beemerboy wrote:A judge issued an order to allow the young girl to be placed on the adult transplant list. My question is what about the other three children and forty adults on the list in the same hospital who are just as sick as her? Don't they deserve the same consideration?
These rules were put in place in 1985 by the Reagan administration to prevent the abuses of the system this ruling will encourage. I do not believe that the buying and selling organs is ethically moral because of the whole "thems that have gets, to hell with those that don't, best they die early and decrease the surplus population" mentality.
As many of you know, I am on the heart and kidney transplant list. I am also sure I will not get on the top of the list just because of a sympathetic population and I seriously doubt I would ever be able to buy a new heart. If I am lucky enough I my wait will be less than five or six YEARS.
While I sympathize with your situation, is it better that we have people dying because there are limited organs available or should some people live by incentivizing donation?
Maybe all the "rich" people buy the "pick of the litter" organs and leave the current supply for everyone else? Wouldn't that mean some "poor" people are saved as well?
Let's be realistic, someone has to die for you to get a new heart. Maybe if I thought my family would benefit after my death, I'd be more apt to sign the "organ donor" line on the back of my license.
The status quo is too shaky for people such as yourself. Anything that increases the supply of viable organs, I think, would be a good thing.