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selling of organs is okay

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Started: 5/7/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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krae_95

Con

If someone is in need of an organ for example a liver, it is okay to sell illegally over seas in order to help a person who is dying, rather than waiting on a waiting list. The donor could be forced or not. Also the donor could need the money just as much as the person needing the liver.
Badtothebone

Pro

I agree that selliing organs is okay
Debate Round No. 1
krae_95

Con

Selling organs is wrong because first off it is illegal, which means that people aren't being sanitary when they are taking out their organs, which could ultimately kill the person quicker in then end. those who can afford to buy their organs will get what they need " while the poor continue to suffer through the organ donor list was continually brought up. My thought is that if there were a tiered system with the current registry being the foundation, those that could afford and wanted to move to a tier where they could purchase an organ would simply provide an opportunity for someone of less means to receive an organ donation. Of course, there would have to be far more regulation to ensure the donation of organs was not hindered, perhaps requiring sellers be the individual the organ would be taken from and be of sound body.The Patient's Agony For the patient in dire need of an organ transplant, the wait is often long, painful, and almost likely fatal. Patients of kidney patients, for example, have to go through extremely painful dialysis, given that their kidneys are no longer capable of removing toxins from their blood. In most developed countries, the waiting list is long: An earth-shattering 2 million people in China; 50,000 in Latin America (of which 90% are renal patients). Given the ridiculously large numbers of people awaiting life-saving transplants, would the legalization of organ trade help ease off the numbers somewhat? The fact that a large portion of those on the waiting list would not live to have their much-needed transplants says it all: There is a huge demand for organs, and something must be done about it. Medical Issues As in all operations, organ transplants entail a certain level of risk for the donor.Kidney patients, for example, may die from complications resulting from the operation itself, although such a mortality rate is still considered low enough for certain sections of the poor to take that chance. There is always the possibility that the donor's health may be affected, especially with kidney transplants. Certain patients may suffer from fatigue and other debilitating symptoms associated with patients with only one functioning kidney.Religious Issues The idea that human parts can be traded for monetary benefits sounds like a horror fiction tale from the creep; indeed, given the sacredness of the human body, as expounded by religious leaders, such a trade would be deemed obscene, as if human parts are nothing but slabs of meat placed on the butcher's chopping board, to be bought by the highest bidder.Most, if not all, pious people would not agree with such a trade, no matter what the benefits can be reaped from such a debatable issue.The idea that an ailing rich man can somehow possess a poor man's organ may be the major reason why most nations ban the organ trade, as it leaves the door open for the rich to directly exploit the poor.The question would arise: Should a poor, ailing man be deprived the right to a transplant, simply because he or could not afford it?Should a healthy, poor man be made to suffer the indignities of poor health, long after he donates his organs?Who decides the prizes of organs, and how should they be sold? Should transplants then be based solely on the highest bidder?Placing social issues directly into the face of medical ones is a hard ball to play with, that we have no doubt. But unless new medical advances allow doctors to use substitute organs from other sources, such as that of animals, organ transplants remain the only pragmatic solution to a long-term medical problem.
Badtothebone

Pro

i dont get it, you said you were FOR selling organs. i said i was too then you go on saying you arent. Make up your mind.
Debate Round No. 2
krae_95

Con

krae_95 forfeited this round.
Badtothebone

Pro

Organ selling is okay basically because it helps doctors provide quicker transplants to save a life
Debate Round No. 3
krae_95

Con

krae_95 forfeited this round.
Badtothebone

Pro

you need to respond, you arent providing yourself with the evidence you need
Debate Round No. 4
krae_95

Con

krae_95 forfeited this round.
Badtothebone

Pro

Stop forfeiting rounds and actually respond to your own debate. Vote for me!
Debate Round No. 5
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