The following report contains a summary of the arguments for and against the commercialization of transplants found in the research. Formulation on the position of which the debate of whether or not the sale of organs should be permitted is presented. There is the defense of moral judgment with a moral argument along with the identification of the moral principle that is appealing to the moral argument. Followed by, the normative theory that best supports the conclusion. Determination of the considerations for and the process of ethical business decision making to balance corporate and social responsibilities and address moral, economic, and legal concerns are presented. Analysis selected business situations using the predominant ethical theories, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to guide ethical business decision making are also addressed.
II. Summary of the Arguments For and Against the Commercialization of Transplants Found in the Research: Summary of arguments for the commercialization of transplant organs found in research would be to save lives of the people who are ailing with their own organs and need a transplant to keep on living. This point touches an ethical and emotional argument of who is worthy to receive treatment first. This of course, should not be the case, since all individuals have the right to live no matter what status or economic level they find themselves. One very unfair argument is famous actors or singers receive transplant organs first, while others wait for a long time or die waiting in the process. (Coleman, 1996) Is this fair that just because they have a better status or are wealthier they are bumped up and are given priority? For example, both Larry Hagman (actor) and David Crosy(singer) from”Crosby, Stills & Nash”only waited a couple of weeks for a new liver. Is it ethical for celebrities to cut ahead of the line?
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