The Price is Right Essay examples

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In the world of medicine there has been many new discoveries and innovations. Yet, it seems like the government is focusing on the wrong problems. One major problem deals with organ donations, and there is always a recurring question; should the family of the donor be compensated? Each patient unfortunately becomes an insignificant statistic joining the lines of hopeless patients who wait in line on the organ transplant list. The scarcity of transplant organs in the United States is accredited to many reasons: the unwillingness of families to approve donation after the donors death, even if the patient has wished to do so; religious objections; disinclination of medical personnel to approach families after the death; and the crookedness of…show more content…
306) “…the National Organ Transplant Act (Public Law 98-507, amended by Public Laws NO. 100-607 and 101-616), passed in 1984, made it illegal to buy and sell organs…. Congress passed this law because it was concerned that traffic in organs might lead to inequitable access to donor organs with the wealthy having an unfair advantage. (Even with the ban, the wealthy have an advantage in being able to pay for the transplant and the necessary post-transplant supportive services, and thus are more likely to be accepted for a waiting list.)” (p. 307 and Gill, p. 308). The question remains, should we get compensated for a good deed, or does that contradict the whole reasoning. Yet, the doctors get paid by the families of those who need the organs, is this wrong too? Maybe everyone should get thier fair share. Maybe the hospitals should pay the donors family, have the patient pay the hospital for the needed organ. This could help pay for funeral costs, hospital costs, and much more. The patients needing the organs pay a bundle to prolong a love ones life, so why not give back to the family of who made it possible? A number of surveys have suggested that offering financial incentives for organ donation could increase the number of organ donors; Finding out those who were surveyed said they were in fact more likely to donate their organs with financial incentives. Patients awaiting their needed organ may
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