Organ donation is good for humanities
Organ donation brings about ethical issues which are not so easy to unveil as regards to what people claim in determination of what would happen to their bodies before and the aftermath of death (Margolis, 2009). This raises the questions such as is there any respect for human body in doing this? Will it be comfortable to stay with an organ from another family or how would people address the need of those people whose own organs have failed (Bernat, 2008)? Nonetheless, Organ donation has proved to be essential and successful procedure in today’s healthcare. It entails persons offering their organs for transplant (Margolis, 2009). In this context, the act of donating an organ to another person is considered as an element of humanity. Humanity is the quality or state of being humane- the ability to love, compassion, kindness, mercy and empathy (Margolis, 2009. The element of donating organs brings about important issues ranging from practical to ethical ones. Following this, this paper seeks to explore the idea that organ donation should be legalized because it is good for humanities.
According to Paola, Walker & Nixon, (2010) there are two types of organ donation known as living and deceased. For example, every year about 3,000 to 4,000 people in the United States die waiting for kidney (Cohen & Vella, 2013). If people were allowed to sell their extra kidneys freely so many lives would certainly be saved. However, it is on record that selling organs from donors who are alive is unlawful in every country apart from Iran (Hippen, 2008). It has demonstrated significant benefits to patients by extending life expectancy as well as improving the quality of life (Bernat, 2008). Bernat (2008) informs that the organs that are given out for donation are used to replace those that have failed to function. The practice of organ donation as provided by Abadie & Gay (2006) leads to a situation whereby...