Is It Ethical To Sell Human Body Parts?
Imagine being diagnosed with the cancer of the liver, a progressive disease characterized by foreign bodies constantly reproducing and attacking the liver. Over 82,500 Americans will be diagnosed with a type of cancer that will affect an organ this year. Any form of this incurable disease has a tremendous impact on one’s life and career. There is no cure for cancer, or many other potentially fatal diseases, such as brain tumors and paralysis, but there is hope- organ and tissue donation. Organs are composed of billions of cells that have the potential to adapt to several different types of bodies, and each of them act as a building block of life (Earll 1). The question is: “Should it be legal to sell human body parts for a profit?” Yes, indeed it should be legal, not only would the sales be profitable, legalizing the sales of human body parts will ensure the recipient of a life-saving purchase. Why is it legal to sell our blood and plasma, and not our organs? Selling organs to needy patients is a brilliant way to give the “gift of life.”
Many people feel that purchasing an organ is well worth the cost, the progress of this research is hindered by moral and ethical concerns. Most people feel the benefits of organ donation greatly outweigh its disadvantages. Selling human tissue and organs is a promising and beneficial new frontier. These sales have the ability to open endless doors in medical science, while still being pursued in accordance with appropriate moral and ethical standards.
Many people wonder what exactly is involved in this promising new field of profitable organ sales. Taking organs and tissues from a deceased body is speculated to be the most efficient and successful source of organ donation. This seems to be the most discussed ethical issue. Various religions feel taking humans apart after death, may interfere with the spirit and afterlife of the pers...