Trafficking Organs Case

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Every day, an average of 79 people receive an organ transplant. However, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the deficiency of donated organs. Paying organ donors is prohibited by the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984, which has led desperate people on the transplant waiting list to turn to the black market in order to purchase their needed organ. We should be able to create a legal market for the purchase and sale of human organs. A legal market would not only increase the number of donated organs and save countless lives, but would also reduce crime and violence associated with the black market.
Many people are in need of immediate organs and they don’t have enough time to wait years to receive an organ, so they turn to the black market. There has been multiple occasions where people have been kidnapped or murdered for their organs due to the black market. Trafficking organs is a crime that occur when people want to sell organs to receive money. This occurs in three different ways: traffickers force or deceive the donors to give up an organ, the victims agree
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People wouldn’t have to use the black market with the unsafe practices within it. A legal market would provide appropriate procedures of transplantation of the organ and ensure safety to both seller and recipient. A recipient who receives an organ from the black market may experience health problems because it doesn’t meet the quality standards that the recipient needs. Donors may also purposely give recipients health risk if they don’t give the right medical information about their health so that they could be the potential candidate for donation. The legal market would make sure both the seller and recipient are the right match and gets a better after care. After getting an organ transplant, the body might rejects it even if it is a healthy
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