The Ethical Issues Of Organ Donations Essay
This position paper discusses the ethical issues encompassing organ donations which stem from the massive organ donation shortage. There should be incentives regulated by the government to help decrease the organ shortage and save lives that are lost daily.
There are essentially two types of organ donations, heart beating and non-heart beating. Organs are either obtained from patients that are considered brain dead or donation after cardiac death (DCD).
Over ninety countries worldwide currently regard brain death as an acceptable standard for death. At present, efforts to increase organ donation in China for instance are concentrated on donation after cardiac death (DCD) as opposed to brain death because of their…