The Pros And Cons Of Organ Donation

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Organ Donation, only two hundred one thousand, four hundred and fifty-nine people are registered at death since 1988 and only one hundred fifty-two thousand and ninety people were living donors since 1988. Compared to the amount of people who died with organs that are donatable, that's not much and the amount of living donors compared to the amount of living people right now is three hundred twenty-five million, seven hundred sixty-two thousand, seven hundred and ten the amount of living donors is only 21.4190748899% of the population. It seems many people that can donate don’t know all the facts of organ donation. Even though some people believe stuff they view on television, television writers usually over exaggerate things. Despite advances…show more content…
Financial, political, social, or celebrity status are not considered when determining who receives an organ. Most major religions in the United States support organ and tissue donation, considering it one of the highest forms of giving to and caring for others. Donors can still have open casket funerals, and organ donation doesn't cost the donor's family any money. Donors are needed for all races and ethnic groups. Transplant success rates increase when organs are matched between members of the same ethnic background. There are many myths that people still believe about organ donation. Many of these myths come from television, movies, and ignorance. There are certain things that can keep me from being an organ donor such as age, illness or physical defects. In fact each person’s medical condition is evaluated at the time of their death to determine what organs and tissues are viable for donation. People living with chronic diseases or those who have a history of cancer or other serious diseases are still encouraged to join the donor registry. I am too old to be a…show more content…
The first priority of a medical professional is to save lives when sick or injured people come to the hospital. Organ and tissue donation isn’t even considered or discussed until after death is declared. Typically, doctors and nurses involved in a person’s care before death are not involved in the recovery or transplantation of donated corneas, organs or tissues, since they usually do not have the knowledge or the ability to get the tools. An individual must also be in a hospital, on a ventilator and pronounced brain dead in order to donate organs. The Gift of Life Donor Program is not notified until life-saving efforts have failed and the transplant team is not notified by Gift of Life until permission has been given by the deceased’s family. If you are rich or a celebrity, you can move up the waiting list more quickly. Severity of illness, time spent waiting, blood type and match potential are the factors that determine your place on the waiting list. A patient’s income, race or social status are never taken into account in the allocation process. After donating an organ or tissue, a closed casket funeral is the only option. Organ procurement organizations treat each donor with the utmost respect and dignity, allowing a donor’s body to be viewed in an open casket funeral. My family will be charged

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