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Organ Donation Vs. No Pay For Organ Donors

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When faced with the argument of paying organ donors versus no pay for organ donors, the tension between both parties could be cut with a knife. Meanwhile, there’s thousands of patients on the organ waiting list to date, some being fortunate while others aren’t. In other words, these patients are dying because their life is depending on people that aren’t willing to donate. There are many who agree that paying an organ donor doesn’t have to belittle the virtue of one’s beliefs, but instead a chance to save thousands. To begin with, the number of people on the waiting list for a transplant is substantially growing every year and volunteers to donate are decreasing by the second. The dire need of organ donors is shown: In the U.S., for instance, more than 98,000 people are waiting for kidney’s, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, or OPTN. Last Year, more 4,500 people in the U.S died waiting for kidneys. Meanwhile, the number of kidney donor has fallen steadily for the past several years, to 13,040 in 2012, despite growing need. (Aleccia 1) These numbers are alarming especially since this is only the need for kidney’s, imagine the thousands of others who need a liver, lung and etc. The waiting list used to bring hope to those in need but now it’s only keeping count of who might pass next. Keeping that in mind, researchers have come up with the idea of possibly paying those who donated their organs for the well-being of others. However, there was a
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