COMMERCIALIZATION OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Imagine that you are a member of an ethics committee listening to arguments for and against altering the way in which human organs are obtained for patients in need of transplants. A new policy to allow the sale of organs by consenting individuals to patients in need and to medical institutions has been proposed. Critics argue that permitting organs to be bought and sold is unethical. You have been asked to review the arguments for and against the commercialization of organ transplants and to construct a report with your suggested plan of action. Use the Internet or Strayer databases to search for arguments for and against the commercialization of organ transplants, and then apply the principles learned in Weeks 1-3 to formulate your report. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: Briefly summarize the arguments for and against the commercialization of transplants that you found in your research. Formulate your position on the debate of whether or not the sale of organs

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COMMERCIALIZATION OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTSArguments in favor of organ commercializationCommercialization of human organs from consenting adults will lead to an increase in the supply of organs needed for transplants (Kanniyakonil, 2005). The major challenge in hospitals is the lack of organs needed for transplantation to the increasing number of patients. Currently, organs are only accepted from victims of altruism suicide and this does not cover the medical needs throughout the world. Thus, by commercializing organs for transplants, the number of organ will increase and it will be for a good cause of saving human lives.Another reason is that in some cases, family members are compelled to donate organs for their loved ones even if they are not willing to donate. In paid donations, the donors are not compelled to donate their organs and so their consent is free. Some people requiring or

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