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EvanCook
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AbbagailDoris
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Organ/Fetal tissue donation

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Started: 4/10/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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EvanCook

Pro

Organ donation is used throughout the country to save lives and help science. Organ donation saves many lives everyday. One person can save up to eight people through donations. When people donate they can almost always give a person a second chance at life. If the donor is dead then the family of the donor feels that the donor did not die in vain.
AbbagailDoris

Con

Yes, organ transplants do save many lives but are they are ethical as they seem? Recipients may seem to be getting one more chance at life but, health problems may be in the future with the medicines involved.
According to web.md organ transplants can be damaged severely with the post-transplant medicine. High-cholesterol is already a possibility way to damage the organs, but with the combinations of medicine that are used to control the immune system it"s an even greater possibility to destroy the organs. Post-transplant medicine can also cause gouts which is originally caused by the build up of uric acid in the blood. Over all depression is a huge side effect of the surgery, people who have a transplanted organ have gone through plenty of nerve racking experiences to scar them mentally. Post-transplant medicine will add on to the overall depression and anxiety.
Debate Round No. 1
EvanCook

Pro

Religion is a factor in organ donation. According to Livestrong.com, most religions are actually against organ donation. Some religions have accepted and allowed organ donation now. With some religions now able to donate life, this allows more people to be saved every day.
AbbagailDoris

Con

Yes, some religions do support saving a life but do they know how and which ways a recipient is chosen? Is it by religion, race, age, or ethnic groups. If the recipient believes in a different faith then who's the organ go to? These are religious websites. Now, could the organ be donated by wealth? Is it illegal to sell organs, but there are still those who will find the loop poles with the law. There are websites who support this all like "'matchingdonors.com" but how accurate are these. When it comes to the Internet there are lies everywhere and holes in the stories.
Debate Round No. 2
EvanCook

Pro

According to Livestrong.com, a person can also donate their entire body to science. When people donate their bodies then they can save even more people. Another option is that bodies can be used to study by medical students. Surgeons can also use the bodies for practice. When a body is donated, they don"t remove the organs and/or tissues until the person is brain-dead.
AbbagailDoris

Con

Well, according to online.wsj.com yes, the person may be brain dead but are still on life support. Is it morally right to take take their organs while on life support? Life support is to live. To add on the number for transplant-related diseases are on a rise. People are growing seriously I'll after their transplants. At the university of Mississippi acdc found an amoeba which affected the person who received the donation. As demands for organs are on a rise so are bacterial infections, viruses, tuberculosis and cancers due to poor testing.
Debate Round No. 3
EvanCook

Pro

Evidence is increasing that the special properties of fetal tissue can contribute to the recent advances in the use of tissue transplants to treat Parkinson's disease and other nerve disorders. Most medical researchers believe it is only a matter of time before fetal tissue is routinely used. According to Nytimes.com
AbbagailDoris

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
EvanCook

Pro

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AbbagailDoris

Con

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