Let People Sell Themselves

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Organs are illegal to sell. When a person gets an organ, it is usually because another person has died and allowed an organ company to take their organ free of charge. Some organs can be donated while the person is living, however the possibilities are limited. A person is able to have a living donation on a kidney, liver, a lobe of the lung, portion of the intestine, or part of the pancreas. Performing living donations would be very beneficial. Not many people will do it though, unless it is for a family member. Legalizing the sale of organs would make more people participate Organs should be able to be sold under any circumstance, to anyone. Doing this would grant people the rights, they are said to already posses, lower poverty and death, and help the economy.
If an organ is taken from a living person, rather than the deceased, then it has many more benefits. If an organs was taken from the living then it would: decrease the years of waiting for an organ, increase the amount of organs, and lessen chance of rejection. ("Frequently Asked Questions..."). The number of organs donated from the living will not go up, not until a law is passed that legalizes organs to be sold.
As the years go by, the need for organs is growing. Health among society is getting worse; more people are needing replacement organs. Replacement organs are not that easy to get though. In 2009, a law called the Organ Trafficking Prohibition Act tried to get passed. This act allowed donors to get paid for their organs, but this idea was destroyed when it reached congress ("Which Organ Can..."). Congress saw the act as demoralizing and inhuman. If this act would have gotten passed, then it would have substantially increased the amount of donated organs and s...

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...l be a better place for everyone, when organs are legalized to be sold.

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