Selling of Human Organisms
Selling of human organs needs to be legalized. Legalizing human organ sales in the country will result in many benefits. Currently, in the nation, almost 90,000 people await organ transplant. In these 90,000 people about 80, 000 awaits liver or a kidney transplant. Approximately 60,000 people would have died by next year as a result of waiting for organs. For example, various hospital records show that about 35 people die daily waiting for the transplant for organs. This is a pathetic situation for the patients awaiting organ transplant. These numbers of the dead people in the nation raise significant concerns (Healy, 2010). Therefore, legalizing human organ selling is one of the methods of saving human lives in the country.
If blood, semen, medical trial volunteers as we as the eggs donors are frequently compensated, the same principles need to apply in the selling of organs. Since the law recognizes organ donation right, then it needs to recognize the selling of organs as well. For the instant, about 20,000 patients receive donated kidneys out of 80,000 patients waiting for the kidney transplant (Price, 2000). Therefore, legalizing of an organ transplant can result in many people donating their organs with an assurance of compensation (Price, 2000).
Legalizing organ transplant will enable the poor to get organs at a fairer cost. Donating organs to all patients in need of them is hard. There is need to have a law that supports the important human organ trade (Healy, 2010). The doctor requires to know the organ donor before any transplant and understand whether the owner consented and received their compensation.
The black market will be destroyed through the legalization of selling of the human organs. Black market regularly exploits the poor. Taking advantage of their condition, the middlemen offer a small amount of cash to the poor and keep considerable profits to themselves(Price, 2000). At the same time, the donors are not guaranteed any post-operation care. Although the law has restricted organ donation to relatives only, it is clear that a procedure cannot be banned due to lack of a transplant organ. The patients look for help from the black market (Healy, 2010).
Healy, K. (2010). Last best gifts: Altruism and the market for human blood and organs. University of Chicago Press.
Price, D. (2000). Legal and ethical aspects of organ transplantation. Cambridge University Press.