Joanna Macay Organ Sales Will Save Lives Analysis

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“Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list”, the National Kidney Foundation is not playing around. Statistically speaking that is a lot of people in need of a vital organ. The author Joanna Macay talks about the need for organ donations in her Article “Organ Sales will Save Lives”. Macay disputes her case briefly when stating her thesis in the first paragraph. She goes on to give her opinion that the selling of organs should be built to become legal. More specifically the selling of kidneys. She presents a fact in order to grasp the audience 's attention. She conveys that most are dying to sell their kidneys. The quote sparked a curiosity in me and I started to search for the statististics. World Health Organization experts …show more content…
Macay turns down the idea of dialysis and talks about how dialysis is harsh and makes people tired. I found a problem with these claims. The effects of the treatment were not supported by evidence so I did some searching of my own. I found out dialysis does not put excessive stress on the body it is supposed to help the body function better. When we look at the effects of not having enough dialysis however, you start seeing the negative side effects of the renal failure. I discovered this when I took a glance at “How will I feel on Dialysis?”. This article warns , “Some signs that you may not be getting enough dialysis include: feeling weak and tired all the time.” The site even goes on to say that after the patents get accustomed to the dialysis they feel like they don 't even require the treatment anymore. Dialysis shouldn’t physically restrict you from participating in normal activities while in treatment. The author, although wrong with the effects of the treatment is correct in saying that the process is in fact time consuming. She shows neglect in shedding light on at-home treatments and dialysis you can have while you sleep. this segment shows the generalization of this treatment when leaving these few key facts out about different types of …show more content…
All of this is true but it is not so easy to afford all the medicine for the new kidney to survive. Most insurance plans do not cover the anti rejection drugs. Patents who receive a kidney transplant would have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to cover their medicine alone. I find the writer wrong in excluding the true cost of a kidney transplant. She doubts dialysis to be expensive but forgets to mention how costly a new organ can be. If that patent misses one ani resistant pill intake they are at high risk for the organ to be rejected. Unless you have an identical twin a kidney transplant is a serious thing. It is very costly just like

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