Donor Essays

  • I am an Organ Donor

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    I am an Organ Donor As we stood over the precisely dissected bodies, trying to distinguish between the phrenic and vagus nerves, the greater and lesser omentums, and the left and right gastroepiploic arteries, I inadvertently looked away from my prosection and saw Stephanie (one of the TAs) walking across the room carrying a human head face down against her palm. This sight forced me to recognize a truth about these prosections; these body pieces, picked clean of fat and connective tissue, were

  • Organ Donors Must Not be Paid

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    Organ Donors Must Not be Paid Today, medical operations save lives around the world, a feat that surely would surprise our ancestors. Many operations replace defective organs with new ones; for new organs to be ready to be implanted there need to be organ donors. We are not so advanced a society that we can grow replacement organs. Thousands of organ donors in the United States every year are seen as doing the most noble of deeds in modern civilization, and most of the time death has to occur

  • cloning

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    alive. You realize that the only way to save him is an immediate heart transplant and you have not a second to lose. You yell at the assistant to find the nearest heart donor in hopes that your young son will make it through the night. Unfortunately your hopes are destroyed as the medical assistant informs you that the nearest heart donor is in Spokane, Washington 3,000+ miles away. You slowly turn to see the dying face of your son, and only wish to take the entire burden from his shoulders and hoist

  • The Baby Fae Case

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    Dr. Bailey was questioned by the Times of London, he stated that he does not believe in evolution so that the evolutionary distance between a baboon and human had not gone into his decision making process when choosing a donor. Dr. Bailey had not looked for a human heart donor nor did he do a ref... ... middle of paper ... Moreover, if a treatment has the possibility of curing a child, but is unproven, even parents (who are eager to prolong the life of their children but lack the technical

  • Embryo Transfer

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    Exactly seven days later, the uterus is flushed, and the embryos and ova. Next, the embryos will be isolated. The embryos are then inserted into the recipient cow. Artificially inseminating the cow is the preferred way to fertilize the eggs in the donor cow. The cow should be inseminated at least three times at intervals of twelve hours, to insure fertilization. In preparation for AI, a shot of FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) should be given to the cow to super-ovulate her. This causes more eggs

  • Determination of the Molarity of a Permanganate Solution via Titration

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    permanganate will show up as a pink color. Thus, the permanganate ion acts as an indicator itself. The reaction produces its own catalyst in the form of Mn2+ that promotes oxidation. The sulfuric acid added to the titration flask acts as a proton donor for the solution readily giving up protons. Since the oxalic acid is not a strong acid and does not dissociate well, but is still needed in the reaction to form carbon dioxide, the addition of a strong acid, sulfuric acid, supplies the protons needed

  • Buffer Solutions

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    of hydroxonium ion [H3O+]) or base (in the form of hydroxide ion [OH-]) are added. Buffers usually contain a weak acid and its conjugate base or a weak base and its conjugate acid. One of the two compounds in a buffering system acts as a proton donor, releasing H+ when pH rises, and the other as a proton acceptor, taking up H+ when pH drops. [IMAGE] Applications of buffer in chemistry include manufacture of dyes, photographic materials, leather etc. In biochemistry the buffering action

  • Skin Grafting

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    purse-string placed around the defect reduces its size and thus also the size of the graft that must be harvested from the donor. Effective donor sites include thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. Then the donor site is lubricated with sodium chloride and a sterile tongue depressor is placed across the donor site to create a flat surface. The surgeon then applies the dermatome to the donor site and slices off the necessary layer of skin. The newly harvested skin is placed in a sodium chloride solution and

  • What is an Organ Broker?

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    make a match between a willing donor and a needy, rich recipient. The most common organ brokering is for kidneys. Due to the laws in the United States and other highly developed countries, brokering organs is extremely rare. Brokers typically seek out the impoverished in undeveloped countries not only for their willingness to do anything for a small sum of money, but also for the lack of legal regulations and enforcement. After a broker has found a willing donor, tests are run to determine the

  • Artificial Insemination and the Rights of Women, Men, and Children

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    semen into her uterus. He then plugged her cervix with gauze. When she awoke, he did not tell her what he had done. He never told her. Nine months later, she bore a son. It was 1884. This was the first reported human artificial insemination with donor semen. It was a rape. (Corea, 12) As explained by the above excerpt from The Mother Machine, artificial insemination is not a recent technological breakthrough. The procedure among huma... ... middle of paper ... ...n under the notion that reproductive

  • Plasma Donation

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    the donation process. Plasma donation begins with the individual arriving at the Biolife Plasma Center. Upon arrival the person signs themselves in via clipboard or computer. Then after sign-in the individual is seated amongst many other potential donors awaiting their name to be called so they may advance in the donation cycle. Eventually, a nurse calls the individuals name, and directs them toward the front desk. Here they will be weighed on an electronic scale, and also at have their finger pricked

  • Heart Donation

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    has left him brain-dead with no hope for any kind of recovery. The majority of his vital organs are still functional and the man has designated that his organs be donated to a needy person upon his untimely death. Meanwhile, upon checking with the donor registry board, it is discovered that the best match for receiving the heart of the Florida man is a male in Oregon who is in desperate need of a heart transplant. Without the transplant, the man will most certainly die within 48 hours. The second

  • Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal

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    national policy. Multi dynamic donors only look at the government. Government is supposed to fulfill all their terms and conditions. The main problem is that we only consider donor as a source. But in some situations, even government fails to abide all the terms and conditions of the donor. Along with the political instability, even policies kept on changing. There's a need of policy and mutual unity. Government is itself penniless; in this situation the terms of donor get the upper hand. There should

  • Ian Wilmut and Cloning

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    established cell line."1 The implications of this is that they have provided techniques to analyze and modify gene functions in sheep (By providing clones of the same sheep).1 The key to their success is the "serum starvation" that the donor cell undergoes, to force the donor cell into a 'quiescent' state, so that it is not replicating its DNA or dividing. This possibly makes the nucleus more susceptible to re-programming by the recipient egg cell. The researchers built on this knowledge, and carried

  • Cloning

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    room for mistakes. The biggest problem with the use of cloning is the decline in genetic diversity. The biological definition of a clone is "an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms". This means that gene donors would obviously have the exact same DNA as their clones. If large groups of people have the same genetic information, a disease could instantaneously wipe out the entire population. Our genetic make-up is what makes us unique. It gives us a sense

  • Artificial Insemination: Who Is Responsible?

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    and rights the sperm donor has and where fatherhood comes into place in that situation. He argues that the responsibilities of the donor are severed from the child produced but has the responsibility of quality, meaning informing the bank of any diseases and family history.

  • Morals and Ethics of Cloning

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    Morals and Ethics of Cloning Cloning is the process of taking cells from a donor, placing them in a culture dish where the nutrients are  minimal, so the cells stop dividing and switch their "active genes". The cells are then put next to an unfertilized egg. The nucleus is sucked out of the egg leaving an empty egg cell containing all the cellular machinery necessary to produce an embryo. An electric shock is used to fuse the egg and cell together. A second shock is then used to mimic the act

  • The Life Saving Benefits of Organ Donation

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    given by anyone and can save many lives. All human beings should understand the importance of being an organ donor. Young or old, rich or poor, any one of us may one day get the chance to save or enhance someone's life by becoming an organ donor. Also of greater importance is that someone else may give you or your loved one a chance to live because they chose to become an organ donor. The choice you or your family makes allows a person that may be following a road to death, the chance to take a

  • The Benefits of Animal Cloning

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    waiting list, but who knows when you will receive this precious organ. The doctor says the chances of receiving an organ donor are slim because of your rare genetic make-up. The thought of praying for another human to die, just so you can live, seems selfish, but today, the only way to receive an organ is from the death, or the chance of death, of another human being. Even then, the donor may not match. Now imagine it is the year 2007, and you are in dire need of a heart. The doctors do several tests

  • Surrogate Motherhood

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    Surrogate motherhood refers to that condition of a fertile (footnote) woman who has been contracted to become impregnated via reproductive technologies such as donor or artificial insemination. It is that condition wherein that fertile woman also has agreed to transfer her rights on the child to the biological parents after giving birth. This is bounded by a contract that was signed by the contracting parents and the surrogate. The reasons for this generally fall into two categories. Either the contracting