The waiting list for donated organs today is over 90,000 people. Each day about 77 people get the organ transplant that gives them a second chance, while 17 or more die waiting for a donated organ. “In 2005, more than 28,000 patients in the United States received organ transplants from a record 7,593 deceased donors and another 6,901 living donors.” (Caplan, 2005, page 1) Many people do not believe that they should donate their organs to anyone after they die. Organs that are donated have to match the donor precisely. Their weight, physical size and proportions along with their emotional state of mind are put through multiple tests. The chances of their body rejecting the organ donated are high.
Heart disease is the number one killer in other countries as well as the United States at this time. By cloning healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have been damaged, scientists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims. Scientists believe that technology could be used to reverse heart attacks.
The world today as we know it, would change dramatically if the cloning of vital organs were possible; by cloning organs such as livers, kidneys, hearts, and lungs, people would not suffer and could possibly be saved or cured. “Human cloning would solve the problem of... [continues]
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