Legalize the Sale of Human Organs

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Legalize the Sale of Human Organs

Compensation for the donation of human organs should be legalized for medical use. Medical surgeons everywhere are calling the government to have them legalize the sale of organs for transplants; allowing people to sell their organs would help people by meeting their financial expenses, solve the lack of supply, save many lives, and get control of the black market. Compensation for donating bone marrow is legalized, so why not organs? There has been a huge problem in the United States with the lack of organ sales. The waiting list in the United States for all organs was 113,143, with 91,015 waiting for kidneys (Schulman, Miriam.). There are many people’s lives at stake before they can find a suitable
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This medicine also has really bad side effects such as aches, nausea, bone pain, and extreme fatigue. These effects last up to two days or more. For the donation you will get a catheter in either your vein in your arm or neck. To recover from this can take up to two weeks or more, while the recovering time after you donate an organ is usually a minimum of six days. Both of these donations are no riskier than many routine operations, where no questions are ever raised. The donation of bone marrow is just as risky and time consuming as donating an organ, so it should be legal as well. The people waiting for kidneys aren’t dying because of kidney failure; they’re dying because of our failure (Perry, Mark J.). People shouldn’t have to ask just their family or friends to donate them one of their organs, or die waiting until they can get one. Donating an organ can help the people that are in need, but that isn’t enough. The only way to really change the outcome and end all of the waiting lists is to make a legal market for organs, and end the ban on compensation. The human body must think if it’s really worth hundreds of people dying each year from an organ that many of people would have love to safely donate with

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