Organ Transplants

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Organ Transplants
By: Ashleigh Scalf
Some people over the years have always had different views on organ transplants. Either they are ethical and this procedure saves lives, or it's wrong and is killing people, and the doctors make rash decisions when it comes to a patient and a donor. Imagine the feeling of knowing that you saved someone's life. Thousands of people are waiting for the perfect match to arrive so they can live a happy, Healthy, and normal life outside of a hospital. Organ Transplantation is a long and hard process that many people have to encounter. Giving someone a second chance at life, what could be better than knowing you saved someone's life. That's what organ donation can give you.The need for organs is constantly growing,
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From there on doctors have attempted different transplants. "Many major medical obstacles had to be overcome before organ transplantation could be attempted. One of the first was the needed to successfully join blood vessels. Since removing one organ and replacing it with another requires cutting and rejoining blood vessels, organ transplantation was considered impossible before this technique was perfected." (Durrett, Deanne. Organ Transplants. San Diego: Lucent, 1993. Print). Some stories Kyree was born with Hirschsprung's disease. This caused her to need 4 organ transplants of the small and large intestines, the pancreas and the liver. She didn't have much energy so she wasn't attending school at the time. She wasn’t able to do many things, she had to carry a book bag around with her that had IV bottles in it because she couldn’t receive nutrients on her own.” (Smydo). People like Kyree have a hard life, and their are people who can help. Becoming an organ donor is very easy and takes little time, it's as simple as saying yes or no when you renew your permit or license. Or by going online and enrolling in your state's donor registry. Transplants are a very expensive route to take, but they are needed. Many families have big cost due to transplants because there is so much time and tools needed for the surgery to happen. One there is more than one …show more content…
"Humans have been exposed to pig viruses in numerous cell-to-cell contacts. Pig skin has been used for decades to cover serious burns, pig pancreatic islet cells are implanted to treat diabetes, and pig livers periodically serve as bridges for patients waiting for donor livers. Pig kidneys have been employed for external dialysis and spleens used in attempts at immunotherapy. Several hundred people have been given implants of pig neural tissue to treat them for neurological damage or disease including Parkinson's." (Egendorf, Laura K., ed. Medical Ethics. Michigan: Thomas Corporation, 2005. Print). Also animals have been abused during the process of organ transplants. Commercial companies are conducting Xenotransplantation because they want a profit. This kind of research is very expensive just for the genetically manipulated animal organs alone. It is $6 billion estimated for selling these organs. These companies are abusing animals day after day just for a mere profit. they also sell drugs such as Cyclosporin (Egendorf). Many people think that doctors can only use human organs in other human organs for the transplant to succeed. But they are wrong, some doctors do use animal organs when there are no matches found for a single person. Or if their injuries are severe. There have been pig hearts and kidneys that have been successfully transplanted into a human and they

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