Essay about Organ Procurement And Human Rights
A study conducted at the University of Chicago by Alberto Abadie and Sebastien Gay, over organ transplantation systems, came to the conclusion that about eighteen people die a day due to the failure of receiving organs. That is eighteen lives that could be saved by healthy organs of a deceased person!
Farrell, Price, and Quigley have argued that the “number of heart-beating donors have reduced as a result of fewer young people dying of severe head injury or catastrophic events, such as road-traffic accidents” (4). With less heart-beating donations the organ shortage is actually becoming a problem now (Farrell, Price, and Quigley 4). Organ shortage is not only a problem in the UK, it is a problem for most countries with a “developed organ donation and transplantation systems” all over the world (Farrell, Price, and Quigley 4).
According to Glaser, “In countries with presumed consent laws, there is a higher procurement rate for organs than in countries without these laws” (21). Presumed consent helps match the…