Importance Of Legalization Of Organ Donation

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Legalization OFSale OF Human Organs What is organ donation? Organ Donation is when a person allows healthy transplantable organs and tissues to be removed, either after death or while the donor is alive, and transplanted into another person. Common transplantations include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone-marrow, skin, and corneas.Some organs and tissues can be donated by living donors, such as a kidney or part of the liver, but most donations occur after the donor has died. As in any such debate there are two sides to the issue. On the idea of legalization, it should not be rejected solely because of it being radical or controversial. It may be possible to find an acceptable way to allow a meaningful compensation…show more content…
The argument was that if the donor was properly cared for and if monetary incentive makes a potential living donor ‘more willing’ to save another life, it may not be totally wrong to allow that. In actuality the ethical line between actively encouraging organ donation and legalizing sale of body parts is clear, wherein wealthy patients desperately in need of organs and desperately poor people who may be induced to part with organs for money. Why does the question of legalization of sale of human organs come up? This is because there is a humungous shortage of donors and organs worldwide. It would save lives. In the United States, where the 1984 National Organ Transplantation Act prohibits compensation for organ donation, there are only about 20,000 kidneys every year for the approximately 80,000 patients on the waiting list. In 2008, nearly 5,000 died waiting. Almost every other country has prohibitions like America's. In Iran, however, selling one's kidney for profit is legal. There are no patients languishing on the waiting list. The Iranians have solved their kidney shortage by legalizing

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