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    346). Parfit proceeds to give a hypothetical example of himself (a paraplegic) and his twin brother (who had recently died) to say if his head were to be grafted onto his brother’s body, his brain would control the body of his deceased brother. Parfit states that those who believe identity matters, would say to not complete the surgery because either he would die, his brother would awake mistakenly believing he is Parfit, or an unknown person could emerge from surgery. All of these results keep the identity of the person awakening from surgery at the forefront. However, Parfit sees the identity of the person is not important, and that he who is emerging from surgery would not only believe he was Parfit, but be psychologically and have memories like Parfit, therefore a continued life of his brain; therefore the resulting person of this experiment would indeed be him, and ultimately agrees that the bodily criterion should be…

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    type of cell, such as neurons or red blood cells. This ability makes stem cell research an important aspect of finding cures or new treatments to common diseases. Researchers manipulate stem cells to treat common diseases by carrying out stem cell transplants. These transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, infuse healthy stem cells into the patient’s body to replace damaged or disease ridden ones. The stem cells can come from the patient, a relative of the patient (related…

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    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 doctors…

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    However, an average of 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can 't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.” Over the course of twenty-two years from 1991 to 2013, the number of people in need of organ transplants have dramatically increased from 23,198 to over 121,000. In the same span of time, the number of transplants and donors have only doubled. Xenotransplantation and organ engineering may be full of potential, but they are still premature and time is a factor. …

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    Special consideration for oncology and organ transplant patients. Oncology is a discipline in medicine that involves cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. An oncology patient is an individual suffering from any form of cancer and is undergoing treatment (Lanzkowsky, 2011). Organ transplant is a procedure in medicine that involves removing a body organ from the donor and being placed in the body of the recipient so as to replace a missing or damaged organ (Farber & Abrahams, 2009).…

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    someone to give you a body part that you are in dire need of. Your life depends on one organ, but you are on a waiting list with thousands of people ahead of you. Every year in the United States, thousands of people die waiting to receive an organ. It is illegal to buy and sell organs in the United States, and people are so desperate for organs they turn to the black market for organs. A new process for organ transplantation is needed in the U.S. so we can increase the amount of organs we have…

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    children as well as adults. In Albania, doctors working for a terrorist group were taking organs from Serbs kidnapped in Kosovo and Metohija. The bodies were dumped in an abandoned mine shaft and in a swamp (“Illegal Organ”). Recently a woman in Nepal was burned to death for attempting to steal a child intended for the organ trade. A number of children have gone missing recently in this area and police believe it is the work of organized crime groups involved with the black market organ trade…

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    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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    Should organ transplants be performed? Organ donation is a process that surgically removes an organ or a tissue from one person to another who is capable of receiving and utilizing the organ. In the 18th century, the first organ transplants occurred, but the process solely consisted of transplanting an organ from an animal to a human. The surgeries that the doctors performed resulted in failure; the patients died in a few days or during the surgery (Human and Health services). Animal organs do…

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    ABOUT LIVER TRANSPLANTATION What is a liver transplant? A liver transplant is a procedure performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. During the liver transplantation surgery, the surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy one. The surgery generally takes 4 - 12 hours to perform, and patients stay in the hospital for up to 3 weeks after the surgery. Most patients return to normal or near-normal activities 6 - 12 months following the…

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