The Effects Of Organ Donation

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Having a loved one pass away can be a traumatic experience, but it is also an opportunity to help someone struggling to hold on to their life. Not only can they continue to live on through someone else, but they could save many lives. Not only could they save many lives, but they could improve up to 50 people’s lives (Consumer Health).
One of the newest medical procedures is organ transplants. Rather than making patients wait three years for a transplant, hospitals can utilize this technique. It could greatly diminish the time frame in which patients have a small chance of procuring an organ they need (Shafer et al.). However; there are also major concerns involving organ donations and transplants, such as the risk of infections worming their
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Although the number of recipients of organ donations is increasing, so is the number of people in need of organs. With one person being added to the national waiting list every 12 minutes, the number of Americans in need of organs is dramatically increasing over time, and there are not enough organs to give to all of these people (Organ Donation Facts). Not enough Americans are donating their organs, so about twenty-two out of all the people who die each day were waiting for an organ transplant (Data). If more people donated their organs the number of people dying each day because they don’t receive the organs they need would drastically decrease. Organ donations could cure patients who die every day from infections and diseases. The donation of organs would allow the living to experience life to its fullest, without having to worry about dying from organ failure such as, double kidney …show more content…
Organ donors and their families can receive many benefits after confirming they are organ donors. One of these benefits is money. If someone agrees to give up their organs after death, they can receive tax donations as an “in-kind reward of payment of federal expenses”(Dennis). Another one of these benefits is preferred status on the organ donation list (Dennis). Therefore, if an organ donor is in need of an organ they will have a greater likelihood of obtaining the organ than someone who is not.
One of the plus sides of the law is, “The presumed consent law was associated with increased organ donation rates” (Rithalia et al.). More people in need of organs will be able to get them in a more timely manner. Doctors and nurses try their best to keep the patient alive, but if they patient dies and they are a donor the donation process

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