There’s always going to be some sort of backlash or negative comments from the people, but sometimes one must deal with the backlash they receive. Legalizing this worldwide problem is a good idea and governments all around the world have to think of legalizing it. It could save several lives all around the world. People everywhere are dying because of the lack of organs that are needed in their body. If this issue would be legalized then this problem would be easily solved and ended.
I would support the “opt-out” policy if the United States decided to adopt it. Many people all over America are in dire need of organs, all are life or death situations. Some people would be against this policy for the simple fact that they would like to keep their bodies in the same condition that they had while they were alive when they are deceased. This could be beneficial to millions of Americans and if someone is truly against this policy they can just say that they would not like to have their organs removed. This would more than likely also help to stop the illegal organ trade that lives in underground America.
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.
To many people, it would seem that dying would be the most basic and fundamental right, more elementary than any constitutional freedom. However, this is not the case, as there is a great deal of controversy surrounding physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Presently, the federal government has left each state to decide whether or not they agree with these methods. This is unfortunate since these processes should not only be prerogatives, but they also offer certain benefits. It would allow for organ donation which would help so many other people who may not survive without a transplant.
L. 98-507, forbids any sale of organs that affects interstate commerce with a penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine.”(InPublic Safety, 2014). According to ‘In Public Safety’ article, “The laws in the United States (as well as many countries around the globe) prohibit the sale of organs. However, these laws seem to only fuel profiteers in the black market organ trade. Many patients are willing to turn to the black market and pay big money for a life-saving organ.… The truth is, unless something is done the issue of a shortage of organs around the world is not going to disappear and so the market for the illegal trading of organs will continue to thrive.”(Michelle Beshears, 2014). There are more organs being bought than being donated and patients are already looking on the black market to buy an organ, even if it is illegal, patients will do anything to save their life.
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).
There has to be a change. The best way to stop this and increase the supply of organs available is to create a system in which the donors are provided some type of payment. In a live debate by NPR over the placement of this system, “those who favored buying and selling organs went from 44 percent to 60 percent. But those opposed inched up only 4 points, from 27 to 31 percent” (npr.com). Therefore, being able to save thousands of lives through the legalization of organ marketing overshadows the risks that come with it.
Israel has implemented a system that puts people who opt out of the donor system at the bottom of the transplant list if they were to ever need an organ. (1) These new ideas seem to be pretty radical, but what is America doing to solve this issue? In the past America has implemented educational programs for the public regarding the need and benefits of organ donation, as well as pushed for a system of “rewarded gifting” for the family from a living donor to an unknown recipient. (2) Indeed these ideas sound ethical and proper, but I believe we should look into harvesting organs of deceased people without requiring consent. Therefore, I do agree with the notion that "Once life has left the body, it should be automatic that whatever organs are useful to others should be harvested and distributed rather than left to rot.
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.
Many desire that euthanasia be made legal, because doctors could use the organs of the terminally ill for patients that are actually savable (“Donate”). Not only can vital organs be saved, but also time. Doctors could spend those extra two hours a day that they would have spent on a terminally ill person working with a savable patient. Instead of dealing with incompetent beings, doctors and nurses cou... ... middle of paper ... ...ce must be maintained. As a result, a compromise must be put into place.