The Ethical Ethics Of Organ Donation And Transplantation

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Organ donation and transplantation is a surgical process started by removing the donated organ and placing it into another body. Organ donation started in the 1930’s, when people volunteered their organs to help other people who needed organs. According to Howard (2012), 1936 was the first recorded kidney transplant performed by a Russian surgeon named Dr. YuYu and that was done on a young woman who had renal failure. The doctor used a kidney from a dead person, who had been dead for 6 hours and his blood type was B, however, the recipient’s blood type was O. In the end, the recipient died two days later from the surgery because the kidney never functioned (Howard, 2012). Moreover, in 1953 there was a living kidney donor, who was a mother that…show more content…
The profits are not necessarily those of the organ donor only, the profit maker could be the person who performs the surgery or the center of the transplant surgery. Sometimes the donor could make a deal that is not worth that much, Also the donor can donate one of his organs once if it worth a good price. It is imperative to have stricter regulations in place to stem the exploitation of human beings for monetary gains. There are many unethical practices that could occur as a result of making organs a commodity ( ). Why should people profit from infringing on the rights of others? Who should profit from organ sales? The answer is simple, no one should! _____(2012) that commercializing the sale of organs will allow others to put a price on human worth, many people will no longer have the opportunity to decide on what happen to them in their final moments as family members who are guided by greed will ultimately sell their body…show more content…
If we own our bodies we have the right to do whatever we want with it and no law can prevent us from that. The counter of this argument Radcliffe-Richards claimed that it does not matter if there is an exploitation of selling organs or not, as long as the patient needs the organ he or she will pay. On the other hand, the poor people will die if they could not pay to get the organ that they need, and that will be unfair. If the government legalizes selling organs, some people will start bargaining on their organs and that will put them in a dangerous situation, because that act may show there is someone who does not need his or her organ. Then after that people who work in the Black market may kidnap that person to get that organ for free and sell it for other patient for a big amount of money. People who work in the Black Market know that the patient has a little or almost no choice but to accept that unfair offer to continue his life and live longer without suffering from the
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