Organ Sales

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Organ Sales: Legalize for the Greater Good

Every day, numerous people across the world stop their lives for four hours to get hooked up to a dialysis machine at a hospital nearby. This machine helps to remove harmful wastes, toxins, excess salt, and water from their body because unfortunately their body cannot do so for them. These people wait on a list until they can one day receive a kidney transplant because kidney failure has resulted in their body not being able to clean their blood properly. More than 300,000 Americans have kidney failure and use dialysis daily and the statistics are only continuing to grow. I am going to argue that the best to solve this problem is to legalize the regulated sale of organs to better society as a
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They are in a sense given a gift of a great sum of money that they had no other way of receiving. If a person is in poverty and is willing to give up their kidney or another organ for money, then they should be able to do so if it is their desire. Not to mention, if organs were to be sold the price would have to be high insuring a higher compensation rate for the poor donor; and although the prices of an organ would be high, rich patients would be interested because it would still be cheaper than dialysis. It is necessary to remember that the poor donor chose this option meaning all other alternatives are not feasible to them. By being able to sell organs, the poor receive a gift and create happiness for themselves as well as someone else because they are saving a person’s life. Essentially exploitation of the poor can then be protected because the only way to remove poverty is to provide them with what is unattainable for them: money. In this sense, two goods are created and a form of happiness exists. Autonomy normally refers to a person being able to live their life according to their own personal desire. A person is in a state of self-governing and that they act on their free will. The donor should be able to make their own decisions and be able to do what they want with their body, as long as it doesn’t cause harm to others. The idea of autonomy and organ sales deals good actions out weighing the those actions that


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