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The sale of human organs should be legalized.

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Topic: The sale of human organs should be legalized.

Every day, eighteen people die waiting for an organ transplant. Today, more than 113,000 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant. Organ transplants are a feat of modern medicine, in which a failing organ from one person is replaced by a healthy organ from a donor. Nearly any organ can be transplanted, including kidneys, corneas, lungs, liver, skin, and pancreases.
When a patient’s organ is failing, the individual is placed on a waitlist for a new organ. As organs become available, a matching system distributes the organs based on criteria such as genetic compatibility, location, and condition of the new organ.

Round 1
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Every day, eighteen people die waiting for an organ transplant. Today, more than 113,000 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant. Organ transplants are a feat of modern medicine, in which a failing organ from one person is replaced by a healthy organ from a donor. Nearly any organ can be transplanted, including kidneys, corneas, lungs, liver, skin, and pancreases.
When a patient’s organ is failing, the individual is placed on a waitlist for a new organ. As organs become available, a matching system distributes the organs based on criteria such as genetic compatibility, location, and condition of the new organ.

  • People are dying because of their need for an organ transplant. Studies have shown that about 18 people die due to waiting for an organ transplant. Legalizing the organ sale would prevent the loss of lives.
  • Selling organs has a positive effect in the world because it shows that the people care about each other even if it costs money but the fact that a person is willing to sell it to a person in need is enough to show that people care for each other and the well being of humanity.
  • In many countries there is a shortage of organs and they depend on the black market for getting organs and the quality is not always good. When legalizing the sale of organs it will improve the quality of the organs but also the quantity of the organs will increase and the organ shortage will reduce.

  • Those in need of human organs cannot rely on altruism alone; there must also be an incentive to create the necessary supply.
It's past time to face the fact that altruism is just not enough. Many people need more of an incentive to give. And that's why we need to be able to compensate people who are willing to give a kidney to a stranger, to save a life. We are not talking about a classic commercial free-for-all, or a free market, or an eBay system. We're talking about a third-party payer. For example, today you could decide to give a kidney. You'd be called a Good Samaritan donor. ... The only difference in a model that I'm thinking about is where you go and give your organ, and your retirement account is wired $40,000

  • More ways to acquire organs
In an options market, organs would only be acquired from the dead. No one needs to be induced or even permitted to sacrifice his health or bodily integrity for money. The donation of the organs of the deceased by both rich and poor is currently strongly encouraged, precisely because most of us believe that surrendering the organ represents no sacrifice to the donor.

  • Compensation
Compensation for the organ donor's time and risks, by providing life insurance, lifelong health insurance and even a direct monetary fee, is more appropriate than for the donation of an egg, the rental of a uterus for a surrogate pregnancy, or the participation in clinical experimentation, all of which are legal.

  • The organ black market exploits both people who are desperately in need of life-saving transplants, as well as poverty-stricken individuals who will do anything to support themselves financially. Legalizing the sale of human organs results in the ending of the organ black market making it safer for donors to donate. 
  • The donor of an organ, or his family, will stand to benefit considerably from the sale. Even the most impoverished individual will not choose to donate their heart or lung and thus die. Neither would a surgeon be prepared to conduct such an operation. Yet, both a kidney and a piece of liver can be removed without significant detriment. It is patronizing to consider that the individual cannot make a reasoned decision to donate or sell these organs. The family of a relative recently deceased ought also to be able to choose to save the life of another and simultaneously receive some remuneration.
  • Legalizing the sale of the human organs would actually lower the cost per organ because the donation pool would be expanded.

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