judson, & Harrison, 2010). With that in mind, organ transplants for inmates has become a subject in which many people are asking questions as to whether it is morally right or wrong....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Organ Donations after Death - ... Therefore after death we should be able to decide what happens to our bodies. This can be done simply by having a will made prior death which also gives some peace to the family to accommodate the deceased wishes. Nevertheless, after death the body is just that, a body. So the questions are to why we as a nation should waste a perfectly good body which could save lives and serve for more scientific studies to aid research to find a cure for diseases and disorders for future generations to come....   [tags: organ transplants, medicine, knowledge] 718 words
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Transgenic Pigs for Organ Transplants - Transgenic Pigs for Organ Transplants The rising shortage of donor organs has led scientists to genetically engineer animals that will produce organs suitable for transplant into humans. Pigs are well suited to the procedure because their organs are similar in size to a human’s, and they breed prolifically. Human genes are inserted into the pig's DNA. The method most often used is microinjecting the genes directly into the nuclei of the fertilized eggs. The gene integrates itself into the animal’s genetic code at a single site, though multiple integrations are known to occur....   [tags: Research Papers Essays]
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Making Organ Transplants Possible - Making Organ Transplants Possible There are several mentions of heart transplantation in ancient mythology and biblical reference, but it was the pioneering work of Alexis Carrel at the beginning of the 20th century that made organ transplants a real possibility. The next reported heart transplantations were those of Mann at the Mayo Clinic in 1933. These dog heart transplants were able to function until the onset of rejection at eight days. After these experiments, there was a 20-year period without progress until the late 1940s....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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Xenotransplants - Animal to Human Organ Transplants - Xenotransplants - Animal to Human Organ Transplants We should NOT risk the human race for the benefit of the few. When asked how he feels about the advancement of science to places that were once notions to be the job of the creator, Dr. Martin Luther King replies by saying, “Cowardice asks is it safe. Expedience asks is it political. Vanity asks is it popular. But the conscience asks is it right?” This essay is about animal to human organ transplants otherwise known as Xenotransplants....   [tags: Argumentative Argument] 1402 words
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Alcoholics Should NOT Be Eligible to Receive Organ Transplants - In modern medicine, we have the ability to transplant organs from one person to another, with the hopes that this will greatly improve the length and quality of life for the patient receiving the transplant. Ten years ago, there were 53,167 people on the transplant list. By the beginning of 2015, the list increased to over 123,000 people waiting for that miracle call stating that they found a match and the transplant can now happen. One reason for the increase in people on the list is that people in the age group between 50-70 years old are now considered to be viable candidates for transplant due to medical advances....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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A Comparison of Medical Transplants and Organ Donation in Canada and China - The term “medical transplant” is referred to the process of organ donation. In current modern trends, the world is moving towards the fifth generation. The new innovative medical techniques have enabled the people to reform from severe diseases. The phenomenon of organ donation and transplant is based on two primary persons. It involves surgical process to remove a body organ and tissue form from donor and fitting it into the body of recipient. In addition, the transplant that is performed within same body is called auto graft....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Human Organs Should Not Be a Comodity - ... This is just another way for the rich to buy themselves a better life at the expense of the poor. There are thus many types of organs that can be donated like kidneys, lungs, heart, liver, and so on, but there are simply not enough donated organs for everyone. If there is a legal demand for product, then there has to be a supply to fill that demands. For example, in the United States around 84,463 people are waiting for a kidney and of those, about half of them will die before they can get one (1)....   [tags: organ transplants should be for everyone] 574 words
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Should Cloning be Legalized in Humans? - In 1996, Scottish scientist Ian Wilmot and his research team was able to successfully clone a lamb named Dolly from an adult sheep. This invention shocked all of the world at the realization that cloning was no longer a fantasy or an element of a Science Fiction movie. Since then, human cloning has become one of the most debated topics in the world. Everyone started to discuss about its advantages or the ethical issues of human cloning. Most of the people were against it and called it an ‘evil’ experiment....   [tags: human cloning, organ transplants] 1974 words
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Genetic Engineering Solutions to Serious Health Problems - b) On average, 4100 people are added to the waiting list of transplant organs each month in the United States of America and almost 20 people die every day from not receiving the organs that they greatly need. (Taranto, 2012) The following graph illustrates the increasing gap between organ donors and organ recipients and the increase in demand for donor organs. This Graph refers specifically to Kidneys. KEY: Deceased Donor Living Donor Number of people on waiting list . Solutions to the rapid increase in demand for donor organs include: • Xenotransplantation of animal organs • Lab-organ-cultivation using the ‘seed-and-scaffold’ method of organ creation Xenotransplantation Xenotransp...   [tags: organ transplants, malaria]
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Benefits of Human Cloning - Human cloning is rapidly become a controversial topic since the first cloned mammal—Dolly sheep was born in the late 1990s. It is a process of making a genetic copy of tissues, organs, or an entire person, which is produced by asexual reproduction. (Berg, 2012, and Aurelia, Mitrut, Iovanescu et al. 2011) There are two types of human cloning: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning is usually used in research area such as cloning cells to cure diseases, and reproductive cloning is usually used to create human clones....   [tags: organ transplants, bioengineering technology]
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Death's Waiting List by Sally Satel - Critique for “Death’s Waiting List” by Sally Satel After her diagnosis of chronic kidney failure in 2004, psychiatrist Sally Satel lingered in the uncertainty of transplant lists for an entire year, until she finally fell into luck, and received her long-awaited kidney. “Death’s Waiting List”, published on the 5th of May 2006, was the aftermath of Satel’s dreadful experience. The article presents a crucial argument against the current transplant list systems and offers alternative solutions that may or may not be of practicality and reason....   [tags: critique, organ transplants] 903 words
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The Kidney Shortage Problem - 1 Introduction In 1954, the first organ transplant was conducted successfully in the United States. (Clemmons, 2009) Nowadays, the technology of organ transplant has greatly advanced and operations are carried out every day around the world. According to current system, organ sales are strictly prohibited in the United States. (Clemmons, 2009) However, the donor waiting list in the United States has doubled in the last decade and the average waiting time for a kidney is also increasing. (Clemmons, 2009) In the year 2007, over 70,000 patients were on the waiting list for a kidney and nearly 4500 of them died during the waiting period....   [tags: Organ Transplants, Ethics, Solution]
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Alert Regenerative Medicine Army (ARMA) - Present Technology     Today there are many people on organ wait lists who are unnecessarily losing their lives due to the small pool of donors. "In Western Europe as a whole 40,000 patients await a kidney, but only approximately 10,000 kidneys or so become available each year" (Lott, et al 2007). There are about a 100,000 people on organ transplant waiting lists in the US and about a dozen die each day due to the lack of organs (Caplan 2008). Therefore many lives could be saved by using stem cells to generate organs....   [tags: organ transplants, nanotechnology]
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Lung transplantation - Lung transplantation is a therapeutic option for patients with end stage lung diseases, but because of the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, long-term survival is poor. Unfortunately, currently available therapies are highly limited and largely ineffective. Our recent studies have demonstrated the importance of a functional microvasculature in the prevention of epithelial loss and fibrosis caused by acute rejection. Mouse OTT model is an ideal model for parsing the role of airway vasculature in rejection....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Organ Transplants] 884 words
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Should It Be Legal to Buy a Kidney? - If prices are reasonable, would you sell your kidney to a person in struggle of life and death. Receiving a kidney from a donor is legal in almost all countries, however it is not legal to buy one for transplantation. We can live perfectly fine and healthily with only one kidney, but if both kidneys happen to fail, that is when a transplant or dialysis is needed. Located under your ribcage and on each side of your spine, Kidneys are two organs, shaped as the size of your fist, that are an essential part of the urinary system....   [tags: organ market and transplants] 775 words
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The Growing Need for Organ Donors - ... After the organ is removed from the donor it is cleansed of all the blood and placed in a cool, sterile solution. The organ is then examined to assure that it is permissible for the transplant. Finally, the organ is shipped to the hospital where the transplant procedure will take place. Many “local organ procurement organizations” send letters to the donor’s family to inform them of what organs were able to be used for transplants. Also, very general information is given to the family about the person who received the organs while still protecting the privacy of the recipient (“How Does the Donor Process Work?”)....   [tags: transplants, preserved, doctors] 1640 words
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The Importance of Organ Donations - Organ donation is very generous of people to do. When people die they have a choice of whether to give their organs up or not. The organs in your body are your stomach, pancreas, liver, kidney, and small intestine. Some people get their mouths swabbed so someday they can give their organs. When your body gets a new organ the body tries to attack it so that means you would take medication. The organs come from people with brain injuries so severe that death is already called. Organ donation is important and everyone should consider being a donor....   [tags: transplants, sick, marrow] 518 words
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A Regulated Organ Market - David Trujillo is a 29-year-old man who was born with renal dysplasia, which caused his kidneys to be too small to work correctly. He has needed four kidney transplants in his life, receiving the first when he was four years old. One kidney came from his father, his aunt, his uncle, and his brother. All four transplants have been successful, and without the transplants Trujillo would have to receive dialysis three times a week for four hours a day (Knoll, 2012). Trujillo’s family has been remarkably generous in donating their own kidneys to keep Trujillo alive....   [tags: Donor Demand Increase, Transplants]
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Organ Donation - In a world where life expectancy has increased tremendously over the last century because of new technology and medical procedures, we find humanity ever pushing the boundaries on what it can do to prevent loss of life where possible. One example is the area of organ donation and transplantation. However, unlike many other technologies or procedures which can be built, manufactured, or learned, organ transplantation requires one thing that we can’t create yet: an organ itself. Because our increased life span causes more people to require a replacement organ when theirs starts to fail, the demand has far outrun the supply and the future only looks to get worse....   [tags: Virtue Ethics, Transplants]
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What is an Organ Broker? - What is an Organ Broker. A poor man is desperate to make money to feed his family in an undeveloped country. A rich man is sick and needs a kidney transplant in order to survive. He is willing to pay whatever it takes to save his life. A greedy man acts as a middleman, or broker, between the two men and goes home with a profit of thousands of dollars. Organ brokers are most common for organizing kidney transplants and other non-essential organs. However, occasionally organ brokers will bribe the family of a deceased for essential organs such as heart and liver....   [tags: Transplants Health Medicine Crime Essays]
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3D Printing of Human Organs for Transplants - Anthony Atala delivers an inspirational talk about cell and organ reproduction. This speech talks about our current state with cell reproduction and where it’s headed with the aid of 3D printers. It also shows us the need for this technology as organ donors currently aren’t matching the number of recipients needing a transplant. Atala's speech on 3D printed organs was easily understandable to the average person, and his visuals were captivating and the success story of a person receiving a 3D printed bladder was inspiring....   [tags: cell and organ reproduction, biotechnology] 859 words
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The Key to Solving The American Organ Allocation - Justin, a South Carolina college student, died at the age of 23 while on the waiting list for a lung transplant. When Justin was three months old he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a disease which affects the lungs. Throughout his childhood he coped with his illness but at the age of 20 his health took a turn for the worst. Justin was on the waiting list for two years but no lungs came available in time. Organ allocation in the United States of America has become a heavily debated subject in the medical field as well as the political and ethical fields....   [tags: organ transplant, organ donation, health]
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The International Organ Trading System - ... Firstly, people can be forced or tricked into giving up one of their organs. Secondly, there are situations where “donors” agree to sell their organs, but end up getting paid less than what the organ is actually worth, or less than the price that they initially agreed to before the removal. Thirdly, patients will be “treated” for something that may or may not exist and during the treatment, will have their organs removed without their knowledge or consent. This third scenario often times happens to migrants, the homeless community, or illiterate people....   [tags: illegal organ trade, transplant] 857 words
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Concerns About Organ Donation - Organ Donation Get him into the O.R. stat. After applying yourself to be a recipient for a donation, you will be added to the waiting list for that organ. This can take months, if not years. Receiving an organ can be sudden whenever an organ match has been found for you. We should reevaluate organ donation due to someone’s personal religion, inability to benefit the poor, numerous hospital visits, and potential endangerment to their own well being. Therefore, in 2009, organ transplants became a demand everywhere so abruptly that countless nationalities began selling their organs in return for money (HRSA 1)....   [tags: Organ Donor, Organ Selling]
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Organ Sales: Opening Up The Market For People to Sell Their Organs - MMMM, a 10 year old girl, lies in a hospital bed; her kidneys have failed, and she is in her last days of life. Her anguished parents pray that somehow a miracle will take place, and she will get the life-saving kidney she so desperately needs. Meanwhile, down the hall, TTTT, a 16 year old boy, is brought in by ambulance after a car accident; he is brain dead. His parents, in complete and utter shock, arrive at the hospital, and are immediately approached by a slew of doctors bombarding them about donating his organs....   [tags: shortage, transplants, donors]
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Organ Donation: To Donate or Not to Donate - To Donate or Not to Donate An ethical issue that many people face today is the donation of organs. Many people have a difficult time deciding on whether they should donate their internal organs after they have passed away. The image of their heart, liver, or kidney being removed from their deceased body is sometimes a frightening thought. The idea of lying in their casket without a complete set of organs tends to make people hesitant of donating their organs. However, within a few days, the body will disintegrate and decompose, including those organs....   [tags: Medicine, Medical, Organ Donor] 581 words
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The History of Organ Donation and Transplantation - Organ donation is the surgical removal of organs or a tissue of one person to be transplanted to another person for the purpose of replacing a failed organ damaged by disease or injury. Organs and tissues that can be transplanted are liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, lungs, intestines, cornea, middle ear, skin, bone, bone marrow, heart valves, and connective tissues. Everyone regardless of age can consider themselves as potential donors. After one dies, he is evaluated if he is suited for organ donation based on their medical history and their age as determined by the Organ Procurement Agency (Cleveland Clinic)....   [tags: Organ Transplantation Essays]
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The Ethics of Organ Donation - When viewing organ donation from a moral standpoint we come across many different views depending on the ethical theory. The controversy lies between what is the underlying value and what act is right or wrong. Deciding what is best for both parties and acting out of virtue and not selfishness is another debatable belief. Viewing Kant and Utilitarianism theories we can determine what they would have thought on organ donation. Although it seems judicious, there are professionals who seek the attention to be famous and the first to accomplish something....   [tags: Organ Donation Essays]
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Organ Donation and Transplantation - Organ and tissue donation is life-saving and life transforming medical process wherein organs and tissues were removed from a donor and transplant them to a recipient who is very ill from organ failure. It is said that one organ can save up to 10 people and may improve the lives of thousands more (Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 2011). Most of the donated organs and tissues came from people who already died but in some cases, a living person can donate organs such as kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs and some tissues such as skin, bone, bone marrow and cornea (Health Resources and Services Administration, 2013) as well as blood, stem cells, and platelets (Taranto, 2012)....   [tags: clinical transplantation, tissue, organ failure]
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Ethical And Legal Aspects On Organ Transplantation - Ethical And Legal Aspects On Organ Transplantation Recent reports of public figures receiving life-saving transplants have brought renewed attention to the scarcity of organs and the importance of organ transplants. Although more transplants are being performed in the United States each year the transplant waiting list continues to grow. It has been considered that the decrease in organ donors is due to the unsuccessful measures taken by health care professionals. This is a limited view of the matter because health care professionals are not directly responsible for the policies and other guidelines for procuring organs....   [tags: Organ Donation Donor Essays]
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Organ Transplant - An organ transplant is a surgical operation conducted to replace an organ unable to function properly with a new one. An organ, in turn, is an accumulation of cells and tissues gathered to perform the functions of body. Therefore, any part of the body which acts as a performer of specific function is called an organ. There are two possible ways of how the organ donation (OD) can take place. The first is the donation of cadaveric organs (organs from recently deceased people). The decision to donate in this way requires the consent of a person in the form of an indication on the driver license, like in the USA (Gruessner, Benedetti, 2008, 54) or health care document as an organ donor card, in...   [tags: Health, Diseases, Organ Donation] 2297 words
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The Importance of Organ Donation - The Importance of Organ Donation      Each day approximately 6,300 people die and what makes this haunting is that presently there are 83,513 people waiting for organs to be donated, yet each day 17 people die because they do not receive a transplant (http://www.donatelife.net/facts_stats.html). These statistics show that people who are waiting for organ transplants have a good chance at being saved and get what they need. The sad truth is though, because of the lack of people willing to donate organs, many people will continue to wait for organs to save their lives....   [tags: Organ Donor Health Medical Persuasive Essays] 1717 words
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Waiting for an Organ Transplant - Currently more than 118,617 men, women, and children are waiting for a transplant. With this high demand of organ transplants there is a need of supply. According to the OPTN Annual report of 2008, the median national waiting time for a heart transplant is 113 days, 141 days for lungs, 361 days for livers, 1219 days for kidneys, 260 days for pancreas, 159 days for any part of the intestine. With this world of diseases and conditions, we are in desperate desideratum of organs. Organ transplants followed by blood into a donating organ transfusions, are ways medical procedures are helping better the lives of the patients....   [tags: donation, surgery, donor] 1274 words
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Transplants - Transplants How many times have you been in line to get a new drivers license and heard the clerk ask very plainly and without any real inflection of voice, would you like to be an organ donor. You don’t know if you should answer yes or no. What if you answered yes. What would you need to do to have your wishes fulfilled. I will inform of what you need to know to have your wishes carried out. Who can donate organs, and how many people are waiting in KY and Nationally for an organ transplant....   [tags: Health Care]
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Organ Transplant and Donation - The human body; it starts off as a single cell, and grows into a complex machine made of seventy eight distinct organs, two hundred and six bones, and millions of nerves that all communicate with each other to regulate body processes and keep the machine alive and healthy. This seemingly perfect system undergoes countless attacks every day, and manages to recover from most, although occasionally, it can not. Diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and Coronary Artery Disease, or abnormalities and defects such as biliary atresia, can all disrupt the function of human organs (“Transplant Australia”, n.d )....   [tags: Medicine, Patients, Donors]
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Commercialization of Organ Transplant -   In the era of science and technology organ transplant has become important part of the treatment. Transplantation of organs from one body to other body provides better health and treatment. Transplantation of organs is also important for us because it reduce continuous medicine cost. Besides few disadvantage like matching problem organ transplant holds many advantages. Many people donate their organs in order to help their beloved ones or any needy person. Lately donation of organs specially to help needy people has increased....   [tags: health, business, ethics]
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Organ Donation is a Must - ... Those eighteen individuals could be your mom, dad, brother, sister, or even you. Presently, the number of individuals anticipating organs greatly outweighs the availability. Registering to become an organ donor will help someone in need, maybe even a child. Most major religious publicly endorse organ donation as the highest gesture of humanitarism. No religion formally forbids one to donate or receive organs. Many religious organizations such as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Jewish view the act of tissue and organ donation as charitable and respectful (Vincent, Anker, & Feeley, 2011)....   [tags: medicine, ethnic culture, transplant] 639 words
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What is a Heart Transplant? - ... He came to a conclusion that cardiac transplant could maintain the pumping ability of heart of the recipient animal. In the following decades, researchers had done a lot of research on the mechanism of rejection in organ transplant and clinical trials with human beings were initiated. In December 1967, the first human heart transplantation was performed by a South African doctor, Dr. Christiaan Barnard (Fig.2) at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. Although the transplantation was carried out successfully, the recipient died of postoperative complication (Pseudomonas pneumonia) on the 18th postoperative day....   [tags: Surgery, Transplant, Organ] 1412 words
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Newborns and Infants in Need of Organ Transplant - The situation that B’s parents are faced with is not an easy one. Having the courage to, in a way, harm their own daughter in hopes of helping other babies is commendable to many. In today’s society the demand for organs far outweighs the supply, but for newborns and infants who need transplants the shortage is especially dire. B’s parents have the ability to help several of those babies who need healthy organs. Unfortunately, they are unable to wait until B dies naturally to be able to harvest her organs....   [tags: Defining Life, Organs] 1151 words
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Payment for Living Organ Donation Should Be Legalized - ... When the government bans on the transfer of organs for valuable consideration, the international black markets in organs have been insidiously established and have rapidly developed (Friedman 746). In fact, the practice of those markets defiantly exploits the poor, because most of the organs are usually taken from the poor in indigent Third World countries (Shapiro 20). As an example, kidneys which have come from the poor in some parts of India have been often sold to the wealth in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Gulf States, especially, the United Kingdom and the United States (“Illegal Organ Trafficking Poses A Global Problem”)....   [tags: transfer of organ for financial gain] 539 words
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Transplants and Diabetes - Three Toronto scientists have developed an organ transplant procedure that could, among its many benefits, reverse diabetes. The procedure was developed by Bernard Leibel, Julio Martin and Walter Zingg at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. The story of their work began in 1978, when they delved into research which had never before been tried. They wanted to determine if the success rate of organ transplants would increase if the recipient was injected with minute amounts of organ tissue prior to the transplant....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Organ Trafficking - I have a healthy heart that has a steady beat of 74 beats per minute with two functioning kidneys. I have twelve pints of blood circulating throughout my veins and arteries. I have a thick brown hair and a full set of orthodontic perfected teeth. I have an operating liver along with a spleen filtering out my old red blood cells and producing antibodies. I am American and have white skin, with A positive blood. In total, I'm worth about $300,000 on the organ market. The organ trade is one of the fastest growing and least enforced trafficking crimes throughout the globe today (Glazer 341)....   [tags: organ trade, UNIFT, OPTA, health, WHO]
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The Equtiy and Efficientcy of Kidney Transplants - Kidney disease is a very serious disease and many people in the United States aren’t aware of the effects of chronic kidney disease and the impact that it has on someone’s life. Many people are affected and don’t even know it; which leads to the major issue within the disease. Not every patient that may receive a transplant will have a good outcome. During post-transplant process some patients may experience graft loss after a short period after transplant. With organs being limited and with so many factors that cause a negative outcomes with kidney transplants; should there be limits to whom transplants should be given to or should every patient have a chance without regarding of age or ou...   [tags: kidney disease, transplant process]
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Organ Donation and its Importance - Lately have you been suffering because of something that you were either born with or can’t help. As of June of 2012 there were 126,681 patients suffering waiting for that one special person to donate their organs or organ to them so that there life can be changed and they can then live their lives to the fullest. That person whose life was changed forever, may have been waiting for that organ for months, or even year after year, for that one special phone call. You could be the next person to change someones life forever and ever....   [tags: Health, Kindness, Service] 1810 words
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The Utilitarian Theory of Organ Donation - In this paper I will be using the normative theory of utilitarianism as the best defensible approach to increase organ donations. Utilitarianism is a theory that seeks to increase the greatest good for the greatest amount of people (Pense2007, 61). The utilitarian theory is the best approach because it maximizes adult organ donations (which are the greater good) so that the number of lives saved would increase along with the quality of life, and also saves money and time. A utilitarian would argue that organ donations save lives because when citizens continue to donate their organs, more lives are spared....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Organ Trafficking Epidemic - Official individuals partake in organ trafficking which shows that organ trafficking is a valid issue that must be handled. As of now, U.S. citizens are not prohibited to buy organs outside of the United States by NOTA (National Organ Transplant Act of 1984). In “Can The Government Ban Organ Sale. Recent Court Challenges And The Future Of US Law On Selling Human Organs And Other Tissue”, Glenn I. Cohen states that “. . . if a US citizen travels abroad to buy a kidney or other organ his act is not prohibited by NOTA and it is generally accepted that more general US laws prohibiting trafficking do not apply to organ sale” (Cohen 1984)....   [tags: crime, health, ethics, inmorality]
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Increasing the Number of Organ Donors - ... Each year few deaths occur in such a way that organ donation is possible and, as a result, only about one third of the demand for organ transplants can be met. Due to a significant amount of us having a mindset that there is next to zero of us being in a fatal accident tomorrow, we therefore tend to put off things that don’t seem urgent to us. In my opinion, this laziness and ignorance are the main reasons why people do not currently opt in- to the current system. Many individuals have stated that they would bother registering as an organ donor if only they had happened to be in a situation to do so, otherwise they wouldn’t go out of their way....   [tags: opt in, education, transplantation] 792 words
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Organ Trafficking and Body Snatching - ... According to a recent study done by Canadian researchers, “Paying living kidney donors $10,000 to give up their organs would save money over the current system based solely on altruism -- even if it only boosts donations by a conservative 5 percent” (Aleccia). Furthermore, based on this hypothetical 5 percent increase, paying these donors $10,000 would save each patient about $340, covering dialysis and medical costs, as well as boost their quality-adjusted life years by .11. QALY is the measure of the quality and length of a life (Aleccia)....   [tags: blood transfusions, banks] 2611 words
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The Organ Trafficking Epidemic - Organ trafficking is an issue in the United States because it is immoral to pay for an organ if one has the means and money to do so; instead individuals should wait for an organ transplants to take place. There is tension because anybody who is dying and has the money to purchase an organ on the black market will want to do so to save their life, but this is immoral and a serious crime. Organ transplants are a serious matter which must be kept fair by the organ donor list given by UNOS and it is immoral for individuals to get away with buying organs illegally because it puts a flaw in the United States’ organ transplant system....   [tags: health, ethics, inmorality, crime]
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Overview and Debate on Organ Sale - As the world develops, the need for money, exploitation and commerce rises and opens many doors for the benefiters that lead them into a whole new universe of unethical, criminal acts that serve their ego. Organ sale is a commercial trade that fits in that position and is considered a part of the black market. As inhuman as trading organs might seem, this act is actually judged in many different ways allowing some sides to argue their point of view by elaborating many benefits resulting from such a trade , and on the other hand , giving the opposite sides the possibility to highlight the immoral activity that is known as the organ trade....   [tags: Commercial Trade, Black Market]
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The Process of Organ and Blood Donation - “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” (Anonymous) Why should people donate. People should donate organs and blood because one organ can save up to eight lives. That same donor can save or improve up to fifty people’s lives. (Unknown) More than 119,000 people are waiting for transplants each year, and that is just in the U.S. alone. (Unknown) Eighteen people die every day because they are waiting for organs and/or blood transplants. (Unknown) Each year, thousands of people die because of the need for an organ transplant or blood donation....   [tags: Donation, Saving Lives]
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Organ Harvesting in China - “No one has come out of there alive – Witnessed at Sujiatun Concentration Camp”. A photographer working for The Epoch Times in 2006 laid this caption under a photo he had taken to support his article. It was reported in the article how executed prisoners had become the primary source of body organ transplants. Still to this day in China, organs are being removed from the bodies of Falun prisoners without consent from anyone, to be used as donor organs for patients in need. The moment they find someone in need, the prisoners are immediately made victims....   [tags: Human Rights ]
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Organ Transplantation - Organ transplantation is, without a hesitation, one of the most major achievements in modern medicine. In many cases, it is the only effective therapy for end-stage organ failure and is broadly practiced around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 21,000 liver transplants, 66,000 kidney transplants, and 6000 heart transplantation were performed globally in 2005.1 In addition, data showed that living kidney, liver, and lung donations declined, going from 7,004 in 2004 to 6,219 in 2008 making it a challenge for patients who are in need of organ transplant1....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Organ Donation - Today we are in great need of a solution to solve the problem of the shortage of human organs available for transplant. The website for Donate Life America estimates that in the United States over 100 people per day are added to the current list of over 100,000 men, women, and children that are waiting for life-saving transplants. Sadly enough, approximately 18 people a day on that list die just because they cannot outlive the wait for the organ that they so desperately need to survive. James Burdick, director of the Division of Transplantation for the U.S....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Unraveling the Issues of Compensated Organ Donations - Introduction Compensated organ donations – one of the most controversial issues we have today. The scarcity of organ donations in America is the main reason there is a sudden diversion of possible source of organs. Beginning with donations of organs from cadaver to living donors, different strategies sprung just to reduce the said shortage; as a result of this quest, sale and paid organs is one of the approaches that gathered too much attention from the public. The controversy of paid organ donations entered the limelight when the state of Wisconsin offered incentives to the living donors....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Religious views on organ and tissue donation - Religious views on organ and tissue donation: A Canadian perspective. Canada’s organ donation rate despite efforts in recent years hasn’t been growing as much as is expected to grow. (norris, 2011) Even Canada has one of the lowest rates of deceased donors among the industrialized countries. (www.fundapoyarte.com) The fact is religious concerns can be an important reason that patients or their families decline to donate organs, especially when it comes to organ donation after death....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Black Market Organ Harvesting: Is it Truly Inevitable? - When there is a product, there is a black market for that product. This is true with drugs, seafood, electronics, art, jewelry, music, designer clothing, and more. This is also true for human tissue and bodily fluids. Human tissues are a product in high demand with little supply. People ask if there is a way to stop this. There is not. The black market trade in organs, bones, blood, and plasma is inevitable due to the ambiguity surrounding organ donation and transplant laws, a shortage of organ donors, and the lucrative nature of selling human tissues....   [tags: Drugs, Seafood, Electronics, Art, Jewelry, Organs]
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Organ Donation Saves Lives - About seventy-Four people a day receive an organ transplant, however an average of seventeen people die each day waiting for transplants. Did you know that more than 88,000 men, women and children currently await life-saving transplants. Every 12 minutes another name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Of those 88,000 waiting, 61,000 of them are waiting for a kidney. How many of you reading this are organ donors. I use to feel that I didn't want a doctor taking anything from me after I have passed, even knowing that two of my family members, an uncle and cousin, had severe kidney disease....   [tags: Persuasive, Argumentative, Argument] 999 words
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