The Weaknesses Of The Australian Government Allowing Donors To Be Paid For Organs?

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The strengths of the Australian Government allowing donors to be paid for their organs is, it gives the donors an incentive to trade organs to people that need them, and in turn, the demand for organs will decrease along with the waiting list. Also, legal payment for donating organs will minimise (if not remove) the black-market trading for organs. This will then change the amount of low quality surgeries relating to black market organ removals and will also reduce the risk of donors contracting disease through the surgeries. As said in the film ‘Tales from the Organ Trade’ “if it was regulated nobody would be harmed. If it was regulated people could go to a hospital and be examined…” (Bienstock, 2013). Along with poorer countries, those that do not earn a lot of money will be able to make money through organs such as their kidney and this will help them and their families as it typically makes more many than they will earn in a year. The weaknesses of the Australian Government allowing donors to be paid for their organs is that it will turn the human body into a commodity. People would sell not only organs such as their kidney, but also eyes, testicles, bits of liver, anything that they do not need to survive. This may also extend to drug abusers and the poor, they would sell more than their body can handle in order to make some more money. The opportunities of the Australian Government allowing donors to be paid for their organs included, having enough organs to meet

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