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    Asia when it comes to organ transplantation, the combination of its relatively new cutting edge health care system and a pro-organ donation public keeps supplies relatively plentiful. But on the other hand, despite Japan’s cheap costs for health care and its centralized universal insurance the state of organ transplantation in the country is abysmal as the huge organ shortage keeps organ transplantation to as low as 10 heart transplants a year compare to Taiwan’s 500 transplants for just one…

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    of lifesaving organs. There is a waiting list of over 650,000 people just waiting to receive lifesaving organs. This list is accumulated data from across the United States. Of this amount, almost sixty percent of this number are people waiting for kidney transplants. The only problem is that there are not enough people willing to donate their kidneys to strangers. It does not seem fair that the pharmaceutical and insurance companies are the only ones who reap the benefits of organ donation.…

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    “Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list”, the National Kidney Foundation is not playing around. Statistically speaking that is a lot of people in need of a vital organ. The author Joanna Macay talks about the need for organ donations in her Article “Organ Sales will Save Lives”. Macay disputes her case briefly when stating her thesis in the first paragraph. She goes on to give her opinion that the selling of organs should be built to become legal. More specifically the…

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    Ethics Of Organ Donation

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    ORGAN DONATION : IS IT ETHICAL ? Name : Chan Wei Chuen Matrics No.: SEZ150110 INTRODUCTION In 1954, first organ transplant had successfully occur at Brigham Hospital in Boston. What is organ donation? Organ donation is a process of transferring an organ or a part of organ from one person which known as donor to another person for the purpose of transplantation. Donated organ is for the patient with damaged organ that need to replace. To become an organ donor, blood and…

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    Baby Theresa Case Study

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    morally correct to save another life, knowing that your own can’t be saved. In the case of Baby Theresa in 1992, a newborn infant who suffered with anencephaly, parents, Laura Campo and Justin Pearson, decided that they wanted to donate their child 's organs upon hearing that their newborn wouldn’t survive for too long. Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in the formation of a baby’s neural tube development. There is an absence of a major part of the brain, skull, and scalp that, normally,…

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    Berawan Culture Analysis

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    Additionally, instead of one culturally specific system, there are many appropriate methods for funerals, and two of these central aspects are “embalming,” and “organ transplant.” Based on the words of Metcalf, embalming is a funerary process in which a corpse is maintained through synthetic devices. To embalm, the organs and fluids of the corpse are removed and replaced by preservers such as waxes and formaldehyde. The body is reconstructed through stitching and stuffing, with dye infused…

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    Regenerative Medicine Essay

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    a deer can regenerate its antlers (Vezina). How amazing would it be if humans had this ability too? By studying these animals, scientists are trying to figure out how to alter human DNA to enable us to repair or regrow our own cells, tissues and organs as well.…

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    the Organ? Introduction In 1984, the federal government passed the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) which established the framework for a national system of organ transplantation. Under NOTA, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) are responsible for formulating organ allocation policies and is administered by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Deciding who receives donated organs is not always easy and clear-cut. The final decision as to who receives an organ…

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    Organ Allocation Ethics

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    Organ Allocation is a field of bioethics that is always at great debate and consistently being updated in accordance to new information obtained through daily research. The decisions brought forth to those in deciding organizations are expansive and ethically thought-provoking. The list is heavily sided to those in need versus those that give. Ethical treatment of the organs is of the upmost urgency. These are noted as lifesaving elements and should be treated justly and with reverence. Those in…

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    a heart that is usually used to create more time of life until a transplant can be performed, also known as an artificial heart. An artificial heart creates more time to a heart transplant but it can also be a permanent substitution of the biological one. An artificial heart is very hard to receive, a patient must seriously be ill or about to die before it can even be considered. It is a very costly procedure and the whole transplant itself is very complicated and intense on the body. The…

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