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    Organ Shortage

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    80 patients every day receive life-saving organs from transplants. Unfortunately, the demand for transplant organs is higher than what can be provided by donors. According to the National Institute of Health in early 2011, more than 110,00 patients were on a nationwide waiting list to receive an organ as a result of organ shortages (NIH para. 4). It is estimated that, on average, twenty two patients die each day due to complications that arise while waiting for a new organ (United “At a Glance”). Sadly, getting an organ is only half of the battle; the human immune system is programmed to attack all foreign bodies. This makes it problematic for patients who receive organ transplants to recover from the surgery and…

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    Organ Donor

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    Why You Should Be an Organ Donor Everyday approximately twenty-one people die while waiting for a transplant (Citation). Being an organ donor can impact and save countless lives. What many people do not know about being an organ donor is that they can still have an open casket funeral; donation is only considered after a patient has passed away, and they can save many lives. Donors can still have an open casket funeral which is another worry to some. This is a common misconception as well.…

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    Ethics Of Organs On Chips

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    having practically the identical connection to human genes. Organ-on-a chip designs take time and there are always possibilities to stop it from working. At the end of the day, mice can mimic human genes effectively. How could organs-on-a-chip ever beneficially cure diseases in comparison to animal testing? To be precise, organs-on-a-chip will soon be one of the most operational and constructive chips to discover cures. Harvard University researchers, such as Kit Parker and Johan Ulrik Lind,…

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    Organ Transplants

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    Organ Transplants By: Ashleigh Scalf Some people over the years have always had different views on organ transplants. Either they are ethical and this procedure saves lives, or it's wrong and is killing people, and the doctors make rash decisions when it comes to a patient and a donor. Imagine the feeling of knowing that you saved someone's life. Thousands of people are waiting for the perfect match to arrive so they can live a happy, Healthy, and normal life outside of a hospital. Organ…

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    Organ donation is the process through which human organs are obtained for transplant surgery (Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia). The primary reason a person becomes an organ donor is to give a gift of life to someone. According to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) 121,524 people are awaiting for the lifesaving organ transplant. Of those, 77,096 people are active on waiting list. There is presently an organ shortage crisis in the United States. On average, 22 patients die each day…

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    Legalizing Human Organs

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    Should the Market for Human Organs be legalized? Canada today is a country where hundreds of people die waiting for an organ transplant, according to Michael Friscolanti’s article, “Will sell organs for cash”. There have been laws in Canada that object the purchase of human organs, but surely do not have any objection with the donation of organs (Friscolanti, “Will sell organs for cash”). The selling of human organs should be allowed at certain scenarios to have less people die waiting for an…

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    Organ transplants have saved many lives and people who had organ issues. An organ transplant is when one alive or deceased patient allows doctors to remove an organ or tissue from their body and reconnect it into someone else’s body who needs it to survive. People need organs for a variety of reasons including illness and injury (MedlinePlus). Organ transplants have emerged and have become much more popular in the last 30 years. In 2009, 28,465 people received an organ from a kidney to a new set…

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    Legalizing Organ Sales

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    Mrs. Matz English 120 Should It Be Legal To Sell Organs If your loved ones were faced with a life or death situation you would do everything in your power to help them. “The easy answer to this would be yes but thousands of people are dying every year because there just is not enough organs to be transplanted” (Donate Life California). There are hundreds of thousands of people in need of life-saving organ transplants, but the waiting list is so long, that human organ sales should be legal.…

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    Organ Donation Plan

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    A Plan For Organ Transplant Lists Organ transplants are a critical part in the medical field and in people’s lives. There are individuals who are depending on an organ transplant to survive. According to The United Network for Organ Sharing, there are approximately 122,000 people that are currently waiting to receive an organ (Transplant Trends). There are kids that only have weeks, days or possibly hours before they die unless they get a donated heart or other organ that helps to keep the…

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    Organ Shortage

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    and Combating the Horrors of the Organ Shortage The bottom line is that there are not enough organs available for the increasing amount of people who need them. Ever since the first ever organ transplant in 1954, people have been able to give and receive the gift of life, an organ, prolonging and saving the lives of thousands of people; and, with arising medical and technological innovations such as immunosuppressive drugs, organ transplantation is conducted in over ninety countries today, as…

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