health,organ transplants

@pondadog (101)
United States
March 31, 2007 11:10pm CST
Should people be allowed to sell their organs for transplant...like a kidney? It is already a black market process in some Third World countries. Proponents have suggested a kidney would bring in the neighborhood of $60-70,000 dollars to the donor. An interesting concept to say the least...what do you think???
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7 responses
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Wow! they pay that kind of money for organs, They can have one of my Kindneys. LOL. but seriously I had plan on donating my to who ever needs it when I am gone. I have arrange that on My liscense. organ donater.
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@samrat16 (2442)
• India
1 Apr 07
Yes, People should be allowed to seel their organs as it's their wish to get profit from place where they want to. I know I may be wrong but this is the way I feel . In many hospitals in India different organs are been stolen and then sold then it's better to take out those organs from people who really want to make money out of them other than people who are innocent and being robbed by taking out their organs . I think buying organs or getting them from a donar is good idea then buying it from hospitals who would have cheated somebody.
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
8 Apr 07
Thanks for choosing my response as Best R .
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@deepti15 (1190)
• India
1 Apr 07
Well you are analysing only one side of the coin. Just imagine a person who is going to die if he does not get a kidney in time and also the person who is going to die of hunger if he does not get the money to feed himself or his family. I do agree that making it a black market buisness is not right but the need of the dying person and hungry family are both very much justified. What do you say?
• United States
6 Apr 07
I don't think we should have to pay for the organs, my goodness that is saying that only the rich can afford to have the transplants and the underprivileged would have to die due to their inadequancies of not having the funds. I disagree with this concept completely.
@pondadog (101)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Well hello Reality...The rich are about the only ones that can afford the transplants ..either they have the money 0r have the high priced insurance..the poor can't afford either...and unless its a profile case to further some one's agenda..in most instances, the poor won't get the help they need or will die waiting for it...
@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
11 Apr 07
I could not realy comment whether it is right or wrong, every person must figure it out for him/herself. I can comment on the consequenses. If you remove one of your healthy organs, you stand a greater chance of being affected later in life. Also concider when you give an organ and your own fail, no backup. to remove a n organ also means follow up treatment and the donar is not always better off after the operation. I klnow this because I need a kidney transplant and all in my family has offered to donate one but I refused after learning of the consequenses. I also know in my country that not every person is allowed to donate. The state has to give permission and if your future is at risk, then you are not allowed to donate. The state looks first of all at the interest of the donor before concidering the recipient.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
6 Apr 07
well its definitely a topic of debate whether the organs should be donated or not, the life of a person can be saved by organ donation if the person is loosing his or her life, but unfortunately it has become a dirty business, so everything here has its own pros and cons
@Bell88 (370)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
I don't know if it is right or not. but if people really need to sell their kidney in order to survive i guess it is their choice. Otherwise who is going to drop a pile of money on them?