Organ Donation and Transplantation

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Organ donation and transplantation

Organ transplantation is a medical technology, in which organs or tissues that are no longer viable in the organs are replaced by parts of organs or tissues, from the living, the dead, or from animals. It is a complex issue that raises difficult ethical questions for which the Israeli society and the world still have not formed a solid opinion about. However, since medical technology has accustomed us to prolong our lives and in a healthy way and since we have been hearing over and over about the sanctity of life, organ transplantation is a means to keep us alive and well. The ethical problems lie within the religious beliefs and the fear that organs will become products for sale and everything that the latter implies. I believe that the donation of organs for transplantation is a humane way to save lives and should be encouraged all over the world. I will argue that the donation of organs must be considered as any other medical method to save lives. I will give examples of families and patients who suffer while the waiting lists are getting longer and their chances to recover are getting lesser. I will also discuss the ethical and religious aspects of the issue. Finally I will emphasize the sanctity of life and the importance of the donation of organs for transplantation. I will also mention that the right to be buried whole isn't always valid when compared to saving someone's life. Organ transplantation is the surgical removal of an organ or tissues from one person - the donor- and placing it in another person -the recipient. Most donated organs and tissues are from people who have died. But, a living person can also donate some organs. The decision whether or not to donate organs and tissues for transplantation is an ethical decision. Some people choose not to decide about the issue because they don't have all the facts and information on the issue especially when it comes to their religious beliefs. People...
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