Essay on Organ Donation

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take a look at the current process of procuring organs for transplantation. It will also explore technology on the horizon and alternates to donation. The waiting list for transplant surgery far exceeds the current supply. Black Market organ trade in this, as well in foreign countries is alive and well. Donation is not able to keep up with demand. We have to take measures to ensure those in the most need are taken care of. We already allow people to sell eggs, sperm and blood why not other organs? I will attempt to show you that compensation for organs could reduce the time on the donor waiting list, lower crime rate by eliminating the need for a black market, and in general improve the quality of life for thousands of ill people. In the…show more content…
There is support from most religious groups on donation. Very few if any actually are against it. According to OrganDonor.gov, Jehovah’s Witnesses require the organ be drained of blood before transplantation (Religious views on donation). Others view donation as the ultimate gift of live. Yet other groups choose to take no stand on donation. Religion alone should not be a factor in the decision on whether or not to donate. Donation is a choice. There are many ways that you can donate. A variety of tissues, organs, stem cells, and blood products can be donated. Organs include, heart, lung kidney, pancreas, and part of the intestine. Tissue donation includes bones, veins, ligaments, heart valves and skin. The most common donation is of whole blood and plasma. Great care is taken in the harvesting of organs, and when approaching the families about donation. Hospital staff gets to know as much about the patient and family before organ donation is approached. Hospital staff discusses in great detail the pros and cons to donation with potential donors and their families. This ensures that everyone involved understands the process. In terminal cases the staff may ask the family to tell them what their concept of death is. This is to ensure they fully understand what constitutes death before they make the decision to donate. The

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