Why is some human being dying to wait for organ transplants? This is the likely question in many individual’s mind when they are faced with the desperate dilemma. Healthcare is experiencing a shortage in organ donation and the people that need these organs is only growing (Meckler, 2007). Unfortunately, the shortage of organ is taking a toll on individuals waiting to receive their lifesaving organ. Medical advancement made it possible for organ transplants assist individuals that are in desperate need of a new one to continue to live a normal life.
Potential donors pass away every day not leaving instructions or even making the decision that they wish to be a donor and every year thousands of transplantable organs are buried or cremated. Potential living donors usually do not consider all the benefits organ donation has to offer. People should donate their organs because they can save someone’s life even after they die, there are many benefits to being an organ donor, and most myths about organ donning are false. In order to become a well informed donor, you must know what organ donation is, how it works, and how you can become an organ donor and what organs or tissues you can donate. There are no age limits on who can be an organ donor.
The up-to-date medical advancement has come a long way, including making it possible for donating one’s major organs, blood, and tissues to desperate individuals needing them to sustain life. Organ donation still has problems even with the modern technology and breakthroughs. The majority of individuals need to comprehend to have a successful organ transplant it is essential to have active individuals that are willing to donate their organs. Typically, most individuals or family that consent to donate their precious organ 's desire life to continue. Their intentions are when one life is gone there is hope for another life to continue.
There could be a possible donor in a nearby hospital, but the family is unsure about organ donation. Donating organs has numerous positive effects on the lives of people and the advancement of medical research. Although myths have conquered the perspective of some individuals and institutions into opposing organ donations, the real truth is that they save lives, they improve the quality of people’s lives, and they advance medical research. According to the American Transplant Foundation, more than 122,344 people are currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant that could potentially save their life; eighteen of those people die every day because of the lack of organ donors. This
Organ donation myths have been around for a long time. These types of myths have stopped people from being organ donors as well as stopping families from letting there loved one receive a needed organ transplant. These myths are one of the main reasons for the organ shortage in the United States today. While some people decide to save another humans life some do not because of these myths surrounding organ donation. One person has the opportunity to save up to fifty lives just by deciding to be an organ donor and doing so would help with the organ shortage in the United States.
The Importance of Organ Donation Each day approximately 6,300 people die and what makes this haunting is that presently there are 83,513 people waiting for organs to be donated, yet each day 17 people die because they do not receive a transplant (http://www.donatelife.net/facts_stats.html). These statistics show that people who are waiting for organ transplants have a good chance at being saved and get what they need. The sad truth is though, because of the lack of people willing to donate organs, many people will continue to wait for organs to save their lives. ?Waiting lists of patients for organ transplants become longer as the need for transplantable organs increases? (Sheehy 1).
There are thousand of individuals waiting to get their organ transplant, but the waiting list is extremely long. We have taxpayers spending their money on useless stuff for the country; why not put their money towards saving someone’s life. The government and the hospital should look into other options such as, prisons. There are many prisoners facing death row or life, they should be able to donate their organs. Despite the rules of organ donation should not affect anyone for saving another human being.
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.
The main and most important reason is to save the life of another. In actuality, giving life to another living human being should be payment enough and fulfilling to the donor. It is the moral responsibility as humans to help save the lives of others, to reduce the amount of illegal organ trafficking, and assist the medical field in finding cures for disease. The waiting list for donated organs is extensive, with over 100,000 people waiting for the transplant that will save their life (HRSA, 2016). Many people can receive an organ or tissue donation from a relative, but not all.
When a person is in need of an organ and has to have it in order to survive then that person should have a right to have that specific organ. If a donor is willing to save a life and agrees to sell his/her own organs then why should it be illegal? Legalizing this issue can help save thousands of lives around the world, it might be a bit expensive to buy an organ but it can help a person from dying and suffering. This process is a voluntary process, the government doesn’t force people to sell their own organs, and it’s a decision a person is willing to make. It might be quite risky to legalize it, and governments might receive a large backlash from several communities, but th... ... middle of paper ... ...de effect, and the process of organ transplantation might be risky but is worth the risk for some.