Because the research of stem cells isn’t developed or funded well enough for functional organs to be made, many people will die waiting for the organs. But, if funding and support was provided, lives would be saved instead of lost. Stem cells should be used in more clinical trials to test the cells for side effects so that the research can progress towards using the stem cells in medicine and the creation of organs. This purpose of this paper is to inform readers of the importance of the use of stem cells in medicines and organ growth and repair. Firstly, the questions that cause the the questions asked about stem cells most often will be addressed.
Although there are other resources for obtaining these stem cells through bone marrow and blood from adults it is hard to research these new techniques under the bans that President Bush has put upon the study. Thus the controversial issue stems, which is better, extending our knowledge of certain human processes and diseases or saving the fetal embryos from being damaged without repair. In an article, “The Ethics of Stem Cell Research, ” A stem cell can be described as, “Undifferentiated, primitive cells with the ability both to multiply and to differentiate into specific kinds of cells.” Meaning that researchers can procreate specialized cells of tissues thus giving a patient a chance to regenerate a fully functioning organ in place of a failing one without the cost, time, and struggle of a transplant. Research shows that, 2 “Stem cells obtained from 5-day old human embryos can morph into all kinds of human tissues and appear capable of regenerating ailing organs. But while newer and safer versions of the cells have recently been created, the policy imposed by Bush in A... ... middle of paper ... ...body who’s looking.
Organ transplants are among the foremost achievements of modern medicine; however it is a farfetched dream for tens and even hundreds of thousands of people. Organ transplants have become remarkably successful in recent years, leading to an increase in demand for healthy organs, which caused to a worldwide shortage of organs available for transplant. In spite of that, the commercial trading of human organs is still illegal in all countries, with the exception of Iran (“Psst, Wanna Buy a Kidney?). Despite seeming immoral and inhumane, the US should legalize the market for human organs, which would result in lower crime rates, and considering the thousands of lives at stake, fewer lives lost. Establishing an official market for human organs will eventually cause the thriving black market to shrivel up and disband, resulting in lowered risk to donors and recipients and reduced crime rates.
Studies from Wolfe, Roys, and Merion (2010) have proven that between 2006 and 2007, kidney-recipient survival after one year was up to ninety percent. Organ donation is essential in the medical field. There is not enough medicine in the world to help those who need organ transplants, and organs cannot be made in lab. Doctors, surgeons and nurses cannot save lives without the help of organ donors. Without living and dead donors, there would be so many deaths that the medical field would be a failure.
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
Personally, if I was placed in the shoes of a patient in desperate need of an organ, I would be willing to forerunner this new type of technology. Although there are many risk factors to be considered, it is undeniable that bio-artificial organs are an efficient substitute for donated organs. Perhaps receiving an organ synthesized by an individuals’ own cells would not be such a bad solution. Optimistically, techniques for regenerative medicine will come to market within ten years. Bioengineered organs have the potential to reduce the need for live donor organs, allow more deceased donor organs to be used rather than discarded, and shorten the waiting list for transplants.
“ Clone the sick individual, not for reproduction but for therapy.” This is a quote from the article, “ Fighting for the Right to Clone” written by Pamela Weintraub. The technology is here being able to save the lives of those who are in critical condition and with therapeutic cloning it can be done, by which a person 's cells is clone which is then grown to use their stem cells to heal themselves. There is also reproductive cloning which is being done to clone animals and studies are showing if scientists should move on to humans, However there are many people who are against this and think that it shouldn 't be done. This new technology will be easier to save individuals. Why it 's possible that children can be born without any genetic diseases
Though there is harsh criticism from politicians, scientists continue to press forward saying that genetic engineering is of utmost importance to help and improve society. In many cases, the technology can be applied for life saving purposes. For instance, a child that has a rare disease and needs an organ transplant finds no organs that match him. As a last resort, the parents opt to take cells from the dying child and make a clone. If the clone is successful, the child will have a perfect match for the organ transplant.
Organ donation is a successful process of removing tissues or organs surgically from one person to another (Cleveland Clinic, 2013). Many questions based on organ donation run along the lines of why people do not donate, but many do not realize that not everyone is allowed or able to donate because some people are not physically capable to have a successful transplant (Prigent et al., 2014). Meaning that the donor’s organs are too weak, or the donor’s organs are too old, in some cases the donor and recipient do not have the same blood type, which then causes alloimmunization (Kawano et al., 2014; Prigent et al., 2014). In the United States, there are more than 117,000 people waiting for an organ donor and 18 people on the waiting list die everyday (Cleveland Clinic, 2013). One donor can save about eight lives because a donation can consist of their ear, bones, bone marrow, liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, heart valves, lungs, intestines, connective tissues, skin, and eyes (Cleveland Clinic, 2013; “Organ Donation,” 2012).
Since donating organs isn’t legalized yet, the number of donors in very low compared to the number of people who are in need of these organs. Most of the time, the donors of kidneys or livers are family members but its not enough. The website organdonor.org states that 18 people die every single day only in the US from being too long on the waiting list for an organ that never came to their rescue. Recent research done by Statistic Brain also shows that the number of patients in the US who died waiting for organ transplants in 2010 were 6,521, with the number of people on the waiting list in late 2013 was 112,706. Imagine the thousands, if not millions, of people who are waiting in the whole world.