Ethical Issues Surrounding Organ Donation Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Ethical Issues Surrounding Organ Donation
A look at some of the ethical issues surrounding organ donation.
# 59984 | 1,192 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Jul 11, 2005 in Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper examines how organ transplantation is one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine and how it gives thousands of people another chance at life through the selflessness of others. It looks at how numerous studies have concluded that educating the population about organ donation is crucial to increase the number of donors and how, all in all, organ donation is absolutely ethical because it saves thousands of lives per year.

From the Paper:

"There are currently 83,554 patients waiting for an organ transplant ("U.S. Transplantation Data" 1). Each year in the United States approximately 200,000 people die under circumstances in which organ donation could have been an option but that option was not taken. Out of these potential donors, only 20% actually donate (Siminoff & Saunders-Sturm, 245). These lost opportunities are underscored by the following statistics: Every 30 minutes a new name is added to the transplant waiting list. An average of six people per day die awaiting organ transplants. One donor can help save the lives of as many as 25 transplant patients."

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