The Black Market Organ Trade Essay

1113 Words Sep 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Organ transplants have been around since the early history where in “ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese myths feature fanciful accounts of transplants performed by gods and healers” (History). Throughout time, science evolved and doctors around the world were able to advance in their skill of organ transplants. As medicine continued moving forward, so did the populations need for organs, therefore the black market organ trade began. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations put together a list of 30 basic human rights that apply globally called The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This list has been able to set rules and regulations in order to put global injustices that violate an individual’s personal rights to an end. The black market organ trade literally strips away the fact that your body is yours to do with as you please, and that nobody else has the right to your body. The black market organ trade violates Article 3 in the list of basic human rights. Article 3 states, “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person” by violating this right, it creates the global injustice we face today (The Universal Declaration). The black market organ trade is actually a complicated system going through the process of getting the organ to finally transplanting it to the receiver. However, the process of receiving an organ can occur in three ways. One of the three ways that the trade begins is that victims can either be forced or deceived to give up their…

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