Organ Donation

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Get him into the O.R. stat! After applying yourself to be a recipient for a donation, you will be added to the waiting list for that organ. This can take months, if not years. Receiving an organ can be sudden whenever an organ match has been found for you. We should reevaluate organ donation due to someone’s personal religion, inability to benefit the poor, numerous hospital visits, and potential endangerment to their own well being. Therefore, in 2009, organ transplants became a demand everywhere so abruptly that countless nationalities began selling their organs in return for money (HRSA 1). Eighty-one percent of commercial living donors (CLDs) in Egypt spent their “Kidney money” within five months after their donation (Budiani-Saberi…show more content…
Krasnolutska also states that the Israeli-eastern European organ-trafficking rings extended their reach to the United States. In July 2009, the Justice Department charged Levy Rosenbaum, an Israeli in New York, with conspiracy of human organ trafficking. A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent caught Rosenbaum offering a kidney for $160,000 (Budiani-Saberi 37). Laws designed to prevent trafficking are currently unsuccessful. While prosecutors in places such as Israel, Brazil, Kosovo and Ukraine have successfully eliminated some of the organ-trading gangs, they’re still fighting powerful economic forces. “As long as there’s a worldwide shortage of legal donors for life-saving transplants, the exploitation of the poor will only grow. Unless governments around the world enforce existing laws on prohibiting procedures, the traffickers will continue to cultivate a growing legion of impoverished organ sellers who end up with an immense wad of cash,” says Glovin (Budiani-Saberi 39-40). As a result, suspicions of organ trades between Hong Kong and China in 1989 caused the Tiananmen Square massacre arose. The Amnesty International noted an increase in China’s submissions for the death penalty, and reported on the use of executed prisoners’ organs without their consent. Dr. Ronald D. Guttman, a McGill University professor, showed that after 1989, about ninety percent of China’s transplants came from executed prisoners. Along with Ronald Guttman was Forsythe stating that

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