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Persuasive Essay On Organ Donation

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The first successful organ donation was in the last 50 years (7), and since then institutions have set up many regulations and processes that have saved many lives by allowing people to donate their organs, but government policies in the United States have set up laws that prevents individuals to make choices about their own bodies. When a person is in need for an organ due to being extremely ill for having a failing organ, doctors assess whether or not that person is eligible for a transplant (7). Once they have been approved, the patient will be referred by the doctor to a transplant center where they evaluate the patient’s physical and mental health as well as the patient’s social support to clear the requirements for being considered a…show more content…
“More than 120,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. 82% of patients waiting are in need of a kidney and 13% of patients waiting are in need of a liver (6).” The amount of people in need for an organ exceeds the amount of people that are willing to donate their organs, and this problem is what lead to the current condition that is crucial to many people in need to survive.“Last year, more than 28,000 people received organ transplants, more than 40,000 received corneal transplants and hundreds of thousands received tissue transplants, yet 6,590 died awaiting organ transplants.” Since majority of people are living in need for a kidney or a part of the liver, I believe that the change in the system that needs to be made should be a more individual level between patients and donors with the involvement of the institutions such as hospitals, insurance companies, and the notary public. People should be allowed to give away their organs for some commission in return. This will decrease the amount of people waiting for an organ and will increase the amount of people willing to give away an…show more content…
The primary responsibility of the hospital is to provide healthy lives for their patients. They are obligated to aide their patients when they are sick and, if the patient has a failing organ, assist the patient in making a transplant happen without having to wait for a prolonged period. I believe that the hospital is a primary stakeholder if people are allowed to sell their organs because the organ giver relationship with the patient in need is directly correlated with the hospitals. The organ recipient’s obligation will be to pay for the organ. Insurance companies can financially assist those in need, but predominantly that will be their only responsibility. The secondary stakeholders will be the psychologists, insurance companies and the notary public. The psychologists have the obligation to make sure the patient and recipient are mentally stable and have the responsibility to set up a process of exercises that will decipher whether or not the surgery should be allowed to proceed with the procedure. The insurance company 's responsibility will be to compensate the donors as well as the surgery for the donation. The notary public’s responsibility will be to make sure the patient and recipient are who they say they are to make sure it is
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