Persuasive Essay On Organ Donation

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Back in 1954 Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume preformed the very first successful organ transplant that utilized a living donor ("History of Organ Donation & Transplants | New York Organ Donor Network," 2015). That miraculous event shows how far medical miracles have gone, and are continuously going. Organ transplants are permitting people to live longer and healthier lives. The only issue is that there is just not enough supply to meet the amount of demand. People should become organ donors, and be allowed to donate if they choose, because it can save lives and help to put an end the black market on organ sales. As of April 2015 there were 123,193 patients waiting for an organ transplant. Over 100,000 of the patients that are on that…show more content…
On television there are commercials about donating money to help support hungry children in Ethiopia. There are ones from the ASPCA about abuses animals and animal adoptions. Even several for different cancer treatments and hospitals, but not many for organ donation. A Normal American in the age group of 25 to 34 watches around 27 hours and 36 minutes of television a week, and the time just goes up within higher age brackets (Hinckley, 2014). If even one commercial about organ donation is aired once every two hours if not more, that is at least 48 times a day. Seeing a commercial about organ donation that often would definitely start spreading the word out to the general…show more content…
The more information that is available, the more people should be willing to donate. Here is a website you can go to learn more about what organ donation is and how to become a donor, www.organdonor.gov. This website is from and supported by the United States Department of Health & Human Services. The site will provide information on how to sign up for donations in the different state’s donor registries. This website will also provide any information that could possibly be needed. Just some of the information that can be found is, how to donate in the appropriate state, what exactly organ donation is and entails, how the transplants work, and several different types of resources. There are also stories about how donating an organ has changes people’s lives for the better that is for both donor and recipient. If this site would be placed into at least one commercial, just between the statistics and stories, donor number would increase even if just by a little bit. As for death row inmates being able to donate organs, as long as patient confidentiality is kept, that should help keep up with some of the supply and demand issues out there concerning organ donation. If there is not really a supply and demand problem, then the illegal organ brokers are really going to have to step up their game. Or hopefully they will be put out of
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