Organ Sales Will Save Lives

1598 Words Nov 9th, 2015 7 Pages
There are a lot of people in this world that are going through organ failure. The National Kidney Foundation even found, “Every fourteen minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list”. Statistically speaking, that is a great deal of people in need of a vital organ. The author Joanna MacKay talks about the need for organ donations in her article “Organ Sales Will Save Lives”. MacKay disputes her case briefly when stating her thesis in the first paragraph. She gives the audience her opinion on how the selling of organs should be built to become legal. Throughout the text she touches on the black market selling of kidneys. She also incorporates how other third world countries have allowed this practice of organ sales. The article includes her insight on what would happen if organ sales would be legalized and how it would be regulated. MacKay presents her first fact to grasp the audience’s attention. She conveys that most are dying to sell their kidneys. The quote sparked a curiosity in me and I started to search for the statistics. World Organization experts have revealed, “10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually, or more than one an hour”. People are truly selling organs by the hour. They are not dying to sell them, but one can assume healthy organs are in a high demand. This is an excellent way to grab the audience’s attention, but she provides no backup to further prove people are truly yearning to sell their…
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