Organ sales

United States
September 27, 2006 7:36pm CST
No, not keyboards, I mean human organs. It is generally accepted that organ donation is a good thing. Give some of yourself after you die to save a life. Hard for me to argue with that. But selling your orgoans to anyone is illegal. At least in America. I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. I know it's a bit tasteless to charge someone to save their life, but isn't saving their life more important than class? I'd like to hear thoughts on this.
3 responses
@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
10 Oct 06
i don't think i would donate my organs from my own initiative, but if my family needs it i'll do it, no doubt.
• United States
10 Oct 06
Thanks for replying Smooth. I understand your fellings. I personally would never consider selling my parts to save a life. I just don't see how it's right to make it illegal.. force
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
28 Sep 06
It's illeagal because people who buy organs from living donors sell them on the black market and both the donor and recipient has a chance of dying from infection due insterile or incompetent surgery procedures. Its a major problem for the medical industry...
• United States
7 Oct 06
Good answer but isn't the black market a product of restriction? I mean if something isn't illegal, why would you go to the black market? Hospitals keep pretty clean these days. If it were allowed and regulated, septic and poor practice wouldn't be an issue either. Thanks for responding, any other thoughts about it. Force
@1alyssa (758)
• United States
28 Sep 06
why would you want to sell your organs i wouldn't i want to donate them when i die but i would never want someone to have to pay for them it cost so much money for someone to have this done anyways i would not want to make it any harder on them something as little as money could cost someone their life
• United States
7 Oct 06
But that doesn't mean it should be illegal. And doctors, hospitals, ins. companies, pharm. companies all make money fromt he process, why not the organ provider? Thanks for responding. Force