‘Aye’ Or ‘Nay’ For Organ Trading?

Posted on July 23, 2008. Filed under: Health | Tags: , |

In many countries, it is outlawed but this issue will not go away because the demand for organ transplants is more than the supply and many of those needing to replace their diseased organs have to wait for a very long time and in certain cases, they may be too late .

Many people may have signed a donation pledge of their organs when they die or die prematurely. We do not have a use of those organs when we are brain dead or in a vegetative state. There are certain people whose religious beliefs forbids them from donating their organs.

The bulk of the donated organs will come from this group of people and which is why the demand is more than the supply. Some of those patients may go to another country to perform the operations because they cannot wait and suffer for years without any signs of getting an organ .

Though it is against the law to trade one’s organs, yet the demand for them has send this business underground or fetching a very high price in the black market.In such a circumstance, it is not the donor that is making the money but the middle men who get the most from this trade. The donors are exploited .

The selling of human organs maybe frowned upon as no one in the right frame of mind would sell their organs to survive or get rich.In some circumstances, the poor see it as a way out of their poverty. Most of those in need of new organs get them from relatives or friends and less from strangers. To expect total strangers to donate their organs are rare unless it is a high profile case in the country.

If the law were to legalize organ trading,only the rich would be able to afford those organs as they can afford to pay the higher price. The ordinary and poorer folks will be the loser and will have to be put on the long waiting list .

It may be unethical but the law should not forbid the individual from obtaining any financial benefits which accrued from his organ donations. The best system would be to allow both the methods to exist side by side.

If you want to sell your organs willingly , that is your sole decision . I am donating all mine should I have no need of them anymore. If those who have my organs and want to contribute to my children’s welfare, I would be most happy.


Reference and thanks;-

http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,171383,00.html?

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2 Responses to “‘Aye’ Or ‘Nay’ For Organ Trading?”

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Interesting, but

“If the law were to legalize organ trading,only the rich would be able to afford those organs as they can afford to pay the higher price. The ordinary and poorer folks will be the loser and will have to be put on the long waiting list .”

may not be entirely true. Legalising organ trading would mean the government would be able to exert controls on how high or low prices should be. Measures could be enforced to prevent abuse.

Laura1318; Thanks for your post. The government may introduce legislations but implementing it will be difficult as things can be done under the counter, meaning pay an official price and then an unofficial price to circumvent those legislations or loopholes in the laws.

Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Chris Moran

Laura1318: Thanks for your compliments and for visiting this blog.


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