Organ Transplant Act Pros And Cons

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On October 19, 1984 the United States Congress approved the National Organ Transplant Act. It established the framework for the U.S. organ transplant system. The National Organ Transplant Act has served as a model for development of other transplant networks worldwide. This act outlawed the sale of human organs and provided for the establishment of the task force on organ transplantation. Congress authorized the department of health and human services to make grants for the planning, establishment, and initial operation of qualified Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs); and established the formation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. It was sponsored by Rep. Al Gore and…show more content…
This cause the organ market to now become a commercial market. Organs were ranging up to $10,000 with a $2,000-$5,000 commission fee. The National Organ Transplant Act made it illegal to compensate organ donors for their donation, but didn’t prevent payment for other forms of denotation such as sperm and egg cells. When it comes to ethics people believe that if organ transplantation is a commercial process, incentives for the poor would be created to manipulate them into being more willing to donate. Sometimes the poor are so desperate for money that they are willing to do anything to earn it. Selling organs for money can be viewed as a form of slavery. Instead of buying humans for slavery you’re buying their body parts. This isn’t a way humans should be treated. It’s dehumanizing and this shouldn’t be viewed as a type of…show more content…
This article appeared in an online news portal in Bangladesh. People were posting ads saying “I want to sell my kidney for money. Blood group B+. I am from Dhaka. I am in good condition.” As stated before the National Organ Transplant Act acted as a model for other countries to put their own act into place regarding organ donation. Bangladesh has their own Bangladesh’s Organ Transplant Act of 1999 that prohibits organ transplant unless the donor is a patient’s parent, spouse, child, sibling, or other blood relative such as an aunt or uncle. Having an act like this make people desperate and if they have the money they are willing to buy whatever organ they need. This also encourage people to sell their organs for money because they can’t donate them like we are allowed to in the United States. Not only is this illegal, but people are putting their health at risk buying organs on a black market. This should make the people of Bangladesh reconsider their organ transplant act they have in place to one that is similar to the United

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