Organ Transplants Should Not Be An Organ Donation Essay

1081 Words Jan 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Today in the United States thousands of people are currently waiting for various types of organ transplants. The need for organ donors is much larger than the number of people who sign up to donate organs. Choosing to be an organ donor, or making the decision when a loved one passes to donate his or her organs, is a much needed resource for those patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant. At least 18 people die each day waiting for a vital organ and every ten minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Robert E. Lee was in fact correct that the only two days a person physically can not control are the day of ones birth and then the day of one 's death. Through the process of organ donation people can give life to those who on the other hand would die. People can give back a life to those 124,000 people who are just counting on the gift of life. The experiments of organ transplantation in the humans’ body began in the 18th century. There are numerous failures experienced by the scientists over the years. The successful organ transplant had been done by the mid of 20th century. On December 23,1954, the first successful living-related kidney transplant led by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume at Brigham Hospital in Boston. (Woolf 2004). During the last 50 years the success from organ transplants have been astonishing. In the late 1970s the discovery of the medicine cyclosporine made organ transplantations a lifesaving advancement. The use of cyclosporine has…

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