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.
By making the sale of organs legal, in addition to saving the lives of thousands of people, it would also decrease the enterprise on the black market. Although there are several solutions to end the controversy with this topic, there are still cons that prevent the sale of organs from happening. This includes poverty, health risks, and moral disagreement. Every solution has its risks, but the problem has to be looked from all perspectives. Every year the government keeps the sale of organs illegal, 7,000 will die (Cherry).
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.
If a person with end-stage renal disease were to have access to a kidney sooner, that could eliminate expenses for the patient, and society could benefit from them going back to work sooner. Also, the money the patient saves on expensive treatments could go to paying a “donor” for their organ (Friedman & Friedman, 2006). Proponents of buying and sel... ... middle of paper ... ...umber of available organs, I do not believe the end justifies the means. I believe this would exploit the poor. Poverty makes one go to extraordinary measures to provide for their family and themselves, even at the risk of imprisonment, health deterioration, or death.
The gap between supply and demand for organs has created a black market for body parts which has led to abuse of human life especially in third world countries. This high demand has led people to scour the globe to procure the organs they or their loved ones need and unscrupulous intermediaries offer help. There is a need to compensate those who are willing donate if this wide gap has to be bridged. Body Point 1: Organ donation myths Th... ... middle of paper ... ... would in the contrary; put it into the hands of black marker dealers just the way outlawing drugs didn’t make them go away but rather put all the power into the hands of drug cartels, and we all know how well that’s turned out. By legalizing organ sales, we can guarantee that the transaction is voluntary, sanitary, and safe.
The selling of human organs for transplants is a highly debated topic in the healthcare industry today. The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 prohibits compensating organ donors for their donations. Over 100,000 Americans have kidney or liver disease, and are in need of transplants to survive. The average waiting time for a kidney transplant, once on the list, is 4.5 years, while, liver disease is less common with a waiting time of 430 days. Nonetheless, the fact is that there are not enough organs donated annually to meet these high demands.
But in the mean time we should consider the resource we already have. If we legalized compensation for all organs not just eggs, sperm and blood we could make a huge dent in the organ waiting list. Legalizing organ sale would drive the black markets out of business. If we choose to legalize the organ trade or not, need to maintain distributive justice in the allocation of any available organ.
In conclusion, selling organs should be legalized because it will save people life’s and will stop people from benefiting illegally form selling organs from here body. If there were even some problems, solving them will be easy like putting a market. People are dying daily and there should be something done to save them. Selling organs will even help doctors to improve there medical skills and it will help patients to live longer and have a better life.
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.
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.