PHL - 145
August 24, 2009
Thinking Activity 10.5
Cloning human organs/body parts
My view on cloning human organs/body parts is very positive. I feel that this is a very good thing because it can save lives. Who wouldn’t want to save their loved one or even themselves? When a body organ such as a kidney or heart fails to function, it may be possible to replace it with the cloned body organ.
The human population has mixed feeling about cloning humans and even cloning human body parts. Studies have shown that 49 % feel that they don’t approve. People don’t approve for many reasons. One of the most popular reasons is that they don’t agree with trying to create life that God already created.
44% of the human populations approve human cloning. They believe that it could and will save lives of many people. They think that we have enough technology to continue to pursue human cloning and one-day make human cloning mainstream. Over many years it could become a lot more likely that this would be possible.
There is also 9 % percent of the human population that is unsure about their choice. Some do agree with re creating humans that only God could create. People also feel that our world is very technology based and would probably be a good thing to do research on cloning humans.
On 12th August 1998. There were scientists from Japan and New York had cloned a pig named “Xena” and used its organs for transplant in humans. Cloning of pigs are useful in which they can alleviate the shortage of human organs available for transplantation. For example, pig livers can be transplant to a patient, which suffers from liver failure, but there is no human liver available. In this case, the pig liver can be transplanted to the patient temporarily until he can find a suitable human liver.
As both humans and pigs are mammals. Human cloning is theoretically available as well. If scientists can clone the...