I agree, though with some reservations. It would need to be heavily regulated to ensure the health of both the donor and the receiver. Also the liver grows back fairly quickly and leaves nothing but a scar. There are of course valid and important arguments on both sides of the fence.
I have been on the list for 3 years now doing everything I can to et a kidney and still I wait on dialysis. Those who don't know what its like to go through dialysis feel like it may not be a big deal but it causes me to miss out on my family. I would love for someone to want to donate their kidney for me but reality is they wont. We are a money driven society and if money is what it takes for me to get a kidney that is what I would do. This doesn't mean paying out of pocket because I don't have the money to do so but the government is already paying for dialysis costing around 30,000 a month. They could just as easily pay someone for a kidney for just one month of dialysis.
Even though crime rates would rise they would also fall shortly after because the decline in demand for organs. Legalizing organ sales would also decrease the waiting times for organs so a lot of peoples lives would be saved
Yes, only if the body is born with a pair of it eg. kidneys which are both healthy and you can spare one without affecting your own health. Government must regulate this and determine the fair compensation for the donor. People have different reasons to give consent, one of which is financial consideration for the poor...
I think I should be allowed to donate my organs. If they want an organ and I want the money, I see no harm in it. It's my body and I should be able to decide what to do with the parts. It's not illegal to kill yourself so why should it be illegal to give a organ to somebody who needs it? Plus, let's face it, we ALL know that killing yourself is a lot more damaging to your health than giving an organ.
They are my organs and no one can tell me what to do with them. I would sell my organs for money definitely.
Crime would go down. Al Capone made a fortune because alcohol was ILLEGAL. Illegal harvesting is a problem because there is not a regulated market. There is a black market for every illegal good.
Morality. Everyone is their own judge. The gov't is not the moral police, and you arent mine.
There are many people who aren't diseased drug abusers who are willing to sell their organs. Maybe the people have two of something and they think they can do it, or maybe they want to perform a needed service. Maybe that person is suicidal and they want to do something good before they go. Whatever the reason, there should be nothing stopping them from doing whatever they want with their own body.
I think it should be legal to sell organs. If a human wants to donate their organs and help save another person's life why should that be illegal? It is completely voluntary so it's not as if the government would force you to donate organs. I just don't understand why it would be illegal to help save lives.
I have a right to my own body I should be able to do with it as I please! There are men women and children in this country who are dying because they're in need of a donor, let us help them before its too late, we care so should you!
If you knew that you were going to die without a lung, would you really be worried about somebody that was killed so that you could have a lung. If you said no then I hate to say it but you're probably ignorant. You wouldnt be worried about where your lung came from because honest to God, you'd just be happy to be alive!
I have evidence in my medical records of attempted murder via an "airway obstruction," then when that didn't result in brain death, I was egregiously miss-medicated. The internist who did this to me, and I would imagine many others who were not as fortunate as I, was V R Kuchipudi. Please read a little about this unethical doctor:
Apparently this happened to me because the ethics of the medical community has sunk so low that doctors are now working to kill any organ donor who has suffered from malpractice, including something as minor as a "bad fix" on a broken bone and a "Foul up" with subsequent drugs.
Taking away the doctor's and hospital's profit motive to kill patients is mandatory. The hospital where this happened thinks killing organ donors for profit is "appropriate." Killing patients for profit is not "appropriate," but no doubt quite profitable.
As much as I would want to cling to life or my childrens lives, if their organs, or my own could increase the length or quality of someones life then why would I not want to participate in organ donation? After all, if myself or my girls needed them, I would hope and pray that we could get the help we would gladly give to others.
An average of 18 people die a day on the waiting list for transplants. Something must be done. The current system is not working; too many people are dying. The only way to close that gap is to motivate living donors (who may be in a financial situation) to donate and save a life while doing it.
If I want to sell my organs, so be it. Perhaps my family is in an extreme financial situation. So long as I'm not harming another person, why shouldn't it be legal? In fact, I'm helping another human being. The government shouldn't tell me what I can and cannot sell if it is mine; my organs are mine.
I really do believe that if someone is risking their life to save someone elses, they should get compensation for it. Ultimately, if someone receives an organ, they will be grateful whether they paid for it or not. The cost of an organ is miniscule compared to their life, which is priceless.
I think history has given us enough proof that legalizing harmless stuff drives prices and related crimes down. Rich people can already make donations to get bumped up on the list. Poor people need the money. I’m sure there would be programs to help the poor afford the organs they need. I mean, every argument the right side of this debate is making are easily dismissed.
If welfare is determined to be detrimental to the economy, then why shouldn't organ or blood donation. If the free market is considered best for bringing health care cost down, then organ and blood donations, without compensation, should be prohibited. I don't necessarily believe that it is the right thing to do, but one cannot have a 'free market' if organ or blood are freely received by those who need it.
Selling organs should be legal, but only with the consent of the donor. To avoid a scenario where people harvest organs by illegal means, only a licensed surgeon in a hospital should be able to remove organs. A lot more people would give their organs if they got compensation for it.
Hospitals are always low on organ donations and would pay big bucks for donations from people both living or deceased. The deceased donors of course would have profits delivered to the family
Saves lives, I don't see any good reason against it...
but sure why not. If someone gives consent to this kind of a thing, then I guess so.
All of the opinions on the right side of the page are backed by selfish reasoning. I see no reason why organ sales should not be legal; it not only helps those who are receiving the organ, but the donor also receives the often much-needed compensation in return. Based on the principle of autonomy, I believe that the government has no right to tell people that they are not allowed to donate their organs-- if it can save people's lives, why shouldn't organ selling be legal no matter what?
There are several seriously ill individuals in need of life-saving organ transplants, but the wait list is so long, that human organ sales should be decriminalized. This has the potential to allow patients to look for organs of a similar match, potentially saving their lives in a much shorter amount of time.
It should be legailized that they sell human organs because many are in need. Some elderly are getting sick have have a few of their family left. Some people are willing to be a organ donor.
If an adult wants to sell their organs, then it is a personal decision, and the government should not be involved in any way at all. This would make those needing organ transplants wait so much shorter. As long as the selling adult is healthy and can live without the organ, why shouldn't they be able to sell it and save someone else? I think the person who was buying the organ would agree it was worth the cost.
Lets face it, if anything is illegal then guess what, people will still do it at any other costs. Many of us become desperate especially when we need organs to save a loved one. So instead of going about it the wrong way and someone was willing to sell a kidney why not. Hopefully it will stop predators from killing innocent people just for organs.
The sale of human organs should be legalized not only because it increases the speed of organ donations in a way it also will improve our economy in jobs, money, and it will also save many lives. thousands of people are on the waiting list for organ dontaions of free will and thousands more will be put on it.... 100's die each day because of people who dont support this.... is that the right thing to do... ask yourselves... "Should i help myself or help others when i can survive without a few things".
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Yes, the sale of human organs should be legal because it helps the people who need an organ and also compensates the person who gives one up. It would alleviate the waiting period for people waiting for organs and save lives.
I believe that the good associated with people being able to donate organs for money and the lives that this will save far outweighs the downside of people stealing organs for sale. We can live with many organs or partial organs and the ability to sell organs would make many more available for those that need them. I could see an option to make certain organs (hearts) not part of this program.
I think a person should have control of their own body. If they wish to sell organs, who should stop them? What right do I have to tell a person what they can or cannot do with their own body. I personally have a moral issue with the sale of organs, but I don't feel it should be illegal.
Many countries have taken the stance that the sale of human organs will facilitate more organs being available. The United States is actually behind the curve when it comes to this idea. Iran even provides incentives for organ donation that we don't. It doesn't have to be a cash sale, it could be tax incentive, or even being put at the top of the list to receive an organ if the person has been on the organ donation list for a certain period of time.
There is already a black market for illegally harvested organs. Making it legal is not going to create more the actual value of the organs will be less compared to the price off black market organs. There cannot be a black market when it is legal. Medical insurance would help buy the organs. Not everyone has medical insurance today. So the poor are already doing with out simple health care. If a poor person could not afford to buy then they could sell or one of there family members would be able to sell their organs to pay for it. You would be able to sell your organs to medical businesses while you were still alive. Just like organ donating is know accept you can get some cash to pay for your possible medical bills or to just fatten your wallet. The economy would be better.
If I am strapped for cash and I decide to sell a priceless family heirloom, that would be no different than selling my own kidney. Both are very valuable and dear to me but MY PERSONAL PROPERTY. Although I would probably be more likely to sell the kidney, since I have one to spare.
Anybody should be able to sell his own organs or body parts, total freedom to decide what to do and when. Out of free will and in the best interest of the person that wants to sell his own organs, even if it means the death of that person. Specially when that persons decides to sacrifice his life for a better future for his children and / or family
Lets look at this logically
Legalizing a market places a cost on organs:
Currently, organs are free, and everyone wants one.
The 60 year old man with kidney failure must make a choice, does he go on dialysis, or does he get a kidney transplant. He has to make a choice about what is best for him and his family. Many will find cheaper alternatives to organs.
-- This leads to a drop in the demand for organs
Currently organs are free, and there is little urge to provide them, or keep them healthy.:
The 30 year old man does not want his body cut up, and doesn't want it parted out. But when he learns that he can sell his organs at death, providing much needed money to his wife and kids, he reconsiders.
"if I die early, this could help provide for my family. If I stop smoking, my lungs will fetch more on the market. Perhaps i should try to quit smoking if only for my daughters sake. Hearts are expensive, if i eat a little better and take care of myself that could mean an extra 5k for my family"
-- this leads to an increase in supply of available organs
-- this leads to a slight overall increase of the national health
Supply increases, demand decreases:
Because of a decrease in demand, and an increase in supply prices will drop Dramatically from current black market highs.
--more people can afford organs (lower price)
--less incentive to steal organs (lower price)
Decrease in demand to steal organs:
Because the incentive to steal organs has decreased, and the disincentives (punishment) has not changed, the overall number of organ thefts will decrease.
--less crime and murder for organs
The legalization of organ sales will decrease crime, increase the number of organs for sale, and increase the general health of the nation.
First of all, if someone wanted to sell part of their body then they should have the choice. Also it would be safer and better for the seller and the client if it were done legally. It would help many people live happy and full lives. And if there was a certain amount of money needed to be given to the seller and compensation, then what would the problem be. It seems that the wait time for a kidney is years. And wouldn't you want these people to be able to be healthily and happy than live years attached to dialysis.
If myself or a loved one was terminally ill and needed a transplant, but was unable to find a match I would do anything to save their life. There are ways to have the government regulate the sale and decide what is an appropriate compensation for the organ. The government already spends incredible amounts of money to keep people alive on dialysis so they can easily afford to pay the purchase a kidney. In the long run, it will mostly save the government and tax payers money as well.
Organs for sale gives those who can't afford a transplant a second chance for life. It's my body and it's going to a good cause. Donating my organ to someone who needs it is all that matters. It only takes one donation to save multiple lives. If my organs are healthy enough for someone than so be it. I'll donate it.
If you want to sell an organ you should be able to as long as it's your organ! You would be helping someone else out and you would be making a little money on the side. So I say why not! Only way I would say no is if you tried to sell someone Else's organ. For example, if people killed people and tried to sell the victims organs. You should only be able to sell what's yours.
The sad truth is that in today's society most people won't do something from which they can't profit. In this case it's donating organs which there is a shortage of because people won't profit from it. If it were to be legal however more people would be motivated to give their organs in exchange for money and sure it's better if people donate but most won't. Therefore I think it should be legal, I would rather live in a world where people's lives are saved even if it costs them money than in our current world where lives are taken because we refuse to pay to save lives. I think what people should focus on is on saving the most possible lives even if the majority of them belong to the rich. Are we just going to deny them an opportunity to live because we don't want to be unfair to the poor? Many of those who are rich were once poor too. I think what people seem to forget is that we are all human and deserving of life itself even if it comes at a price.
If it is a healthy organ and the person or persons that have the organ can live a good life with just one. This should be legalized so that e process would be completed in an sterile environment, by competent surgeons. And it also should be covered by insurance. As to e legality of it why, if it is legal to donate an organ and they pay for the surgery, or doctors decide to remove a body part while you are under anesthesia, under the rouse that it was decided, a decision they make without your input, to be life threatening to there knowledge and you don't even get a decision for a second opinion, virginity is given away and sometimes sold and that is legal in Las Vegas, or they remove one of your big toes to replace your thumb. If you donate hair they make it into the most expensive wigs around and you didn't get a dime, this one I have personally done I donated 16 inches of my hair just to find out it was auctioned off to the highest bidder and given as a monetary donation to locks of love. Some one made a profit from this and it wasn't me. I am disabled and I am terminal I have two excellent kidneys, and great lungs but it is "Wrong" for me to make a monetary gain from this and If I did I would lose my assistance from the government. Well that is all I have to say about that, but I do have two excellent kidneys and haven't smoked in over 5 years. Believe me they do not want me to be in jail I am a horrible cell mate. I kinda get cabin fever. And go "humping Pecans" on everyone.
Your body is yours and yours alone. Your body is your property and one should be able to sell, at their own risk, what they want. If one chooses to make themselves available for sale be it whole or part, it should be up to them. Government control shouldn't trump individual rights. Right now donors get nothing, which creates a shortage. Meanwhile, everyone else involved in transplants profits. Why not let the actual owner of those organs profit as well?
Firstly, if there are two market: one for donated organs and one for the one that are sold, then the government can implement a salary ceiling where only poor families can get the free organs and those who are rich has to pay - this way the needed organ supply can go to both groups much like how blood can be both donated and sold today. Secondly, people on the against side keep saying that it will increase kidnapping and crime. This only happens because the black market is not regulated and any organ can be sold. If organ selling were legalized then these type of crime would be reduced because the organs will have to be certified. Finally, the poor would sell organs to pay debt. I see this as a good thing because if people are selling organs in the black market the prices that they get would be too low as the middle man would try to arbitrage as much profit as possible. If there is an open market, the prices of the organs would be according to the supply/demand allowing the seller to gain the most for their organ. Looking at this from a utilitarian aspect, saying yes to this question would benefit mankind as a whole.
On a more spiritual side of people should not put a price on life and now it should only be donated. Well, we can see the result of this from the massive amount of donations and organs being adequately given to all those in need without having to wait years on the waiting list. (sarcasm, just in case the conservatives can't tell.) This is, people as humans need incentives. We can all donate blood because it does not have a large impact on our lives - we may feel dizzy for a few minutes but afterwards we can all go back to being normal. Organ donating on the other hand poses more health concerns involving major operations and involve a more detailed match inside a much smaller supply. With all these factors, the monetary benefit would give people a push into helping others with their organs.
It is not unreasonable that the injured or ill be entitled to spend their own money on saving their own lives. An average of 15 patients dies every day in the US while waiting on willing organ donors or the poor unfortunate souls who has passed on. The legalization of the sale of organs will boost organ transplants and not only save lives but reduce the cost of palliative care. For each successful kidney transplant, valuable hours on a dialysis machine will be left vacant, and the expense of palliative care for an individual requiring a transplant operation will be if not totally eliminated then at least drastically cut. The transplant surgeon, the nursing staff and even companies producing the anti-reaction drugs receive payment for each operation performed, why should the donor of the organs, the most important character in any transplant, not also receive some form of compensation? The donor of an organ, or his family, should stand to benefit from the sale. Even the most impoverished individual will not choose to donate their heart or lung and thus die, and no ethical surgeon would be prepared to conduct such an operation, but both a kidney and a piece of liver can be removed without significant damage to the individual to the benefit of all involved.
I think I should be allowed to donate my organs. If they want an organ and I want the money, I see no harm in it. It's my body and I should be able to decide what to do with the parts. It's not illegal to kill yourself so why should it be illegal to give a organ to somebody who needs it? Plus, let's face it, we ALL know that killing yourself is a lot more damaging to your health than giving an organ.
They are my organs and no one can tell me what to do with them. I would sell my organs for money definitely.
For any arguments that say FOR THE RICH: you realize that the majority of people who need this are poor! Rich people are not going around getting kidneys they dont need! Also it would be easy for the government to establish a governmental monopoly on kidney sales making sure that all kidneys are used. All in all i know that it would increase kidney donations dramatically. And the only thing that would change is how long the wait list is!
There are many people who are waiting in a list for years to be eligible for an organ transplant. It is understandable that these people would not mind paying some extra money to obtain what they have being waiting for. On the other hand there are people who are in need of money who are will to sell their organs. If it is legal, the poor will actually benefit financially from this opportunity.
If someone decides to sell their organ, no other person can say, "you cannot sell your organs!" A person has his or her own anatomical rights to do whatever they want to do with their body.
If people could easily access organs for decent rates (I'm sure the government would regulate them), there would be no need to engage in criminal activity which takes advantage of the poor. This way everyone wins. The poor aren't cheated by greedy organ brokers and someone gets to live a bit longer.
So many people die on waiting lists for organs, all of these people would be willing to pay for one so why can't a person make a profit and save a life at the same time? Makes sense to me. You can take one from someone when they're dead but you don't necessarily know what condition they are in. If the person is alive they can answer questions that can help tell if it's healthy
Organs such as bone marrow or the liver are regenerative. Also, you only need one kidney to live a full and sustained life. Thousands of people die waiting for an organ that never comes because in most cases the matching donor must first be deceased. If Organ sale was legalized it would certainly minimize black market harvesting and give many the live they deserve. Additionally, donating your kidney can allow for you to receive financial compensation and can help people in financial predicaments.
There are loads of people out there suffering or even dying because they need an organ. There would be no problem giving your OWN organ to someone else not only does it help other people but it makes yourself feel good and proud. It is peoples choices what they do.
Here's the thing, I have two kidneys. I also have 45,000 dollars worth of student loans and currently am unemployed. If I were in serious need for money and had nothing else to rely on, it would be nice to know that I could sell my extra kidney for some cash flow. There are consequences that go along with that of course. What if one day the one kidney that I didn't sell gets infected and has to be removed? I'm not sure if you can live with zero kidneys, so then I would be in the market for a kidney. But then it goes through the cycle. If I sell my kidney and then end up in need of a healthy kidney, someone else could sell theirs and I could benefit. I think one of the only reasons that the government has made it illegal is the same reason that they made abortion legal. Because when things of the such are done, they are done on the so-called "black market" and the government doesn't benefit financially from it. With abortion being legal, the government and health insurance companies benefit. With the selling of organs being illegal, the government, hospitals, and again, health insurance companies benefits. the government doesn't care about the actual health of the patients, they care about the fact that they are losing money.
It is my body, therefore it should be my choice to do whatever I want with it. If I want to give a kidney to a dying sibling, then I should be able to. If I want to sell my heart to get a family member or friend out of debt, that's my choice.
If weed can be legal in Colorado why can't donating your organs? I mean you can save someone's life. Once someone dies your body parts decay and go to waste so why not ? Once dead as well you won't even feel a thing and in your funeral no one will ever tell you were a donor.
With the sales of organs, more people will be willing to donate their organs to people who actually need them. Benefits everyone. The money will drive people to donate and it will make everyone better off. The wait list for people waiting for organs will decrease and many lives will be saved.
If donating organs is such a humanitarian act, then why don't the doctors and hospitals donate their services. Without organ donation, there would be no product. The donor has the ultimate product. I don't wish for my survivors to get filthy rich either, but some financial consideration should not be out of line. For example, settle my hospital bill and allocate some funds for an average burial. This may sound selfish but the doctors and hospitals profit through the use of a cost free product.
Everything on the right can be challenged. Being able to sell your organs would make the price of an organ go down because of supply and demand. If there is a mass supply of organs the price for it would go down and it would be affordable and you would still be saving someone's life. Plus there wouldn't be a black market for organs anymore. Black markets work by the transport and selling of things that are ILLEGAL. If it's legal to sell organs, there will be no need for a black market. There is no real reason it should be illegal.
Many people are suffering because of lack of organs. If selling is legal, many more organs could be transplant and save lives. People who need money could sell their kidneys or other organs and people who need organs could buy and give money for thanking. This would be a very good situation like catching 2 birds with one stone.
I believe the sale of human organs should be legal due to the fact that it saves lives of people in need of organs, and provides further breakthroughs in organ cures. It's our body and we can do whatever we want with it (within reason). If it's legal to donate our organs, then we should be able to sell them.
Millions of people around the world, usually impoverished, are enticed with false hopes for significant compensation and persuaded to sell their body parts to complete strangers. In many of these cases, the hosts are robbed of additional body tissue or organs while they remain unconscious or disabled. Furthermore, several cases in which no anesthesia on any kind of pain suppression is utilized have been reported in third-world areas such, as many African countries. Studies show that people in need of organs can pay up to $200,000 while they are harvested from the poor and vulnerable for approximately $5,000. If governments imposed laws and regulations ensuring the health and well-being of the seller, the abuse and fraud of harvesters would stop since they would logically use clinics and doctors approved by the government to receive just compensation and adequate health-care.
Legal organ donation would not work the same as the black market. If profitable organ donation was legalized, one would not be able to simply walk into a hospital with an organ and sell it. The donor would have to be donating his or her own organ at the hospital to be able go through with the sale. Unfortunately, there would most likely be an increase in murder rates but soon killers would realize that they are unable to sell these organs. If profitable donation was legalized, there would also be a enormous drop in dangerous black market sales because people are now able to do it safely and still earn their profit.
You should have the right to do what you want with your own body. As long as everyone involved is giving voluntary consent and knows all the risks then they should be free to do what they want. The poor would benefit by providing a better life for their families and the recipient would gain a longer life span.
Every day around 12 people will die because they waited too long on the waiting list. Donation is a great thing because it will save these lives but, people don’t want to give up their organs. Lots people don’t really see a reason to just give up one of organs to a complete stranger with no reward. Even if it is "The Right Thing To Do." Let’s be honest, humans are greedy, it’s just our nature. If we offered a reward for the donation of an organ I believe that we would have a lot more donors willing to give up their organs.
Many of the arguments for the right involve the poor not being able to get organs because they can't afford it. What they're failing to realize is that the once the people who can buy organs get them, they'll be taken off the list, shortening it, and allowing the people who can't afford it a better chance at getting a donate organ. If there's 25,000 people on a list for kidneys, but only 9,000 donations, and 10,000 of them have enough money to buy one, then once those people are off the list the number drops down to 15,000 needing a transplant. So the chances that one of those 15,000 "poor" people will get a kidney goes from 36% to 60%.
Another thing I see a lot of on the right side are statements like "Donating an organ can help save a child. If you were a match to a child would you let them die because their parents couldn't pay you enough money for it?". If I'm donating my organs, a lot of them can't be taken and used until I'm dead. I'm not going to kill myself so little Jimmy can have my heart, and when it comes to the ones that can be taken while you're still alive, are you REALLY gonna donate it to a kid you don't know or are you going to save it in case a family member needs it? In all honesty even if a family member needs it, it's human nature to not want to give up what we see as ours, especially if it's something that we may need later. You give up one kidney now but find out in 5 years the other one's failing and there's nothing the doctors can do except put you on the transplant and hope for the best is the reason we all aren't going out right now to our local ER and giving up one of our kidney's for donation. Most people don't want or like the idea of give up something until they don't need it anymore, especially if it's going to someone they don't know. But you bring money into the equation and, as you can see from things like murder for hire and prostitution, people will do anything to get it. Why not use that to an advantage? People who want/need money bad enough are going to sell their organs on the black market anyway, why not legalize it and have rules and regulations on organ retrieval and sales so people aren't going in to a "body chop shop" to donate their kidney and ending up donating their whole body instead because of a botched back ally surgery?
This is going to be long but I wanted to address all challenges.
It is an icky thought that we may buy and sell human organs?
Yes, but that's an aesthetic argument, not a moral or logical one.
Won't there be a bunch of people grabbing people and cutting them open to sell their organs for profit?
Well, we already have that and we have so much of it because there is such a scarcity. When the supply is dramatically below the demand it increases to profit margin and creates incentives for people to supply that demand through illegal means (hence the drug war and prohibition). Legalization will increase the number of legally obtained organs, the supply shifts closer to meeting the demand and the prices drop which reduces the incentive for a black market. It's Econ 101!
It'll only benefit the rich!
No it won't, legalization means more organs available which means more people get organs and that the price goes down. Right now 77 people receive transplants daily and 18 die waiting. So, that means that on any given day, of any group of five on a donor list one is going to die. Suppose Adam is number 1 on the list, Brian is number two, Christy is number three, Dominique is number four and number five is Eric. They're all waiting for kidneys; and, under the current system, Eric dies. But, if Christy's dad is rich enough to buy a kidney for her. If he's allowed to do so, a new kidney becomes available. Yes, Christy receives a kidney earlier than Adam and Brian, but they're no worse off for having the transaction take place. On the other hand, Dominique and Eric benefit by being moved up on the donor list and Eric is now statistically likely to live whereas he would be likely to die if Christy's dad didn't buy her the kidney.
Even if organ purchases could only be manageable by the wealthy, it would still lower the waiting list for those who could not afford to buy one. If the sales were set up right this could be manageable and possible. If all organ sales went through the same company that did background checks health screenings and any other processes that the medical board sees fit. All organs would have a flat rate to the buyer. The cost would cover care for the seller, yearly exams, etc. This way there would not be a bidding war on organs. The seller has options and choices to make.
Upon these organs being sold waiting lists would drop dramatically. 65,000 people die each year waiting for organs. What if this number could dramatically drop? Wouldn't it be worth it? Who cares whats fair and whats not fair? Should BMW's go out of business because only the wealthy can purchase them while everyone else has to finance?
We have to think of the big picture here. Lives would be saved, waiting lists would be shorter, and people can help save lives and get paid to do it!
This will shorten the incredibly long waiting time for organ transplants, where in places like Singapore it can stretch to nine years. It won't be a case of only the rich can afford organs. Rather, it will be the exact opposite. The black market, with its limited supply of organs, lists high prices that only the rich can pay without giving up other basic necessities of life. It is the ban on sale of human organ that creates the gap between the rich and the poor. Assault and theft of organs will be reduced since the price will be lower. Under the current can, these crimes happen anyway at high frequencies. Legalizing organ sale will reduce the incentive to steal other people's organs since there would no be as high a payoff. Legalizing implies voluntary trade, and no one is directly forced to give up their organs (which is not the case under the ban).
Organs like kidney, which humans can and have been able to live healthily without, pose no significant threat to the donors. Those donors can make a few thousand dollars which can go towards medical bills that target much more immediate and pressing concerns that will actually kill them instead of any possibilities that donating an organ will noticeably hinder their health in the future. If they do need money to survive and see the next year or even day, who are we to stop them?
This should not even be a case of whether or not something feels wrong. That is just a 'go-to' phrase for those opposing for when hard evidence of positive gain far outweigh negative consequences. If the opposing argument is truly based around loosely defined bad morals of selling a body part, would that imply that denying people in need who feel that a sale is warranted and justified to solve more pressing concerns, and allowing them to suffer and die instead be 'good' morals?
The health care system. The person who makes the sacrifice to give an organ/organs or a family that grants a loved ones wishes to donate gets stuck with bills, funeral expenses, etc. Many involved in the medical side of transplants are jacking up prices to squeeze every penny they can out of their service. Billions of dollars change hands in this industry every year, but the person who makes it possible is prohibited from being compensated. There would be downsides to legalizing a market for organs and tissues, but think of the lives it would save! Also, almost 50% of the people who receive transplant organs have not agreed to be donors themselves. Think about that.
It's so simple its my body my choice, I set the price for what my going under the knife is worth, doesn't mean Anyone who wants to sell their organs to the highest bidder it just means many organ donors face complications after and have a hard time getting insurance to cover it, and of course we don't regret it because we helped another human being. Even setting the price 6-7 figures is not much more than the cost of dialysis, or breathing assistance. I wonder how many pro abortion people are completely hypocritical on this subject?
Empathy, repugnant? Are you serious? Hundreds of people die BECAUSE there are no organs available. Wicked people already kill to sell organs in the black market! You talk as if everyone is evil. We have our share of devils but if I want to give an organs to someone for any reason, that is my choice. Many talk about the crime rates, I don't know where you live, but if you just listened to the news around 3rd world countries and even here, people are killed and are found literally empty because their organs were taken. If more people were allowed to sell their organs, more would do it willingly and the demand for certain organs would decrease dramatically. Why do you think drug dealers make so much money? Because it is ILLEGAL.
People speak as if the system of the list of people that should get the organ is fully fair. If you have money, even now when the organ market is illegal, rich people manage to pay to move their names up or to get a heart or a liver before someone less affluent. If the rich person knows the right people, all he has to do is give a juicy amount of money and he will receive the organ.
Also do poor people not have to pay for the transplant? If you are poor, don't have insurance yet if you need an organ... Well you are screwed because the government will not pay for everything. Do you know how much it is to go to the hospital for a check-up? It's pretty expensive, so believe me, a transplant is still something that many poor people do not get.
Also, it's not like the system of the "list" will stop. Once someone dies and say, a heart becomes available, the heart will go to the first person on the list. The legalization of organ sales is for when a living person wants to sell their organs and someone wants to buy it. May be this way the organs that become available as people die will go to the poor people since the rich can just buy it from someone else.
There is already a long waiting list.
Making it legal will allow it to be safe and sufficient.
So many people need organs so by allowing trade for people to sell , its a win and win for the donor and precipitant.
So i agree it should be legal .
It is true that transplant contains potential danger for both donors and recipients, but this danger does not increase from value of organs and does not decrease for altruism of donors. The problem is that, there are over 80000 people in need of kidney in the waiting list but only less than 10% of them can receive transplant, and because of this shortage, many people risk to do illegal black market trade, where majority of the profit is taken by intermediate instead of the donors. It is because of the shortage of donated organs that illegal trade of organ can have exorbitant profit for those to commit criminal or risk their life to sell their organs. In Middle East and Latin America, thousands of ignorant donors die from lack of post-transplant care because their trade is underground and non-official. If legalized, donors can donate through authorized institution and their health can be promised to a large extent. In addition, underground trade of human organs spread many disease because donors receive no health check before surgery. All these problems are created by black market of human organs, and legalization can effectively block the target consumers of black market since patients and donors would definitely go to hospitals instead of a poor-hygiene clinic. In addition, the money could be regarded as praise for the nobility of donors, and solve their economic dilemma as well. More people would donate for this because now their health can be ensured by hospitals. Legalization is the only method to solve these problems.
Someone could be on the verge of life and death and they desperately need a specific organ to live, they could be at the bottom of the waiting list and would die if they waited any longer. In return for an organ they could pay someone to donate their organ to them for any amount of money.
Kidney donation is this easy, why do the stereotypes about heroic sacrifice persist? Part of the problem is history, before modern medical advances, organ donation used to be quite painful and dangerous. But organ donation advocates also deserve some of the blame. In a misguided attempt to make the families of brain-dead patients consent to the donation of their organs, advocates treat donors like saints.
Like anything as controversial as this their should be regulations to selling a kidney. The demand for a kidney transplant exceeds the supply. Over the years donating rate has severely dropped. And pushes people to seek salvation in the black market. Yes, I understand that in some level it may seem crazy to sell a part of your body, but if your saving someone's life and your receiving compensation, why not do it?
Someone less fortunate than us (money wise) may desperately need money to survive, and is willing to give up a kidney for someone else that is also in need of an organ. The organ trade is something that has many restrictions that are sometimes unnecessary to create an 'ethical' trade.
As said, an average of 18 people die everyday waiting. Some people are going overseas, buying and transplanting a kidney, and then coming back almost dead. This is because it's illegal in America! The person was cheated because they were desperate. If it was legal, doctors could properly examine both patients.
If this bill were to pass, countless lives could be saved. Not nearly as many people will be inclined to donate organs without incentive. The increased donation of organs would lead to an overall boost in the nation's health. The current cost of a transplant can be up to $1 million, which would be reduced upon passing of this legislation.
You can only donor your own organs with your own personal consent. This will definitely help people who might be poor and it will avoid killing babies/ stealing and organs.
Also, if somebody is poor and have friends/family they will donate their organs to their relative as you could actually do it. Same system and the current. Poor people who might die for mal-nutrition due to economic poverty could live longer! Mostly in countries like where mal-nutriotion is high. THIS IS THE SOLUTION!.
Human organs belong to humans after all and a person has the right to control this. They have the right to do what they want with it, as long as they accept the consequences and responsibilities. Religions and other kind of factors that oppose this are not valid because they never said anything reasonable about the sale of human organs, they only talked about how it was incorrect to sell one instead of explaining on whether or not a person can sell it.
Not legalizing it does not prevent it from happening, it simply redirects the funds from the donor to the intermediary. The poor still suffer, and suffer worse than if they had a legal way to do it.
Now, I'm not a fan of the idea of selling organs. But I can't deny that it's happening; and since in this business you have to keep a low profile, the donor
a) only gets a small fraction of what the buyer pays,
b) gets no health benefits, and
c) could very well be screwed over, both medically and financially.
If the state provided the mechanics, it could ensure the (remaining) well-being of the "donor" is well-protected, direct most of the price to the donor, and would give the donor an opportunity to settle accounts in case of medical error.
Not to mention the huge costs the state pays for keeping people on waiting lists alive - that money could be very well redirected towards health benefits for the donor.
For the buyers, the prices would go down (market regulates itself), the donors (which DO exists, no matter how much we'd like them not to) would get better prices than they do now, and certainly better health prospects than with the current state of affairs.
Why shouldn't an adult, that knows the possible risks be able to choose to sell a "spare" part?? I'm signed up to be an organ donor (when I die) why shouldn't I be able to make a few well needed bucks on it while I'm still able to enjoy it? This IS America, right? The home of "Free Enterprise" & "Small Businesses" lol!
By creating a market for organs, thousands of jobs would be created and the poor would have a possibility for financial gain. With close monitoring and regulation an organ market could be both very safe, and very effective at saving lives. With the proper laws in place, the poor could not be exploited, and people could not make a profit on reselling organs. It is your body, and you have the right to do with it as you please.
As humans we were given rights, one being the right to have a choice in what we do for a living, what we wear, what we say and what we do to our own bodies. Allowing the sale of human organs not only makes more organs accessible to the ill but it also gives compensation to those who are giving up a part of them to help others. Are males not allowed to sell their sperm away for money? And are females not allowed to give up their body as a surrogate for a profit? So why is the CHOICE to sell our own organs illegal? Keeping this illegal is not only taking away one of our god given rights but it is also taking away many vital organs that could be helping your child, or your parents, or even your husband or wife. Take a moment and think about it, are we not allowed to fill our bodies with piercings or tattoos if we chose to, and are we not allowed to terminate a pregnancy if we chose, also are we not able to pump are body with loads of harmful foods and fill our fill our lungs with clouds of smoke, we are the controllers of our own bodies we make the choice of what happens to it inside and out, if we let the government take away this right we are just going back 40 years to roe vs. Wade, where even than freedom of choice triumphed all. Not is this a natural right we were given, but this would also shut down the black market, reduce crime, a and most of all it saves lives. I don't know about all of you but as person i know my rights and i will not stand to see them taken away. There was a reason these rights were given to us, don't let them start taking them away one by one.
As humans we were given rights, one being the right to have a choice in what we do for a living, what we wear, what we say and what we do to our own bodies. Allowing the sale of human organs not only makes more organs accessible to the ill but it also gives compensation to those who are giving up a part of them to help others. Are males not allowed to sell there sperm away for money? And are females not allowed to give up there body as a surrogate for a profit? So why is the CHOICE to sell our own organs illegal? Keeping this illegal is not only taking away one of our god given rights but it is also taking away many vital organs that could be helping your child, or your parents, or even your husband or wife. Take a moment and think about it, are we not allowed to fill our bodies with piercings or tattoos if we chose to, and are we not allowed to terminate a pregnancy if we chose, also are we not able to pump are body with loads of harmful foods and fill our fill our lungs with clouds of smoke, we are the controllers of our own bodies we make the chose of what happens to it inside and out, if we let the government take away this right we are just going back 40 years to roe vs. Wade, where even than freedom of choice triumphed all.
If I am relatively poor and have children, why should I not elect to see my body part to the highest bidder and have my family get the money from the parts? It is true that many poor people would not get transplants however their family in turn could reap monies from their body parts.
Many people are dying because they don't have a working organ or the waiting list is way, way to long. If we sold a kidney or if a relative just died and their organs could be used to save another person then why are we not allowed to sell them to help other people or even our families. We should also have a choice on whether or not we can sell them. They are our legal property after all. Let us do with are property what we will, is what I say.
We regularly pay people to take socially beneficial but physically dangerous jobs — soldiers, police officers and fire fighters all earn a living serving society while risking their lives — without worrying that they are taken advantage of. Why should compensated kidney donors should be different?
Legalising the selling of kidneys would not only keep many more people alive - since altruistic donations are not very common - but it would help finish the corruption in the black market of organ donation.
Organs are already being sold in nations where it is illegal. Its called a black market. These surgeries are dangerous, unregulated, and have enormous risks attached. Not only do we face those problems, but we also need to face the unfortunate reality that in a world of illegality, peoples organs are being taken without their consent. If we allow for organ sales legally, we will bring costs DOWN substantially. Insurance companies will be far more willing to spend 5-10k on an organ than to spend 100k on long term care (eg. Dialysis). This bring the amount of organs up, the amount of transplants up, and the amount of people that require donations (over sales) way down. This should be a no-brainer!
The rich and the poor would benefit. The rich could buy organs from the poor. Giving them incentives to lower-income families. Also, we never said the old donation of organs would be abolished. The poor could still get organs for free. It would decrease the amount of deaths per- day which is 17!!!!!!!!
I've worked on this since 1984. Federal law needs changing. 7,000+ people die each year because no selling is allowed. No one will suffer under my plan and the shortage will be solved. Go to this website to see how Bob Newheart addresses my detailed proposal. My plan is included:
I would say i am in favor of the idea in theory but in reality things would not be so cut and dry. Have you not seen the movie Repo Men?
It does sound like a win-win but what of all the legal ramifications that can occur from such bartering?
One person gets and organ and chance to live, while the other person gets money to keep their family alive. If a poor person were to sell an organ, it would be a win-win situation. One person helps the other to stay alive. Really, this could help a lot of people.
We would have more organs and limbs because there would not only be donators, but there would then be people who were selling their organs and thus there would be more inventory. It would also give a greater chance of poor people to get a donated organ. The rich would PURCHASE an organ and the poor would likely get a donated one.
It's my body, so I should have the right to sell it. If people can sell their hair, semen, plasma, and personal property in addition, they should be able to sell a kidney or bit of liver if they want to. It's not like I want people to sell their family members' body parts after death, but that's not what this is about.
The main argument against a market for organs is that there will be exploitation of the poor. However, as long as there is no coercion towards giving up organs, and they do so as rational, competent individuals, then the exchange is mutually beneficial to both parties. Otherwise, the exchange would not exist. Exploitation only occurs when there is force involved, and though the financial incentive seems to force one party in a particular direction, a rational person weighs the benefits and costs of his decision. Not allowing organ compensation implies that a person not intimately involved in the organ donation knows better than the person who owns the organ, which is fallacious because being intimately involved in the process confers the best possible weighing of costs and benefits because the costs will detriment the donor the most.
Personal Property Rights If I am strapped for cash and I decide to sell a priceless family heirloom, that would be no different than selling my own kidney. Both are very valuable and dear to me but MY PERSONAL PROPERTY. Although I would probably be more likely to sell the kidney, since I have one to spare.
If I can have the opportunity to give an organ and I knew that it would save someone's life then I would be more than willing to give it up.
For example, if there was an elderly woman that would die tomorrow because there's no match on the donor list her life would come to an end and mines would keep going, but if I decide to give up one of my kidneys today I could save that woman's life and give her a second chance so she can live to see her grandchildren grow up and make the most of the time she has left and my life would still be going on the same.
I might be loosing a kidney, but what I'm gaining from saving a life is so much more rewarding.
I am an organ donor on my ID and I'm all for someone else using my organs when I'm done with them, but I don't think its fair that I can't help someone today. There is currently no incentive to donate an organ before my time is up. If there were people selling their organs then there would be a more abundant supply and thus the price would go down. Saying that the rich would be the only ones to receive the organs is a fair statement, why do you think that they worked for that money, so they could have a big number in their bank account? Also wouldn't it be nice for the less fortunate to be able to sell a kidney to put food on the table? More people would get tested to see if they are a match and could sell them an organ thus helping everybody, one person gets an organ to live and the other party gets a way to feed their family.
But in the poorer countries who cannot afford the medical support, then no. When someone is under anesthesia, anything could happen, and in well rounded hospital, like maybe one is america, they would probably be able to save the person. In a developing country, the nearest help could be hours away, which is hours that they don't have.
It should be legal in the ground that it can avoid exploiting the poor in the black market and provide some benefits to the donors which today they receive almost none. However, this should be a short term solution. Importantly, more R&D to grow the body parts should be given the priority and be a long term solution.
Selling organs will benefit the people on the waiting lists that can't find a donor, the person selling their organ, as well as tax payers. People on dialysis cost us more than a transplant!! Legalization would also create a way to control organ trafficking, protecting vulnerable people from being abducted and having their organs stolen. Crystal clear.
If organ selling became legal, only the ones who could afford it would get it. Many cant even afford to go to the dr or buy their medication. Can you imagine, what the cost of organs would be? Open your eyes and look at our gas prices.........God forbid anyone who is not wealthy to need a transplant.
Can you not READ?! Everything mentioned on the right hand side is so valid! A corrupt society where the rich are healthy and the poor are dying and people are going around killing babies and stealing old people's hearts! Is THAT the world you wish your grandchildren and their grandchildren etc. to live in? A dark and messed up world like that? With mothers crying to the heavens "Why?! WHY?!" Do YOU want to be responsible for making the world this way? I sure don't. Therefore I, as an intelligent intellectual who happens to care for the future of this world, will opt against legalizing the sale of human organs. And if you have any common sense you will do the same.
Human organs should not be sold on the white market as they should not be sold on the black market. Human organs should be given freely because life is given freely to us. No one pays for their life when they are born. Your mother and father give it to you freely. If an organ is available, it should not go to the highest bidder but the person who needs it the most. We should not monetize organs because the gift of life should not cost you an arm and a leg.
You know who's going to be selling their organs? Poor people! They'll be so desperate for money that they'll sell their own kidneys. Well, a kidney. This is just another way for the rich to buy themselves a better life at the expense of the poor. Such a law is dangerous.
The very idea of debating whether or not to legalize the sale of human organs is offensive, repugnant, and insane! Has humanity lost its humanity? Have we become carnivores where the strong, the powerful and the rich devour the weak, the poor and helpless vulnerable? If we continue in this path, we shall devour ourselves to extinction sooner than later.
Tell me where in the Constitution where it says we have a right to do WHATEVER we want with our body. You are presuming we have that right and if an organ can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, no one is going to buy them therefore this plan will not accomplish in saving "many" lives.
If the selling of organs was legalized, there would be an increased rate of murders. There is also the possibility that you could receive a bad organ, risking your life. Only the rich would be able to afford the organs if it was legal to put them up on the market. There are multiple risks of infection, disease, bacteria, and even fatalities. There is a reason that selling organs isn't legal, they're only keeping it illegal for our benefit.
Your donation can save a life. That's something special, to know you saved a life and didn't ask for anything in return. What if you could save maybe someone's life but they couldn't pay for the organ? What are you going to do? Just let that person die? That's wrong.
If this law is remouved it will open an entire new section in the black market. People will be kidnaping or selling and buying babies and children, kepping them alive untill full grown and then slaughter them for profit. No one will be asking questions about who its forom because its legal.
will only benefit the rich in the long run and could cause the boundary line to break. If organs should be sold whats the difference of a prostitute selling her body for money.
It is just a bad idea. If someone want to give an organ it should be out of the goodness in their heart.
The sale of human organs should not be legalized. The current method of obtaining organs for transplant is the safest method for the recipient and the donor. While there is a great need for donors, a black market for human organs would benefit no one.
A person should be allowed to donate freely of his or her organs, but there should not be a price tag attached. If the sale of human organs were to be allowed, it would soon follow that a black market would be created, organs would go to the highest bidder, and crimes would be committed to find organs to sell.
If selling human organs becomes legal, it means there has to be some legal way for a company to acquire those organs. Given their rarity, the price would be high, and it would mean no one would want to donate their organs for free anymore. It would turn the already stressed organ donor market to dust, and go a step further to allowing only the rich to get organ transplants.
I oppose the sale of human organs because doing so would create a market for something that would commit encourage crime for profit. Criminals already steal from stores and resell merchandise through shady deals. What would prevent the same thing from happening with organs? If it were legalized, criminals would harvest any organ that they could sell and get rid of the shell of a body. It could even be possible to purchase humans overseas and harvest their organs much like current human trafficking and the sex slave industry.
There is enough crime in this would as it is right now, there is no need to add to it by legalizing the sale of human organs.
When it comes to the human body, there should be many laws in place to help protect people's safety. If selling human organs were legal, there could be many companies that might seize on this as a money-making opportunity. And, to do so, they might infringe on the rights, and even bodily safety, of people who have not chosen to give organs.
No, I disagree that the sale of human organs should be legal, because there are many repercussions. First, everyone has the right to have their life saved. People give their organs as charity. If one can not afford an organ, then what option do they have left? Second, crime rates will go up, because people's organs are worth lots of money.
Allowing people to sale human organs will cause more murder cases. For example, reports from the World Health Organization say that in India, a kidney fetches around $20,000, in China, buyers will pay $40,000 or more and a good, healthy kidney from Israel, goes for $160,000. That being said will be enough for someone to kill and take other human organs.
If the sale of human organs was legalized, it would increase murder. If someone is low on money, they will be tempted to kill because they can make up to 312,000 on a lung. They would make a lot of money off that person. But now one more person is dead to save another, what is the point of this?
Corruption is an unpalatable but very real and serious threat in a situation such as this. One has to ask questions such as what is the age limit? Who can sell? If a three year old needs a kidney, can another toddler provide one? Is it ethically acceptable or morally disgusting to sell a child's organ for money? What if their family is in a situation where that is the only way they can buy food for the child? Or an even more disturbing possibility: could someone take their pregnancy to term only to sell their baby's body like an organ farm? We have to wonder what kind of consent is needed, who owns organs and where we draw the line.
When considering the sale of human organs, you have to think about the individual and what type of situation would influence someone to actually sell an organ. Also, would people have the right to keep their organs if they are in a coma when they could be sold and help cover medical expenses? Would parents have the right to sell their children's organs? The sale of human organs would open the door to violations of individual rights that civilized society shouldn't allow.
It's ok for teachers to go on strike because that right should not be denied to anyone. Poor people who have poor access to healthcare would be the most vulnerable to temptation to sell their organs and what money they would gain in the short term would not be worth the cost to their health in the long run. They would be taken advantage of by unscrupulous brokers.
Currently, except where organs are donated by a match or by family members, organs go to the person who is at the top of the list when organs become available. If organs could be purchased, the most needy would not be able to get a transplant unless they had the cash to purchase the available organ. This would result in organs going to people who have no chance of actually surviving, just because the person had money to buy an organ. This is, in my opinion, a terrible outcome. If a person has no real chance of surviving, even with a new organ, they will not be able to get an organ. If they can buy the organ, the people who would be best able to survive, will die unless they can buy an organ.
People will try to kill each other for the organs, and make money off of it. But, if someone you know wants to kindly do it for you, let them. But, no offense, I would rather have one person die from an organ problem than to have millions of people die because people murdered them for their organs. But, like I said if someone you know wants to kindly donate to you, they should be able to without getting money off of it. If they get money off of it, then people will kill.
The very idea of debating whether or not to legalize the sale of human organs is offensive, repugnant, and insane! Has humanity lost its humanity? Have we become carnivores where the strong, the powerful and the rich devour the weak, the poor and helpless vulnerable?
If we continue in this path, we shall devour ourselves to extinction sooner than later.
People would commit crimes and murders for the sale of human organs. The prices may only suit the wealthy when our country is about equality, no matter what the social status is. It would become a business and part of the economy to buy and sell human organs for high prices.
By legalizing the sale of human organs it will mean that there an increase of illegal organ trafficking. Why you ask? Well with the increase of demand in the market of organs it will create a higher crime rate from poor people being targeted for organ harvesting. Potentially causing more murders. TA DA
Who's to say people wont give away a harmful organ or even an organ from someone murdered just for the money? You will always have in your mind that you are alive because someone was murdered.How would that feel? Plus what happens the the poor families that have been waiting years and running out of time? They cant afford it and just because they don't have that money doesn't mean you should die. Yes i agree that you wold do anything for your love one but i would never want to risk the lives of many others and effect their love ones. They would be in the same position you were.
Every individual was given life. We did not buy our way into this world. Why should people expect to be compensated for giving life when they didn't have to pay for their own. If a person doesn't want to donate, they don't have to. But people shouldn't expect to be paid for a good deed. The point is donation.
If you sell organs do you know how unsafe that could be? Someone could sell you any kind of organ just to get money. People will do anything to get money. Killing people for organs, trafficking for organs, etc. Selling organs is just a way to cause for unsafe ways of "saving" some people, while killing others.
Organ selling allows people with more resources to have an advantage over those who are not as wealthy on something as basic as human life. By legalizing organ selling you would be allowing social status to determine a person's right to live. If human organs were to go up for sale they would be so unaffordable that the wealthiest families would have a monopoly on them. Currently, excepts when organs are donated by a match or family member, organs go to the person who is at the top of the list. The privatisation of human organisations is unethical and immoral, everyone is entitled to an equal opportunity for their life to be saved.
The horror of the Chinese government's organ harvesting shows us what could come of the sale of organs. The crime rates would rise and it will lead an even greater divide between rich and poor. Rich people can 'buy' a longer life and poorer people will be forced into selling their organs. One example of this is in India many people sell their Kidneys so that their children can go to school. I don't believe this is fair, in fact I believe it is a violation of human rights that someone has to sell parts of themselves in order to do better in the world. Shouldn't organ donation be an altruistic deed anyway?
I don't believe it is fair for people who can not afford this to go through the pain of needing an organ. Life was given to us free and we should also give life free. When we can. This will only benefit the rich in a long run and that is not fair for the rest of the underclass race.
God made us in His image so that we could do wonderful things in His name. He made all life, so how could we destroy it willingly. How could we allow the poor to go without safe organ transplants while the rich pay their way to wellness? How could we make a heart or a brain worth thousands only to allow mass murder to make cash on the side? This is a much deeper issue than what it is made.
There are some very stupid people in the world, so stupid that they would give away their brain for 100 dollars. You under estimate the stupidity of people when you say yes to this. They may even give away both of their kidneys not understanding what that means. There is always 1 undeniable fact. PEOPLE ARE STUPID.
I think that selling an organ is wrong. It doesn't matter what is your reason. One thing you have to realize that your body plays an important part, without it you will not be healthy. Would you rather have money and not living healthy or would you rather live healthy but with no money. If you say "Yes" to the first one, that means you don't give value to your body. You don't care about your health. And you think that your life has no meaning. But if you say "Yes" to the second one, that means you love your life as well as your health. And that's what everyone should be considerate of.
It could easily lead to the farming of poorer people who then feel the need sell their own body to be able to obtain more money. It also means that those with healthy organs could easily be pressured into donation, with debts potentially being paid through flesh, just like in the Elizabethan Era and although this would be for a more benefial cause, it is still archaic and it really objectifies the human body.
It will give us a wrong customary practices like sati which was in theory was good but later on, this dying became stigma to the society and women were forced to burn themselves. We can't allow sale of human organ on any account. Sale of human organs is already banned legally. If it is being allowed then the sanctity of human life will be lowered and people will be pressured to die for their organs for various reasons. Sometime by their own family members.
The danger of it all: There are many reasons as to why we should legalize this matter. You say that our side is easily dismissed then how will that stop the increasing rate of killing. Of course there are black markets that sell organs but oh well. If it was legalized their will be more abduction than usually, but the primary reason will be for your organs. Its a shame how all mankind think money is everything. Now I'm not rich and I will not just willingly let anyone take my kidney just for money. You never know if you may need it....Or even how you will feel after it. MONEY MONEY MONEY is all people think of and its highly stupid!! Disease will be more frequent because with all the people willing to donate there is no way in hell that they will check for diseases....But I guess if you like passing your disease around be happy but I think it utterly sad how stupid mankind can be just for a little money.
Those poorer people in LEDCs may end up having no other alternative to turn to other than selling their organs for enough money to feed their families. While it is good that they will receive money to help support themselves and their families, they will be exploited. They will receive very little money for something so life-changing and those who sell the organ to patients will make enormous profits.
Today, we have many businesses. Human organs may also become parts of business. If the government gives permission for doing this, many people will increasingly die without any reasons. Otherwise, people will wait their turn. I think it's a crazy idea to start this business. We have to refuse to let it happen.
In this world, all the things we can sell, we find on the Internet. Also, we can find more easily things in the black market. If we accept the legalization of selling organs, we are provoking that the "bad" people kill or kidnap more people to get their organs to sell them. It is for that reason that I think it's not the right thing to legalize the selling of organs.
Getting organs from people should not be legal because I consider it to be very dangerous and thoughtless. The reason I think this is because if someone donates an organ and then something goes wrong for whatever reason such as maybe the operation doesn't go right, it would be the doctors and your fault. However it would mainly be yours because you allowed it to happen.
The crime rate of murders and kidnappings will increase if the sale of human organs is legalised. This is because people who are desperate for money will go kill a stranger and try sell their organs for money. Hence, the crime rate will increase. Moreover, there will be more missing people reports and a lot of organ trafficking.
Today, we have many businesses. Human organs may also become parts of business. If the government gives permission for doing this, many people will increasingly die without any reasons. Otherwise, people will wait their turn. I think it's a crazy idea to start this business. We have to refuse to let it happen
People will take away innocent lives just to retrieve a reward for "donating" organs. Society will become mad. Murder rates will increase. This world is money hungry and people are already risking dangerous activities even though it is not legal to sell them. Imagine the world if it were to be legalized? No thank you.
Think about it, if you were sick and didn't have enough money to buy and organ and it went to someone else that had more money for it. The thought of it is just appalling. We need to stop and think of how life is important and that we should not legalize this.
Crime rates would increase, and the amount of people getting their lives saved would decrease. The point of organs being donated is to save lives, but how would lives be saved if these organs are being sold. Also, how do you think people are going to be giving in organs in return for money, it wouldn't always be innocently but by doing so illegally.
I don’t believe that people should be able to sell their own organs. Accepting organs from somebody that you may not even know could be very dangerous because you don’t know if that person has any medical history or if they have a disease that could be transferred to you. I think that organ donations should go through the process of OPO. Giving someone else is a hard process and is not easy. Doctors should know if the person giving the organ is healthy because that person could give the receiver a sickness. It’s not an easy process; an organ is not just something you can give away with no consultation or any research. Nor are you allowed to ask someone for your organ and receive money for it, it is a big choice but it’s supposed to be a choice out of heart to help someone for your and their own good.
Since 2007 the average net worth has remained at 95%, while the net worth of billionaire has increased by up to 50%, that's right they are getting richer while the rest of us are getting poorer. I have a question for everyone "how much is enough?" The legalization of organ sales will cause so many problems starting with the exploitation of the poor, the crimes that will begin happening because of the high price people will pay for these organs, and the fact that if you can't afford these organs you DIE. I am a firm believer in God and Jesus, and Jesus taught us all that if someone needs your help that you should if possible help them with hesitation. The human body is a gift from God and therefore should never be used to profit from cut it up to make money, with that said I know that not everyone shares my point of view so they would tell me that I am not considering the desperation of the poor. I myself have two boxes of personal items, some clothes, and my truck. I have no money in the bank, and make 8.00 per hour, so I believe I qualify as poor. When we legalize the sale of organs the rich will see this as a business opportunity not a life saving program to be respected, and they WILL take advantage of the poor, exploiting them as much as they can. The finally piece of this puzzle is that while the rich will only pay what they feel like paying you and I would not be able to afford those prices, and we will DIE.
1.The consequence of black market organ transfers is a gross imbalance between supply and demand. Most black market organs come from countries in Latin American, Asia, and the Middle East. (Mint Press News) That is not good because we now have less control over the organs getting into the system. Though donors are promised little as $1,000 for a kidney, they often agree to trade because they are uneducated, poor, unemployed, former soldiers, or young. While some donors agree to give up one of their organs to the highest bidder, many find themselves victims of organized crimes- left without their organ or promised payment. (Mint Press News) If selling organs is not legalized, it will reduce the demand for organs and therefore shrink the size of organ transmitting in the black market.
2. After a person receives a transplant, they are more susceptible for infections and diseases. A disease specialized to transplants is cytomegalovirus, or CMV. You are given 2 prescriptions to prevent CMV for 3-6 months after the transplant, but it can occur at any time. Another specialized virus is the BK virus, which is more specific to kidney transplants. It occurs when the new kidney is in and can cause damage to it. A virus not particular to transplants is the Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV. It can cause mono and lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system. (UWHealth)
3.The issue that no one wants to talk about is that focus by some is on the organ to be harvested instead of the individual. Arthur Caplin, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, states, “What they’re thinking about is ‘I need to get these organs.’ They don’t have the donor’s interest central.” Michelle Glasgow, of Billings, Mont. - herself, a doctor, once stated, “In the beginning they love you. They need you to do the transplant. Afterward their attitude toward you is “We’re done with you. Move on. We have more people.” She herself donated a kidney. (CBSNews) These two people, Michelle and Arthur, illustrate how the focus is incorrect. The focus is on the organ instead of the donor’s wellbeing. What we need to prevent is this next example. Gregory Jacobs of Bellevue, Ohio suffered a closed head injury. He was taken to the hospital where he died. There is a suit filed claiming a third party called the Center Organ Recovery Education, who help get organs for transfers, caused Gregory’s death by administering medication and removing his breathing tube. The parents’ state they did not agree to a transplant procedure, yet one was done, killing the child. (CBSNews)
PEOPLE SHOULD BE WILLING TO SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE AT THE KINDNESS OF THEIR HEARTS. It is completely wrong to only sell your kidney if you get money or a reward for it. I think it is absolutely stupid that this is even an argument. I also think it is absolutely crazy that people even have the audacity to try to say it should be legal. WHERE ARE YOUR MORALS?!
It is not fair to those who cannot afford it.
It is not right to just sell your organs.
Plus you would not know if they contain any disease or problem.
The rates of death would increase.
People will be killing or hurting their own offspring for money.\
Its not right.
3D printing has enabled us to do so many things. Creating a completely healthy replica of our organs is just one of the things it provides us with. The prices of organs won't decrease, but as 3D printers become more common printed organs will be cheaper. Also, how are we to determine if the donor doesn't have a risk of getting disease? With 3D printed organs we can make sure that it doesn't contain genes that allows the patient to acquire the sickness again.
They're many petrifying reports from across the globe that are concerning the black market of selling human organs. Human Beings want power and are willing to do anything for it. People are selling their own unborn children for over $150,000. You may say it can save a life but that is called DONATING and this is not donating, this is SELLING. You are getting something in return for this. If you really want to save a life then give an organ for free. Look at the facts. Research the reports about selling human organs and you will be shocked. Selling human organs should not be legal.
I had the misfortune to see Stossel's show last week and heard his abhorrent defense of the sale of human organs. He seems to believe that bringing pure capitalism into organ donation is a grand idea..That it does not prey upon the poor...That it would benefit the poor. I've always thought Fox employees needed their head examined, Stossels statements re; buying organs from the poor suggests he is not only mentally deficient but in need of a transplant himself - a heart! Our healthcare is already weighted toward the wealthy who can afford treatment that insurance companies deem "experimental". In the nightmarish world he wants...People who are poor,hungry and desperate would have more choices...Their choices would expand from just the pawn shop, auto title loans etc etc...To include their kidneys/liver etc. He doesn't understand that someone who is hungry or whose children are hungry will do whatever is in their means to put food on the table or provide shelter. Very few would look at long term ramifications of their choice as they are too concerned with the here and now! He supports 'pure'' capitalism in this vital medical field. A place where capitalism does not belong! In this world of his...A donor list would still exist....The list for those who can't afford to buy an organ ( that will be vast majority of us ). What a sick thought...To propose that as a society we begin buying the vital organs of the poor! A world wherein the size of your bank account decides whether you receive the donation you need! Why don't we work on increasing the number of donors instead of considering a sick practice that certainly does prey upon the poor...A practice illegal throughout the civilized world! I do understand the great need for more donor organs, why don't we start with addressing fears that prevent people from marking 'donor' on their ID...Fear that dr's will not try as hard to revive you in an emergency. Address the fears and work on donor drives and not on rationalizing a practice so abhorent its banned around the world...With exception of Iran ( a country whose human rights abuses are well known and reviled! )
This will allow for the rich to buy these organs, so the unhealthy people will be stuck waiting for their organ transplants and the healthy poor people will end up selling their own organs to pay for expenses, rendering them themselves unhealthy. This can also encourage the illegal theft of organs by people because, let's face it, people are greedy.
Imagine all the problems that could occur if the sale of human organs was legal. Imagine the poor selling they're own body parts just to make some cash, Murder could also possibly go up, people would be killing others just so they could sell they're organs (it does not have to be to the hospital)
Better ways to do it would be to just keep the waiting list we have or put more money into creating artificial body parts. This also means that the rich could just buy any organs they needed right away, and the poor would have to save up or wait a long time, I think the chances of being saved should be equal for the rich and poor. Its sick if you ask me, I think the sale of human organs should remain illegal
It will make any possible donor want to sell instead of giving it away, using peoples desperation as a way to make a quick buck. Not only that but people who are less fortunate would be unfairly exploited, illegal harvesting would be through the roof and it would, in fact, prolong the waiting list, because of the eliminated chance of someone simply DONATING an organ.
The sale of human organs SHOULD NOT be legalized because some people in our society today could not afford it and would die because of that. Also, you could sell your kidney to someone per say, they could just say they need it but really just sell to someone else for a higher price and they would make a profit.
I can totally see why people would be for it and it completely makes sense. But If we legalize buying and selling organs, then who gets organs will be determined on how wealthy you are. And that's like saying rich people are more important than poor people. And what about someone on life support who isn't going to have a "good quality" of life anymore? Will it be okay to kill them and then sell their organs to someone else? If we start down this path it becomes a very slippery slope.
First of all an organ donation is a donation. Donations are meant to help save lives of innocent people without desiring something in return. You do it out of the kindness of your heart, not because you are greedy and want compensated for it. Holding on to the idea of organ donation is one thing that will keep the U.S. In tune with altruism.
If you sell your organs, you might need it later when they are gone. Also, all surgery has risks. Selling your organs could also be bad because the person who buys it off of you could sell it for profit. Also, someone you love might need it later and you won't have it.
Legalising the sale of organs would likely lead to an exploitation of the poor and allow the rich to jump to the front of the organ waiting list. An opt-out system like they have in Belgium and Wales would see just as dramatic an increase in donors without the whole social equality mess that this would stir up.
The legal system would be greatly exploited to where people would abduct people then take out their organs and sell them to companies that need them or think they do. This will make even more criminal empires the size of Al Capone during the prohibition. It may seem like a good idea on paper but its not.
Even if we can't buy a full body, organ transplant is dangerous and a threat to the seller's life. Having a kidney removed is a difficult, painful, and dangerous process. It hurts a lot and the pain continues long after the surgery.
A live body should never be for sale, part or whole. If we legalised organ sale, we may inevitably created a loophole for human traffickers [modern slave masters], and the poor person sell their entire body organs for money. When the person's workspan life is over, the person will be send to the organ transplant room legally and the people makes hell lots of profit out of it. So it is a BIG NO NO!!
It is easy to focus on selling organs in developed countries, as we can safeguard the process over here and reduce the risks of complications and exploitation. However, in reality, practically all illegal organ sales are from third world countries, where brokers hang around waiting for someone to get into a financially dire situation, and they pounce, offering a paltry amount for organs. The quality of life for these vulnerable people will decrease even further as they are exploited, and even children could be coaxed into participating as we see in the child trafficking and sex industry. These people will be compelled to sacrifice so much for a bit of money to keep them going just a bit longer, but worse off in the long run. If the Western world so ardently becomes involved in preventing the child trafficking and sex industry overseas, why not protect vulnerable poor people?
"One nation under God" Pretty sure God didn't create us so that we could do things like this that would exploit the poor, cause crime rates to rise, and cause Americans to focus even more on monetary things. As a society we need to get right with God, not keep moving further away. Get some morals people!
Think of it like this, if you sell your organ, you can't sell it to the hospital! They don't buy organs! You have to sell it to a family! So only the Roche family will be getting organs and the poor will not! Now we have waiting lists and no matter how much money you have, every gets treated fairly
Who can give the assurance that the organ being donated is being used for a needy person? Further these organs are sold at a higher price and the person mediating the transfer of organ from donor to the recipient is the one in profit. Many donors are not informed about the side effects of organ donation due to which they suffer all their life.
One should not even try to donate his internal as well as external organs at any cost because it can be serious.For example a person donates any one of his kidneys to another for 200 dollars.He has a profit.But later on he realizes that he would not live longer without the donated kidney.Then comes the situation when he cannot ask that person to return his donated kidney.He can do only one thing.Sit and wait for death.
There are so many things that are wrong with the sales of organs. One of then being that only the wealthy would really benefit from this. Poor people would sell their organs for financial gain, and there are people who would exploit them knowing that they are needy. The wealthy would be the only ones with the capabilities for a longer life.
There will be even less donors if people were allowed to sell their organs. This means that the poor people needing organs will suffer as less donors mean an even longer time on the already-large waiting list and they won't be able to afford to buy an organ either.
Also, if this is legalized then prostitution should also be legal as it's essentially the same thing. Selling your body part for money.
Your organs are a part of you and should not be sold off as an item in a shop. I think that it is wrong to sell organs, it is disrespectful and we as humans should not have to sell a part of ourselves to earn money. Money should not be all that matters but the lives of the others around us.
If selling organs began legal then only those who are truly rich would get any organs. People would also want to remove organs from anyone to make a quick buck. When dealing with life you should be afforded the same services as the next man. If your kidney failed and you need a transplant and couldn't afford to buy a new kidney then you have no hope. Heath care shouldn't be about money it should truly be about making a person well.
The sale of human organs should be illegal. If you legalize the sale of human organs, what is to stop and increase in the trafficking of individuals simply for the value of their organs. If a third party could benefit monetarily from such a sale, the potential for loss of life in order to procure the organ would increase. Wealthy individuals could pay for a needed organ possibly buying organs from individuals who will sell them in order to make money even at the expense of their own health. Where as an individual who was poor would be unable to pay for an organ that could save their life.
If human organs were to go up for sale they would be so unaffordable that the wealthiest families would have a monopoly on them. And, then, the organs would be used with less discretion. Someone who wants a transplant so that their life could be made easier, maybe they could quit taking medication twice a day, could buy an organ. At the same time, someone who needs an organ to sustain their life can't afford it. Then, there's the ongoing possibilities of criminal activity surrounding the sell of human organs. Black market, harvesting of organs, murder, etc... In my book, it just sounds immoral and not humane.
The legal sale of human organs could have horrible consequences. Think about the horrid things some people will for money as is. If the sale of human organs is legal and say a particular organ is worth a lot of money. There will be sociopaths who murder and dismember innocent people to collect a paycheck from their organs.
The government is not autonomous. If we are to believe that the individuals within the government may not use the social contract to cause bodily harm on another, then an individual entering into a contract for the sale of organs may not enter into such a contract either. our government is nothing but a social contract between individuals, if the social contract does not allow the use of force against you then you cannot initiate the same force against yourself through individual contacts. It is not that an individual does not own their kidneys. It is a matter that the other individual does not have the right to use your body parts in that way. The government is a force of the collective upon you, if an individual is allowed to do it, then the government will be allowed to do it since the government is nothing but individuals making decisions for the collective.
Some organs can be regenerated such as the bone marrow, blood and the liver. If an organ market is introduced, people will try and sell anything they possibly can, as they do not care what form necessary money comes in. As humans, we usually look for the easy way out, and clearly the easy way out is not regenerating organs, but instead buying them off the market. You’re saying that we should legalize organ selling because it is already happening; well if you think about it murder is already happening you want to legalize that as well now?
Rather than giving financial incentives there are other possible approaches to resolving the issue or at least having a better outcome. Perhaps adopting Europe's implied consent meaning you are a donor unless you state otherwise, therefore when people pass away or are deemed palliative and are on life support their organs will automatically be donated which is working much better then what is going on here in Canada and in the States. They have a higher rate of donors for this exact reason.
Selling human organs to the highest bidder is a practice which many think is carried out only in dark alleys. In reality, some people are bumped up on organ receiving lists through charitable contributions to hospitals. Practices like these are immoral and akin to actually selling an organ. The outright sale of an organ should never take place, and everyone is entitled to an equal opportunity for their life to be saved.
I believe in today's society people will rob, steal and murder if money is involved. The sale of human organs would be another means of these types of people to illegally or immorally obtain organs like by purchasing a kidney from a poor human. It is just a very bad idea to buy and sale human organs.