Arguments against organ donation may rise, and you might ask yourselves. If I agree to donate my organs, the hospital won’t work as hard to save my life: When you go to hospitals for treatment, doctors focus on saving your life, not someone else’s, and the doctor in charge of your care has nothing to do with transplantation.
Purpose: To persuade my audience to consider becoming organ donors after death Introduction: 1. Organ donation is a selfless way to give back to others, and to be able to make a huge difference by giving another person a second chance at life.
I will be reviewing “Emerging Perspectives in Transplantation: Organ Donation Among Health Care Providers: Is Giving and Receiving Similar”, which analyzes the connection between the attitudes of health care providers toward receiving and donating an organ and how this varies among the different health care practitioners. Health care providers regularly encourage organ donation because they know the benefits that can derive from doing so. However, they also know the complications that can come from donating and receiving and organ such as future lifelong health problems, and a decreased life span. This article is very intriguing because it really makes me wonder about how people working in the medical field feel about organ transplantation
Becoming a living organ donor helps to increase the amount of organs that can be supplied to those who are in need of them. A living organ donor can be distinguished into one of three groups: they are involved in a direct donation, giving their organs to someone they choose such as a family member or a friend; they can be involved in a non-directed donation in which they give their organ to a national pool and it will be transplanted into a patient who is at the top of the waiting list; or a living donor can be involved with a directed donation to a stranger and in this case, the donor chooses to donate their organ to a specified person who they do not have any emotional connection with. (Truog, Robert D). Many ethical questions come into
Imagine yourself in a situation where your best friend got in a car accident and needs a kidney transplant. When the doctor receives the news that you’re the only applicable person because of blood type, all eyes are on you. What would you do? Would you give or keep? Savings
Curtis Gano was only sixteen years old when he was hit by a car and killed while riding his bike. His parents were devastated. How could they go on? What could they do with the grief and despair of this magnitude? After much prayer, consideration and advice, Curtis’ parents decided to donate their son’s organs, as a way to give the gift of life to a stranger in the wake of their loss. After donating Curtis’ organs, four other lives were saved. Did you know that over 15,000 lives can be saved each year with organ donation? Unfortunately, 8,020 of these lives can not be saved because of religious beliefs and practices. While many religions encourage organ donation, some discourage it, and even consider it a crime. Because of the life saving
Donation of Human Organs Image something tragic has happened to one of your family members. Sounds crazy right! Well what if they need a kidney, liver, or even a heart. What if they could not afford to get a transplant? What if you or someone else could
Organ Donation is at great importance. It has been known to save many lives. One person can donate up to eight lifesaving organs. (U.S. National Library of Medicine) In other words, one person can save up to eight lives. Many individuals are suffering on a daily basis waiting for an organ transplant. Organ availability is very scarce. Up to twenty people die everyday waiting for a transplant. (Funk and Wagnalls) There are many experiences that have been shared through the donation process. One individual can turn into someone’s hero just by signing up to become a donor.
Organ Transplantation The advent of the concept of organ transplantation came as an important breakthrough in the medical field, in the 20th century. Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the person's own body, to replace
Many people are unaware of the fact that they can donate their organs. They also have no idea that over 120,000 people are currently on the waiting list for organs. Lastly, they don’t know that an average of 20 patients die each day waiting for organs. Another large portion of people think that they can’t donate. Some think that they are too old or have some type of disease that could take away their ability to donate. The reality is that in almost everywhere, there is no age limit and even if they have a disease, there are likely still organs that they can donate.
As you read this, two people have just died. Within those two people is enough tissue to save as many as 100 lives and enough organs to save 16 of the 165,000 people waiting for a organ transplant in USA. Yet, not enough people are choosing to become organ donors, becoming an organ donor should be the choice that more people are making. Choosing to not donate your organs means that you are depriving someone of a live and researchers the materials to perform their investigations. Not only does organ donation save someone's life but you yourself will be able to morally benefit by granting someone with more time than they were give. 21 people per day die waiting for an organ, you could be the one to grant them more time, by saying yes.
The opt-in system is not an effective way of increasing organ donation rates because many people have little knowledge about organ donation and the Federal Government becomes involved in this by promoting community awareness through the use of advertising campaigns in order to build a healthy public policy. People often give their families a large amount of stress because they haven’t made their decisions clear about whether they want to become and organ donor or not and because most people have minimal knowledge about how the process works, they usually make the wrong decision.People believe that because there are thousands of people on the waiting list they do not need to apply to be a donor, however they do not realise that less than one percent of those people are eligible to become organ donor’s due to brain death; in 2014 organ donor rate was 18.35 donors per million population(Donate
Organ donations have encountered organ donor and organ supply rejections. Organ donation challenges and demands increase as the organ shortages increase over the years. Organ donation’s mission is to save many terminally ill recipients at the end stages of their lives. The significance of the organ donation is to give back to restore one’s quality of life. The ongoing issues may present an idealistic portrait of how these issues may be resolved. As a result, the mission of organ donations are to restore organs for their patients and to promote, education, empower altruism and quality ethics as a resource for existing and potential donors Organ donations has been perceived by potential organ donors to be inhumane activity, a dishonor to the humanized process, circulation of illegal revenue, and conceptual grounds needs to be consistent with altruism as the empowered outcome.
Every patient requiring an organ gets put on a list, where they wait for their opportunity to receive an organ, but many people die due to the amount of time this takes. This amount of time would dramatically decrease if more people were willing to donate. One single deceased organ donor can save the lives of several different people and affect the lives of countless. Giving someone a chance at a new healthy and happy life is honorable and commendable. On one side, donating is interpreted as “just giving a piece of lungs” to another person, but to the receiver it’s a miracle and a life-changing experience. Furthermore, organ donation is totally free of charge to the donor and if a person donates after death many areas offer free cremation.
The Benefits of Becoming an Organ Donor, and How to Do So In 2003, when Jason Ray turned eighteen and got his adult license, he took it upon himself to also register as an organ donor. Three years later, the red heart on Jason Ray’s drivers license caused the lives of sixty individuals, along with the lives of their families, to be improved and saved (Araton). Ray’s parents, Charlotte and Emmitt, created an organization in honor of their son to encourage others to become organ donors as well. As a result of their organization, the number of organ donors has increased by 50,000 individuals (Ray). According to the Cleveland Clinic, organ donation is “the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person and placing it into another.” While one can become a living donor, this paper will primarily focus on donating one's organs and tissues following death. Organs and tissues that can be donated include the liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, lungs, skin, bone marrow, and connective tissue, along with several others (“Organ Donation”). Organ donation presents the opportunity for individuals to gain a second take on life. To become an organ donor, one needs to have met the set qualifications and discussed the decision with family and close friends, as well as weighed the benefits and risks.