The Ethical And Medical Controversy

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The argument regarding the selling of organs on the black market has been an ethical and medical controversy for decades. The problems that exists ethically is to be believed that putting a price on a human organ is materialistic, people may go to extremes to donate a kidney, and the fear of the spread of infections or diseases. Although the fears are natural, mostly because people have always associated the black market with a negative connotation, the ethical fears out-weigh the idea that donating a kidney can save a person’s life (Taylor, 2006). To make an accurate assumption about organs on the black market, both the positives and negatives need to be evaluated, this paper analyzes both positions regarding the issue and proposes that…show more content…
Most people in the trial used the money to pay off debt or supply food for their family. Meaning selling the kidney benefitted the seller, receiver, and the country by reducing it’s national debt (Goyal et al., 2002). Another comparison made was other countries medical systems versus the United Kingdom, because the United Kingdom has a better medical system than Iran, the act of humanely extracting a patient’s kidney could easily be done without complications. One fear of legalizing organ transplant for money is the fear of desperateness would force people to do inhumane ways to get a kidney (Greasely, 2014). Comparing countries that it is legal and illegal, allows the reader to see how the benefits exceed the negatives. In the trial in India over 300 individuals donated, meaning 300 individuals received money, 300 individuals received a kidney, therefore 600 people benefitted from the legalization of kidneys for sale.
This is an important topic because the amount of people waiting for a kidney on the organ transplant list continues to grow, as the supply and demand for kidney’s is significantly inverse. The more people who need kidney’s, the more kidney’s needed to supply everyone. If selling organs were legal, patients could make appointments after several screenings of tests to donate a kidney for someone in need. This would benefit everyone
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