Benefits And Benefits Of Living Donation Essay

754 Words May 1st, 2016 4 Pages
There are benefits to living donation which include:
- The donation can be pre-arranged, allowing the patient to begin taking anti-rejection drugs in advance, thereby increasing the chances of success.
- There are often better matches between donors and recipients with living donation, because many donors are genetically related to the recipient.
- Psychological benefits for both the donors and recipients (the feeling of pride, spiritual satisfaction and heroism from the joy of giving a gift of life to a relative, a friend or to another fellow human being on the part of the donor).
The drawbacks to this procedure include:
- Health consequences including pain, discomfort, bleeding and potential future health complications.
- Psychological consequences like family pressure, guilt or resentment.
- Situations where patients have advocates working in favour of their best interests, but donors do not have such advocates and can be faced with and overwhelming and complicated process with no one to turn to for guidance or advice.
People donate organs for various reasons from financial incentives, to non-financial incentives such as medical leave or special insurance for living donors.
One argument on the aspect of financial incentives is that experts believe that buying and selling human organs is an immoral and disrespectful practice and will appeal to the socio-economically disadvantaged people causing them to overlook the possible drawbacks, and on the other hand, wealthy…

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