Organ And Organ Of Organ Transplantation

2652 WordsAug 15, 201511 Pages
Recognized as one of the most gripping medical advances of the century, organ transplantation provides a way of giving the gift of life to patients with terminal failure of vital organs. Organ transplantation requires the participation of both fellow human beings and of society by donating organs from deceased or living individuals. The ever increasing rate of organ failure and the inadequate supply of organs have created a significant gap between organ supply and organ demand. This gap has resulted in extremely lengthy waiting times to receive an organ as well as an increased number of deaths among those waiting for an organ. These events have raised many ethical, moral and societal issues regarding supply, the methods of organ allocation and the use of living donors as volunteers including minors. It has also led to the practice of organ sale by entrepreneurs for financial gains in some parts the world through exploitation of the poor, for the benefit of the wealthy. This paper presents valuable information regarding organ transplantation while supporting the medical definition of the term “brain death” What is brain death? Physicians and other health care professional have often accepted that a person is deceased when his or her brain is dead. Although the widespread use of mechanical ventilators and other advanced critical care services have transformed the course of terminal neurologic disorders. Through the advancements in medicine and technology, vital signs
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