The medical teams recover the organs first, then recover any tissues that another patient could use. Opposing popular belief, an open-casket funeral is still possible after an organ donation takes place because the appearance of the donor is not altered. After the organ is removed from the donor it is cleansed of all the blood and placed in a cool, sterile solution. The organ is then examined to assure that it is permissible for the transplant. Finally, the organ is shipped to the hospital where the transplant procedure will take place. Many “local organ procurement organizations” send letters to the donor’s family to inform them of what organs were able to be used for transplants. Also, very general information is given to the family about the person who received the organs while still protecting the privacy of the recipient (“How Does the Donor Process
In this paper I will be using the normative theory of utilitarianism as the best defensible approach to increase organ donations. Utilitarianism is a theory that seeks to increase the greatest good for the greatest amount of people (Pense2007, 61). The utilitarian theory is the best approach because it maximizes
Donating an organ is the ultimate gift any person could give, simply because it saves the life of another. Giving the gift of life is far more important than the right to decide how to dispose of a body that a deceased person will no longer need. When a person is dead, and no longer needs the body, then in all reality a person whom is dying, and could easily be saved by an organ from the deceased person
3. An open-casket funeral isn’t an option for organ donors: The donor’s body is fully clothed, so no one can see the markings or scars of surgery for organ donation. For bone donors, a rod is inserted where the bone was removed, and for skin donors, the skin donation is taken from the person’s back, and since the deceased is clothed and on their back in the casket, the scar is not visible.
According to United Network for Organ Sharing (2010) organ donations and transplantation are the removal of organs and tissues from one person and placed into another person’s body. The need for organ transplantation usually occurs when the recipient organ has failed (UNOS, 2010). Organ donation can save the lives of many individuals who are on the waiting list for an organ donation. Becoming an organ donor can be a difficult decision. Many people have the false beliefs about being an organ donor. An example would be if organ donor is on their driver’s license and a person is in a life-threatening accident everything will not be done to save their life. There is an increase need for organ donors and unfortunately the need for organ
Danica Smith Final Paper Outline Organ Transplantation Due to the increase in medical technology over the years, medical advancements, such as organ transplants, have grown in commonality. This has increased the number of patient who needs such care. The problem with organ transplants arises from the debate on the ethical way to
Many people have the false assumption that organ donation is against their religion. Most religions actually support it. Organ donation is giving the gift of life to somebody else, and that is one of the best things you can do. Not only is it
The organ shortage: To market, or not to market? Organ transplantation is a term that most people are familiar with. When a person develops the need for a new organ either due to an accident or disease, they receive a transplant, right? No, that 's not always right. When a person needs a new organ, they usually face a long term struggle that they may never see the end of, at least while they are alive. The demand for transplant organs is a challenging problem that many people are working to solve. Countries all over the world face the organ shortage epidemic, and they all have different laws regarding what can be done to solve it. However, no country has been able to create a successful plan without causing moral and ethical dilemmas.
Main Point 1: Organ donation is such a simple and selfless action one takes to save the lives of others. Now much of what we will we discuss, also applies to living donation, but we will focus on deceased donation. The number of patients waiting for organs far exceeds the number of people who have registered to become organ donors. According to UNOS, every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the national transplant list. 20 people die everyday from the lack of available organs. Just one deceased person, can save up to 8 lives, 9 lives if you split the liver. Now if you donate tissues, you can improve the lives of up to 50 people! The need for organ donation is growing every minute. You can see why we need to register.
With people making important decisions about their body every day the subject of organ donation becomes increasingly important. For years, the topic has been the source of many controversial debates regarding its ethical and moral ideations. Organ donation should remain voluntary for several reasons: first and foremost it is still considered a donation. Next, patients and their families should have the right to say no to medical procedures. And, lastly, bodily autonomy should be respected by healthcare professionals. Many argue, however, that organ donation should be mandatory as to decrease not only the time spent on an organ donation list but also the risks of mortality while waiting for a new organ. Families often have the final say in
Many ethnic groups have the idea that they have been born with their organs, God has given them for a reason, they are for their use, and that they do not think that it is right to pass them to anyone else. Also, some Christians want to die whole, so there can be issues with the mutilation side of organ donation. In many religious groups, as well as people who have very
These include immediate family’s response, hospital care for donors, religious attributes, funeral arrangements post donation. Immediate family response to organ donation and should come as no shock to them, in the British Medical Journal article “Organ Donation” written by Paul J Frost, Stephen Leadbeatter and Matthew P Wise it states, “Donation may provide some comfort to grieving family and have a beneficial effect on the bereavement process.” Pg. 1097. Hospital care for donors is no different than that of a non-donor, in the article “Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you” the Mayo Clinic states “When you go to the hospital for treatment, doctors focus on saving your life — not somebody else's. You'll be seen by a doctor whose specialty most closely matches your particular condition.” par. 5. Religious attributes and organ donation do not seem to be an issue, and it is looked upon as a great generosity, Organdonor.gov states, “Most major religions in the United States support organ donation and consider donation as the final act of love and generosity toward others.” par 3. Another common misunderstanding is funeral arrangements for people who have donated organs Donatelife.net educates us by stating, “An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is treated with care and respect. Funeral arrangements
To give an idea, around 120 million people in the United States are registered donors (Organ Donation: The Process). There are nearly 319 million people in the United States (How Many of Me). Therefore, there are some that are not registered as well as some who oppose the idea. First, some religions are against organ donation. Although not as popular in the United States, many religions in other parts of the world have different opinions. For example, in Japan, “Shinto traditions say that the body, once dead, is impure; also, tradition says that defiling a corpse brings bad luck to the person who does it.” (Where Your Religion). As a result, organ donation cannot occur under these circumstances. Not only in religions, but there are many myths that prevent one from being an organ donor. The first myth is the idea that if you are an organ donor, the doctor’s wont make as big of an effort to save your life. In other words, this is the belief that a doctor will not try as hard to save your life in order to make a profit from transplantation. (Consumer Health) This is indeed a myth because it is a doctor’s job to save your life. Not only this, the doctor does not necessarily make the profit from a transplantation. Next, some believe they won’t really be dead when the organ transplantation occurs. This is a controversial topic but proved to be false
Secondly, low poverty and finical crisis in some places desperate parents and anxious teenage were selling their organs for cash, buy car or to visit a new country. since 2010 the approximate waiting time for an organ (kidney) donor was 10 years and by the time a patience receive his or her kidney or organ might past way; therefore all those who are desperate end up breaking the rules. Misuse of organ donation in under develop countries has build a doubt inside others and this leads to many