Organ transplants are among the foremost achievements of modern medicine; however it is a farfetched dream for tens and even hundreds of thousands of people. Organ transplants have become remarkably successful in recent years, leading to an increase in demand for healthy organs, which caused to a worldwide shortage of organs available for transplant. In spite of that, the commercial trading of human organs is still illegal in all countries, with the exception of Iran (“Psst, Wanna Buy a Kidney?). Despite seeming immoral and inhumane, the US should legalize the market for human organs, which would result in lower crime rates, and considering the thousands of lives at stake, fewer lives lost. Establishing an official market for human organs will eventually cause the thriving black market to shrivel up and disband, resulting in lowered risk to donors and recipients and reduced crime rates.
Numerous people pass away while still on the transplant list and just that many more are added to this ever-growing list every day. Finding a solution to this crime could lie with presumed consent laws, cadaver donation, global transplantation registry, holding the physicians responsible for reporting suspicious activity, global governance or just more education about the benefits of becoming a living or deceased organ and tissue donor. There are laws against the sale of human organs around the world, but limited enforcement of these laws. If the patient is willing to pay for an organ that would save and potentially extend their life, there will always be a black market for organ donation. In addition, if the donor is living in poverty or below, if an organ trafficking ring approaches this person with a promise to a gr... ... middle of paper ... ... money.
Human Trafficking is one of the 3 largest criminal industries that take advantage of victims through slavery, organ trade, sexual exploitation and forced labor. Usually a victim is legally transferred to another country so that the people of this crime are benefited financially. Human Trafficking has become a modern form of slavery. When people hears the word ‘slavery,’ it is a harsh reality for many people who finds themselves bought and sold like objects, and treated with no dignity. Human Trafficking is like slavery due to the same method of transportation against their will to another country to benefit others.
You signed up for kidney donor waiting list; time is ticking, time is running out, you do not believe it, but it is a long line, no donor was found; at the end you are lost your child…Unfortunately, this saddest end is really common in our life. Organ transplantation is one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But this achievement tragically out of reach for many thousands of people whose lives might be saved. There just are not enough organs for everybody. About 75,000 Americans are on the waiting list for kidney transplants.
People from third-world countries sell their organs to people who then barter with people who have enough money to buy those organs for whatever use they need it for. The problem has become a lot worse over the years due to exploitation. The agents only pay a fraction of the actual money they give to the donors. Many underground transplants our performed by organized crime organizations that arrange the removal and transplantation of the organs which makes the black market even more of a threat. The worst part of the black-market deals is that there is a huge risk of getting an infected or disease ridden organ which can cause more problems as far as death.
At the end of the month, thousands of people are added to a waiting list for an organ transplant; however, thousands will die while waiting for their chance. “In fact, it is estimated that approximately 18 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant in the United States alone.” Michelle Beshears also states, “issue of supply and demand for organs is not limited to the U.S. This is an international problem that stems from the fact that there are just not enough donors to supply people in dire need of a life-saving organ transplant.”(Michelle Beshears, 2014). With these facts being provided, a problem is clearly appearing, there are not enough donations for organ transplants to save those who are waiting on the list. Although, if
Long periods of unemployment will drain your savings leaving you no choice but to use credit to make ends meet. By the time you find another job, the debt is more than you can handle. Filing a bankruptcy will give you a fresh start to recover and rebuild. • Injury or Illness – An unexpected accident or illness can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills. Even with good health insurance, you could still face thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills.
Eighteen; the amount of people who die every day, desperately waiting for their new future. Transplanting an organ from one human to another has become a modern, medical miracle. Yet, with a shortage of organs and a surplus of poverty-stricken, the world has resulted to black market trading. Where it once took years of waiting on an organ wait list to receive that needed body part, it can now take just a few weeks or months to purchase a new life. The need for organs, especially in the United States, has procured an increase in organ trafficking and black market dealings, especially in impoverished countries.
The tradition of organ trading will create chaos in the society and creates a gap between rich and poor people. On top of this, no good and quality methods of operation will be followed in organ trade in an illegal market. Hence, organ trading should be completely banned as it increases crimes, health problems and socio- economic discrimination. There is high demand of organ transplantation. More than 100,000 people are in need of organ transplantation according to the U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (Moore).
Two other elements significantly contributed to indu... ... middle of paper ... ...onsumers when it comes to their own medical care,” said Prosser, a Mercer Health and Benefits Consultant. Withdrawal of Benefits: Even though employers who want to remain competitive in the marketplace for the best talent offer attractive healthcare insurance packages, the costs have already become too high for some employers. As a result, there is a decline in the number of employers offering health insurance plans. “Year-over-year increases in premium rates have forced some employers to opt out of healthcare coverage altogether. Of companies surveyed, 60 percent offer insurance to employees, down from 69 percent in 2000.” However, the managed care companies have simply removed less profitable customers from their base and continue to make profits.