Organ transplantation is the surgical removal of an organ or tissues from one person (the donor) and placing it in another person (the recipient).
According to the National Kidney Foundation, there are currently 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the United States.
Organ procurement is one of the most sensitive issues in American society and for great cause. For those of us who have been fortunate with overall good health, we find this topic to be quite incomprehensible and maybe even inapplicable. However, if you happen to be one of those who are in need of such treatment or happen to be closely associated with such a person, you would feel more compelled to understand the issues at hand.
The study of medicine and medical treatment has reached extraordinary advancements since prehistoric times. Nowadays physicians have the luxury of performing a myriad of services and procedures that not only our parents or grandparents find mindblowing, but also those of us known as Generation Y. With every technological advancement or service seemingly we never think to question ourselves what should be the most pertinent and logical questions.
Does this particular medicine or medical treatment demonstate strong moral character?
Is it morally correct?
If so, does it meet or reflect a certain set of moral principles created by specified group such as American Medical Association or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
What behavior should be considered acceptable when considering the practice of organ transplantation?
Hollywood has made attempts at reaching the public’s attention but what have our government officials, particularly those who sit in the White House, done to better educate the public regarding this delicate yet tough subject?
How many of us have turned a blind eye, a deaf ear,…..to the issue facing organ transplatation?
We ask that you take this moment to reflect upon your individual morals & beliefs system while keeping an open heart and open mind to address your view on the morality, ethics, and political correctness of organ donation.