Organ Donation and the Internet Argumentative Essay by Nursing

Organ Donation and the Internet
A discussion of the ethical considerations of procuring organs for transplantation via the Internet.
# 108947 | 1,313 words | 9 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper reviews the current state of organ donation and transplantation. The paper focuses on the use of the Internet to donate or procure an organ for transplantation and discusses the potential repercussions of using the Internet to solicit organ donation. The paper specifically focuses on the ethical considerations associated with procuring organs via the Internet.

Table of Contents:
Current State of Organ Transplantation
Use of Internet for Organ Donation
Ethical Issues of Internet Solicitation

From the Paper:

"A Colorado hospital after discovering that a scheduled transplant was the result of communication via the Internet, took the position that they would not perform any transplant that was established through commercial Internet sites until a public statement on the issue was made by a professional organization (OrganDonor.Gov, 2006). One viewpoint expressed by Wright and Campbell (2006), is that online recipients are fortunate to have found someone to donate an organ to them and this in no way affects those recipients on a waiting list that are sicker than the person receiving the organ. In fact, it actually helps the people behind them in the list as the recipient has been removed from the waiting list (Wright and Campbell)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • MatchingDonors. (n.d.). Retrieved October 30, 2007 from
  • National Kidney Foundation. (n.d.). 25 Facts About Organ Donation and Transplantation. Retrieved October 29, 2007 from
  • OrganDonor.Gov. (2006). Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation. Retrieved October 27, 2007 from
  • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. (2007). Retrieved November 3, 2007 from
  • Steinberg D. (2006). The allocation of organs donated by altruistic strangers. Annals of Internal Medicine, 145(3), 197-203. Retrieved October 27, 2007 from EBSCOhost database.

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

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MLA Format

"Organ Donation and the Internet" 07 November 2008. Web. 08 August. 2022. <>