The Problem Of Organ Failure

1712 Words Mar 13th, 2016 7 Pages
Unfortunately, there are more ill individuals in the world than there are donated organs to give them a second chance at life. Human nature is to live and enjoy life; unfortunately, the failure of an organ can have catastrophic effects that lead to death. Organ failure can strike anyone, regardless of where that person may be located on a map and at any point throughout history. Its’ effects are prevalent in today’s society, more so than it has ever been before as humanity is struggling against the ongoing effects with greater numbers now. Due to the lack of available organs to replaced damaged or diseased ones, people turn towards unethical means of obtaining organs and desperately search for unorthodox solutions. There is no other option for these people, other than to slowly wait for an organ that may never arrive. The lack of transplantable organs has directly caused the effects of the development of the organ-based black market, worsening physical conditions for people, and a desperate rush towards finding a solution to this ever-growing crisis. The issue of organ failure has always been prevalent throughout the timespan of humanity. This concept used to be an accepted fact as people knew that death was likely looming and there was nothing to be done about it. In the year 1984, the United States (US) had given hope to citizens and passed the National Organ Transplant Act while banning organ sales (“Organ Transplants: A Brief History,” 2012). This act was a small step…
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