Legalization of human organs sales in America

Have you ever had the experience of a long wait that seems like it was going to take forever? Or how about when you went to the amusement park that you have been so anxiously waiting for, finally to got inline just to peer over your shoulder to see that dreaded 3 hour waiting sign? Well hundreds of thousands of men,women and children feel that same pressure each and every day just in a greater sense of urgency than waiting in that line at the amusement park. Organ failure is an ever growing problem in America around about 20 people die each day from this leading to thousands of deaths each year, with the number of donors dwindling each year. Of all of the organs transplanted one of the most demanded is the liver. With an ever growing demand for livers each year there is a great decline in viable donors which in turn leads to longer waiting list and greater risk of malnutrition and/or death in many patients. Their was a study done by the Transplant Outpatient Clinic at the University of Federal de Minas Gerais,Brazil (Ferreira 2). The study followed a total of 159 people on the waiting list for livers, the results to the test were 70 patients or 44% received transplants, while 46 patients or 28.9% died waiting for a transplant, from the research gathered they estimated 265 days was all the patients had to live on the waiting list (Ferreira 2). From this study alone you would think that the US Government would look into or try to place some type of policy allowing the people to sell their organs at a set price for a wider range of donors. You look at some of the things that the US government has passed in recent years and are appalled yet somethings that make sense they refuse to take a second glance. Making it illegal to ... ... middle of paper ... ... my journey researching organ transaction I have a whole new look on the matter. For one with the increasing number of people that have organ failure there is a decreasing number of donors. People will go to great lengths to insure their health by traveling to different country’s or buying form an illegal market for the organ they need because there are insufficient number of organs in the States. Also I know there can be a market for organs if we would just look past all the greed and see how many people are dieing each day from organ failure. Last but not least is the very epicenter of the whole problem, doctors and insurance companies are holding us down from a market of legal organ trade just so the can get an extra buck. Without a doubt my opinion of legalizing organ trade has grown stronger and someday I hope the Government sees it the same way I do some day.

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