You would think that if anyone has an opportunity to save someone else’s life that they would take it, but that is not always the case. Everyone has ability to donor their organs and save a life, but not many people do it. Did you know that 18 people dies each day waiting for organ transplantation and that one organ can save up to 8 lives? This crisis within the United States is growing pretty fast because on average there are only 30,000 transplants performed each year, and there is over 100,000 people on the waiting list. Each year, more than 6,000 people die from lack of a donor organ.
Organ Donation Between six-thousand and seven-thousand people die every year because they are on the waiting list for a necessary vital organ. That is an average of 18 people a day (“Why Donate?” Organdonor.gov.us.). They do not die from heart attacks, stroke, getting shot, or car accidents. They died because they were on the waiting list for an organ donation. There is a huge gap between the number of organ donors needed and the actual organ 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.
The Opt-In policy would be great for America because it might inspire more people to be lenient about donating their organs when they are deceased. Your body would have no use for them if you cannot use them because they would just deteriorate. According to Sung, Galloway, and Tuttle’s research the total number of deceased donors of all organs recover... ... middle of paper ... ...rmine whether if you can donate your organs because the person that the organs belong to should have the final word on the contents of their body. Family should be the first to receive organs from other family members if needed because the chances of their body rejecting organs from a family member would be lower than rejecting the organs of a stranger. In conclusion, America would only benefit from switching to the opt-out policy.
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.
Should Human Organs Be Traded or Sold Within the United States? What’s the Right Thing to Do? As NBC13.com news points out “everyday seventeen people die waiting for organ transplants.” These deaths could simply be prevented by having a system in place that could provide a service to these helpless individuals. According to this site, there are 120,000 people still waiting for organs, nationwide; 30,000 of them are African Americans. But when it comes down to the issue of free trade of human organs, the majority of American citizens will consider it a controversial and ethical issue.
According to Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) data as of 21 February 2014, the people on waiting list candidates are 121,342. The transplants performed from January to November 2013: 26,517. Only 25 percent can have transplant operation to survive. Moreover, number of organ failure patients will die every day and more than 10.000 patients join the waiting list every year. In fact, donated organs cannot catch the high demand.
For example, people age 45 to 49 live about eight additional years when they remain on dialysis. However, they can live an additional twenty-three years if they can get a kidney from someone else. As a result, about 4,500 people died while waiting for their kidney donators in 2012. Many of them died because people could not replace their kidneys quickly enough. In this regard we must establish market for organs.
It is obvious that there are many obstacles in the path to legalizing organ trade; however, it’s difficult to say that they eclipse the huge loss in human life, as thousands of fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, brothers, and sisters die each and every year waiting for an organ that would save them. As a legal organ market will reduce crime rates and help save lives, the organ trade should be legalized in the near future.
Organ transplant is when an organ is surgically removed to transfer the healthy organ to another body. A lot of the times organ donations come from the deceased or cadaver bodies that have been designated for donation.National Organ Transplant Act outlawed the selling of human organs. Then the government established the "United Network For Organ Sharing," That is the waiting list to receive an organ transplant. If the government would legalize the selling of human organs hundreds of people could be saved and it would also eliminate selling organs on the black market.75,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney Transplant,18,000 will get one this year,4,000 people will die waiting. In foreign countries people get killed for organs that will be sold on the black market.