Organ Transplantation



Transplanttourism is the act of purchasing and selling of organs as well as theelements associated with its commercialization. As portrayed by manyscholars, it is a creeping norm that has its merits and demerits inplenty. I tend to agree with most of the research that deem it acheaper mode of attaining organs. However, transplant tourists areprone to poor care, post transplant infections among other norms thatmake it a dangerous act. In some aspects, the donors’ organs may beunhealthy hence not useful to the transplant bodies. With the everincreasing demand for organs, black markets have also increased. Thishas also given rise to unwilling donation of organs. Though no ruleshave been set to regulate organ transplants, I tend to think more hasto be done on the same so that no one is forcefully made to donate anorgan [ CITATION Wil10 l 1033 ].


Itend to agree with the notions within this statement. For instance,introduction of stringent rules to curb illegal transplantation oforgans is a viable thing. However, it should not be up to the UnitedStates to set up rules for other countries. Instead, the U.S shouldjust support other countries implement stringent rules to reduceillegal transplants. Additionally, they should show financial supportamong other means that curb unhealthy organ transplant. Screeningshould also be of high level and many aspects the origin of the organshould be known. According to my own assumptions, stringent rulesthat tend to trace the origin of organs can go a long way intopreventing black markets of the same. They help ensure organs are notdefective, stolen among others hence lessen the number of individualsdying from dreadful organs [ CITATION Placeholder1 l 1033 ].


Theapproach by Muston is quite viable and safer by far. It is vital toascertain the deeds that necessitate organ transplant. Behaviors suchas unhealthy eating habits, excessive drinking, smoking as well aslack of exercise are some of the deeds that lead to affect theorgans. The major transplant organs include the kidney, liver, heartand lungs. I concur with sentiments suggesting that, more emphasisshould be accorded to healthy leaving to avoid stress on theseorgans. In that respect, organs transplantation should be done inaccordance to need. For example, an individual who has taken muchcare of his/her organ should be given first priority. It is alsovital to factor in seniority when performing organ transplants.Additionally, it is of essence to donate organs to as manyindividuals as possible rather than just one [ CITATION 15Oc l 1033 ].


Viewingthe body as a commodity is a rather tricky aspect and can lead toethical challenges. As it is well known, when the demand is high,supply is also bound to rise. The organ demand to organ supply ratioshows a wide disparity i.e. the supply does not meet the demand. Inthat respect, illegal means of acquiring the same have been on therise. In many aspects, viewing the body as a commodity seems to beuncouth. Some nations do not support the habit of selling organs,since other people view it as a means of making money. Some countriessuch as Iran tend to restrict organ transplant by regulating prices.I tend to believe the body is sacred and should not be misused.Donation of organs should hence be done with the purpose of helpingsomeone in need and not as a means of getting money [ CITATION Jef98 l 1033 ].


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