The Benefits Of Selling Organs

951 Words 4 Pages
Right now, about “199,848 United States citizens need a lifesaving organ transplant. Of those 199,848, there are at least 77,236 candidates on the active waiting list,” states the United Network for Organ Sharing’s article, “Data: At A Glance” (1). Whether it is a heart, a kidney, a liver, or a lung, most of these candidates do not receive the organ they desperately need. “Data: AT a Glance also states that from “January to October of 2016, only 13,066 donors were able to give an organ” to save someone 's life (1). That leaves 64,170 candidates with non functioning organs. So, where are the other 64,170 organs found? The most leading method would be for the United States to legalize the selling of organs. This will give an individual an additional …show more content…
Every individual should have control and respect for his or her own body in every way possible. For example, many people get their ears pierced, and many people get tattoos. They have the right to do what they want to do with their bodies; therefore, if it was legal, selling organs should be acceptable too. In Sigrid F. Revere’s article, “The Right To Sell Organs”, she states, “unless individuals make their contrary wishes clearly known, the government will take possession of their organs and use them as they see fit” (1). In most cases, the government will decide to donate healthy organs to active members are the transplant list, but there are also times when they will donate the organs strictly to science. To be on the safe side, it is best to know if someone is willing to give consent to donate your organs or not, so they do not end up going somewhere …show more content…
Many people all over the world illegally sell their spare kidney online for quite a lot of money because the need for organs is growing at such a rapid pace. As technology improves, transplants have the potential to help more people live longer, healthier lives; however, the demand for organs grows while the supply never tends to catch up. One solution to this problem is to allow the sale of human organs. Individuals in search of a kidney or part of a liver could pay a willing seller for his or her organ. It would increase the motivation of donating organs in general. In Richard Knox’s article, “Should We Legalize the Market for Human Organs?,” he states,”Those who favored buying and selling organs went from 44 percent to 60 percent. But those opposed inched up only 4 points, from 27 to 31 percent” (1). Many people tend to favor the idea that they can possible help benefit someone’s life and earn a bit or profit while doing

Related Documents