Stem Cell Research And Transplantation

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From the beginning of 2011 to the end of 2013, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research reported over 22,000 successful transplants creating a massive introduction to and excitement in the field of stem cell research and transplants (SCCA Transplant Program "Exceeds Expectations"). Stem cell research is the research of stem cell harvesting, from aborted fetuses or a patient’s body, as a possible cure. Stem cells are used throughout the body to resemble similar tissue cells. This process begins the healing of a patient due to the now functional previously damaged tissue. Stem cells are different from other cells due to their constant cell division and they can be “controlled” and have the ability to take perform special …show more content…
The stem cells or embryonic cells “can be harvested for treatment use from the cellular blastocyst. The harvesting or “stealing” of these cells results in the end of life for the “innocent human beings.”’(Siegel, Andrew). When it comes to stem cell use and where they are acquired from is a big debate between many doctors, scientists and citizens. The real question is from who, what, why, and legal and many people believe that it should be legal due to a belief that conception is the creation of a life and using stem cells from an aborted fetus ruins that. ESCR (embryonic stem cell research) is argued to be a motive that is unfair as well as the debate on whether it should be declared illegal due to the possible death, pain and unfair treatment to all involved ("Ten Problems with Embryonic Stem Cell Research."). It explains the reasons and beliefs of the other party. An additional concern of the opposing part is that fact that, "Humans should not be trying to play God and some argue that stem cell research in the far future can lead to knowledge on how to clone humans. It is hard to say whether this is true, but we have seen devastating consequences of other research-programs, even with good intentions, such as nuclear research (Stem Cell Research-Pros and Cons). The quote explains the human fear behind the matter of stem cell research. Even though there is …show more content…
Because lives are saved, families are given hope, and a non-curable disease is possibly cured, stem cell research and transplantations are moral practices. For certain groups of American citizens, stem cell research is not a moral or safe practice because it gives “godly” powers to humans, foreshadows the eventual human clones and uses cells from innocent human babies. The counterargument is not valid because it expresses the fear and has no valid point. Additionally, the point that stem cells are using previously destroyed tissue cells to benefit another is being overlooks. Stem cell transplantation and research has the potential of growing in a valuable medical practice that can diminish human suffering and prolong human life as a

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