You can even sign up to be an organ donor on your license. This is the most effective way to sign up and show that you want to be an organ donor after you die. There are a couple of common myths about this like, if you were dying in the hospital and you were signed up to be an organ donor, the healthcare team will not try as hard to save your life because your organs can be donated. This is not true. The healthcare team’s goal is to save as many lives as possible.
This question is asked all the time. With great research one would realize that with the implementation of human cloning, there would be a huge medical and non-medical advancement. Humanity could cure multitude of diseases and ailments, people with single and infertile parents could have children, and certain species could be saved from extinction. In contrast to all the positives of human cloning, there are many religious leaders, human rights activist and the misinformed masses that are against the advancement of cloning. The first major point in favor of human cloning is that cancer patients would be able to have bone marrow transplants together with other organ transplants.
Stem cells have offered scientists and the world a new doorway to treat diseases and help millions. The major, significant discovery of stem cells is their ability to differentiate into any cell type which can help rebuild damaged organs. One thing for certain is that these cells brought huge controversies over their uses, how scientists should obtain them, and if the embryos should be used at all on the basis that they should be held on the same morals as humans. Although with these monumental issues at hand, researchers have not given up hope that one day these stem cells will be widely accepted and be used for the benefit of the people.
Embryonic stem cells have three main places of origin: existing stem cell lines, embryos that weren’t used during fertility treatments, and specially created embryos made by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Ex... ... middle of paper ... ...f various severe conditions (National Institutes of Health). So, in summary, though the means of getting stem cells can be questionable, the possibilities that are offered are above and beyond worth the controversy. The stem cells could be used to find cures for diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s, and can grow and repair new organs. Stem cell research should be better funded and more widely accepted, as the advancement of stem cells could save thousands of lives, regardless of the ways the stem cells are obtained.
A God complex is when a doctor believes that he has the power to save a person’s life when God might intend that person to die. The doctor then plays God by trying to undermine the plan that God has created for the patient. Many battles are fought in our society today over who actually controls our destiny. Although euthanasia is not a new concept, it is receiving more attention today. The main advisory for euthanasia is the same one as it was from the start of euthanasia.
Now think of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or paralysis. Would you deny them a life without suffering if the cure for the disease could be obtained by performing research on an aborted fetus already destined for destruction? It is my belief that scientists should be able to do stem cell research within carefully defined moral parameters because this research is so promising to cure so many diseases and teach us so much about how our bodies work. However, embryos destined for destruction should be used for stem cell research rather than created embryos because there are several thousands of embryos that will be destroyed so it is not necessary to create more embryos and destroy them. Stem cell research remains highly promising in that “Animal research suggests stem cells may some day provide a way to repair or replace diseased tissues and organs” and it holds immense possibilities for cures of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes (The Lancet par.
A person can also donate the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, small intestine, corneas, skin, veins, heart valves, tendons, ligaments, and bones (Transplant). Many people are waiting for these life-saving transplants, but sadly, most will not live long enough to receive a transplant due to so few donors (Transplant). In fact, 18 waiting recipients will die each day due to lack of organ donations (Organ, WomensHealth). A lot of people refuse to become organ donors because of miseducation. The most widely known misconception associated with organ donation is that a donor will not receive the same medical treatment as a non-donor.
It is against many religions, and some would argue that altruism is the only acceptable policy for transplant. In these cases, no amount of financial incentives would change their mind about making a donation. The physicians are now faced with an ethical dilemma of risking healthy lives to save or improve the life of a patient. Although surgical techniques have improved, this still suggests to not be ethical. Lastly, providing compensation for organ donation would greatly ease the anguish that sick individuals endure while in hope of a transplant.
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.
Doctors and scientists have been successful at cloning artificial organs for transplant patients. They have also helped parents artificially conceive (Controversial). As technology advances and more experiments are done more illness will be cured and we will one day have a cure for