Human organs should be able to be sold because it would be easier for people looking for donors to get whatever organ they need - as long as the person has given permission for their organ to be sold (in a place like a butcher shop for example). If you think about it, it's the same as going to a sperm bank to have a baby. It's also the same as when you give blood without knowing where it ends up. This is a good way of saving people from dying because they can't get organ transplants. If it's done properly it would be a success.
An organ obtained in a regulated fashion should be marketable. Donor waiting times are not efficient, and patients want the choice to live as opposed to not. A market while expensive is optional, for a patient in a dire strait. The economics can work, and if regulated, can avoid unnecessary liver killings.
The practice of selling human organs is sketchy and teeters on the edge of ethics. I believe human organs are helpful and when donated through an act of charity, using them is acceptable. However I don't believe in turning human organs into a commodity to be sold on the free market as though they were food items. Doing so is unethical and could lead to further abuses of the organ market.
This is a delicate subject, but the sad facts are that most people are unwilling to just donate an organ out of the goodness of their heart. If paying potential donors is an incentive to generate more donors, then why not? Even though it may be distasteful, if it gets the job done, then lets go for it.
If I'm willing to give up my left kidney if I can realize a profit from it, but I won't give it up if I can't, then why shouldn't I be able to sell it? If I do, I make probably a reasonable profit, which is what I want, and someone gets a kidney, which is what they want. Everybody wins.
I do not believe that human organs should be sold on the market like a slab of meat. Legalizing the sale of organs would put a price on people's lives in two different ways. For one, it would encourage illegal organ harvesting by giving people a more accessible market for their stolen organs. Two, it would privatize organ donations and prevent terminally ill people from getting organs based on need, giving unfair preferential treatment to those that can afford to buy outside the system.
This could cause all kinds of issues from theft to murder. There would definitely be inequality of access, and wealth would have the power to determine life or death. People who take advantage, or buy organs frivolously, would be responsible for a less wealthy person's death. It would be immoral.
Human organ harvesting is very dangerous and illegal. To sell human organs is unethical because it opens up a market for people to be hurt or killed for their organs, something that already happens today. The prices that organs could bring in would create an unethical market that would hinder the organ donor programs that do not rely on money to work.
Sadly, there are people out there that will do almost anything for money. Although allowing people to sell human organs would create a larger availability of organs, there just would be too many people who would take advantage of this. They would either try to sell their own, without taking to heart the true consequences. Worse yet, there would also be others who would turn to stealing organs to sell.
There is already a larger demand for free human organs through the donor program than there is people getting hurt or dying. If there is a price tag put on human organs the rate of illegal harvesting of organs will only go up as there is more of a profit in it.
No, I disagree that human organs should be sold on the market like a slab of meat, because it is a disgusting concept that makes humans seem both reckless and careless, when it comes to others. Selling a human's organs like a piece of meat makes it seem like fellow humans have no cares or concerns about their fellow man. It seems greedy, gross and not what a respectful human being should be participating in. Donating organs is a wonderful thing, because it saves lives and it is free, just and good thing to do. Selling them, however, seems mean, heartless and, overall, just wrong. No one should profit from a person's organs, because it is a sleazy way to make money.
I will grant you that the market for human organs would be outrageously profitable. The demand already greatly outweighs the supply of useful organs. However, we are a civil nation that allows every individual the equal right to health care with or without the ability to pay. If human organs were to be sold on the market like a slab of meat the only ones who would be able to receive them would be the rich. There would no longer be equality in the right to medical care. Another possibility, if you could sell human organs on the open market, would be murder for organs. There is always the individual out there who wants to get rich quick off the sweat of others. There is no doubt in my mind that there would be some people who would murder just to make a quick dollar of somebody's organs.
I do not think human organs should be sold on the market. If this happened, I feel like people would be killing other people for their organs to sell. It would also be hard for those less fortunate to get an organ they need, because those with more money would be able to afford them, while others would not.
There are already many issues with the current health care system in the United States, as well as many other countries. If organs were sold on the market, only those who could afford such organs would be able to have transplants and required surgeries. Those who could not afford them would have to suffer and possibly die, rather than have a fair chance at life.
There are a couple reasons why I believe human organs should not be sold. The first reason is that people who are not as affluent as others would not have the possible resources to purchase an organ for themselves or a loved one if they were in need. But the main reason is because I think this could lead to people killing others in order to harvest their organs and sell them to get money.
No. Human organs should not be sold like meat at Wal-Mart. Human organs are in high demand and people are often being killed and kidnapped to get these precious organs. Selling human organs is dehumanizing. It is not like the ordinary meat, we consume. It has a much bigger value and a meaning. It is the source and hope for a life. Donors can donate their organs to hospitals or organ banks instead of selling in stores.
The wording here is unfortunate because it denigrates human being and human life. That said, the ethical problems are myriad. Presumably, demand for quality, uncontaminated, appropriately matched organs for transplant, and possibly for other purposes, would be high. This leads to an incentive to end one's own life or others. This incentive supports suicides and homicides, but it also supports more subtle misuses of human life, too. It is noteworthy that Kant taught that human beings should always be seen as ends in themselves, not as means toward ends.
Even though you make money off of it still doesn't seem right you should find a much easier way to do with your organs then sell it. Humans should know better to do with their body and their body parts not the world it's not their decision to make it's the person that is doing it and that is final!
If organs are allowed to be sold in a market place this opens up a lot of problems for society. There would be more murders so that the merchants of organs could fill their stock and as a result make more profit. People are money hungry and most will do anything to make money no matter what it involves.
disgusting. people wont even give up their organs to save anothers life, they could be on their deathbed and you have what they need, but you say, no, not unless you pay me a large amount of money and im greeding and apparently too good to share, like a small rotten spoiled child.