The scarcity of transplant organs in the United States is accredited to many reasons: the unwillingness of families to approve donation after the donors death, even if the patient has wished to do so; religious objections; disinclination of medical personnel to approach families after the death; and the crookedness of the medical system. The need for organs far exceeds the number of donated organs, the dilemma becomes apparent: Should Organ Donors &/or Their Families Be Financially Compensated? For those who lack healthy organs, organ donations can save their life. Although there’s a tight spot, there is a shortage of much needed organs; the Mayo Clinic notes, “More than 101,000 people are waiting today for transplant surgeries.” The clinic goes on to state that while daily, 77 people receive organ transplants, nineteen die waiting for a transplant. Those waiting for transplants could likely be saved with a larger pool for organ donation.
One person has the opportunity to save up to fifty lives just by deciding to be an organ donor and doing so would help with the organ shortage in the United States. One myth that stops somebody from being an organ donor is the belief that the family will be charged extra too allow their loved one to be an organ donor (Steve Rudich)., people that believe they will be charged extra for this procedure do not allow their loved one to become an organ donor in fear of extra expenses added onto an already high medical bill in addition to having the funeral and burial expenses as well (Steve Rudich). According to the Kidney Caucus all of the costs that are related to the medical procedure required to remove organs and tissue will be paid for by the donor program and not the donor family. If a family was to receive a medical bill for the procedure from the hospital or an insurance company they should contact that agent immediately because it is a mistake (Congressman Jim McDermott). A second myth for some people is that when a doctor declares a person dead it is because that will die soon and actually that they were not dead at all (Nancy Valko 2).
With hundreds of thousands people needing a viable organ for transplant, it is no surprise such an industry has taken off. There just are not enough donors to help the people who are in need of a lifesaving transplant. With the advances of technology and people living longer with a transplant, the demand for organs has increased exponentially. The global trade of selling organs and tissues for money has recently been discovered within the past few decades, with the advancements of technology making it possible. Numerous people pass away while still on the transplant list and just that many more are added to this ever-growing list every day.
However, it’s extremely important because organs from cadavers are often discarded if the family fails to make arrangements for them to be donated prior to the deceased being removed from life support. These situations significantly influence the fact that many Americans continually die every single day from not receiving a needed organ transplant. In fact, Sigrid Fry-Revere in her interview explains that 20 to 30 people die every day”. So exactly how should the American government address the organ donation shortage? The answer is quite simple: by compensating those who are willing to put the value of human life above all else.
The demand for organs across the world far exceeds the number o... ... middle of paper ... ...nts will die before a suitable organ becomes available. Numerous others will experience declining health, reduced quality of life, job loss, lower incomes, and depression while waiting, sometimes years, for the needed organs. And still other patients will never be placed on official waiting lists under the existing shortage conditions, because physical or behavioral traits make them relatively poor candidates for transplantation. Were it not for the shortage, however, many of these patients would be considered acceptable candidates for transplantation. The ban of organ trade is a failed policy costing thousands of lives each year in addition to unnecessary suffering and financial loss.
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.
All those on the recipient waiting list are treated fairly, and it is illegal to buy or sell organs in the United States. The most major sources for organ transplantation are dead donors. People like those who sign up to be an organ donor on their driver’s license are essential to the medical field. They save so many lives that otherwise would not live to see tomorrow, all by signing up to donate what they are not going to use. After you die, your organs are useless, they have no meaning, or purpose, but they could.
Human trafficking is a very violent business. The United States is one of the main points to transport individuals for human trafficking. With the cost of living at it all time high, with jobs play low wages, human traffickers look at this as a great oppor... ... middle of paper ... ...he criteria and the told her to come to Nashville and I never heard from that model website again. My feelings changed towards this whole human trafficking thing because these people goes through something that suppose to be abolished by the law in the United States. In the developing countries I feel for them because I really don’t know their laws that well but some families sell there young ones for the money.
American law attempts to protect poor people by prohibiting for selling organs. The problem is these attempts hurt poor, donors, human lives. The results of not enough organ donors in United States, combined with the legal sale of organs, there is a black market also. Every year a thousands of people from wealthy countries, including US, travel to poorer, less legally serious countries to buy kidneys
Many HMO’s constantly evaluate their services to "ensure" the best care and coverage. But in many cases, what is happening is the exact opposite. HMO's can and do conduct their business quite ruthlessly. Patients are continuously unable to receive the necessary treatment due to the insufficient HMO coverage. Many HMO's actually make more money if their doctors see or treat fewer patients.