The Human Organ Market

1324 WordsMar 27, 20146 Pages
The Human Organ Market Over the past decade the number of patients in need of an organ transplant has increased dramatically. The shortage of organs each year increases the number of patients on the waiting list and has deprived many people from a new life. There are over 100,000 Americans on the waiting list and overage 19 people did each day from the lack of an organ transplant (Abouna 1). Between the years 1988 to 2006, the number patients in need for a transplant has increased times six (Abouna 2). Creating a potential organ market in the United States will offer an effective solution to the organ shortage crisis. It is important to understand that there are organs that a person can live without and does not have significant…show more content…
Why would they donate their healthy organs without compensation? Some people will like the idea of signing a paper stating that their healthy organs upon death can used for sales purposes and the money can be given to their dictated family members. The fact there is a reward for one’s organ is more appealing and many people will sign up without thinking too much. Many economists such as Gary Becker and Julio Jorge Elias believe that the monetary incentives will increase the supply of organs and thus improve the economy (Dubner 5). Unfortunately, the United States does not allow any form of price reward to organ donors. The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 which prohibits the sale of organs (Hippen 6). Apparently, the U.S supports dialysis treatments which in the long run will negatively affect the economy due to their high cost (Hippen 3). Voting to eliminate the Organ Transplant Act of 1984 is the first and most effective way of establishing a new organ market. Not only will it help the community financially speaking buy it will save so many lives. People should be educated about the organ market system that could potentially revolutionized the economy and most important, save lives. Moreover, the vendor system will also increase the number of organs form the healthiest individuals and reduce the possibility of mistakes in surgical procedures due to organ failure. Estrada 4 Professionals who are performing the organ transplant can have less
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