Organs Of The Human Body Essay

1211 Words Nov 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Organs play a vital role within the human body. They perform specific roles, that keep us healthy and living. When an organ fails, the body has a limited amount of time before a severe illness or death occurs. Hundredths of thousands of people need organs around the world. However, the demand for organs is greater than the supply. A study shows that although ninety-eight percent of adults’ support organ donation, only forty eight percent are signed up to donate organs (U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation). Due to the shortage of a needed resource, the government should allow people to sell their organs on a market to meet its growing demand.
Currently the only way to legally receive organs is through organ transplantation. The process proves itself to be drastically slow. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, there is a national computer system with strict standards in place to make sure ethical and fair distribution of organs. The organs are matched by blood and tissue type, size, medical urgency, and geographic location. Every ten minutes someone is added to the list of transplantations. On average, about twenty-two people die each day while waiting for an organ transplantation. The system we have in place is not meeting the needs of organ’s growing demand, therefore a change is needed (United Network of Organ Sharing).
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