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Need a kidney?

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Lily Moritz

on 27 January 2014

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Transcript of Need a kidney?

Need a kidney?
History of the Organ Black Market
History of Organ Donation
The Organ Black Market
Pros & Cons
Organ Trafficking
International Price of Organs
How much would you pay for an organ? Is it worth the risk?
1823: The first successful skin graft is completed, by German surgeon Carl Bunger.
1954: The first successful kidney transplant, performed "in Boston…Richard and Ronald Herrick were identical twins, but Richard was dying of kidney disease. Ronald donated one of his kidneys, and it was successfully transplanted into Richard.
Views on the Organ Trade:
Group Position:
Christian Action:
Illegal organ donation has become a serious problem in the last decade.
Kidney "donars" are paid up to ten thousand dollars by doctors or middle men.
The organs are then sold to wealthy patients, for around $100,000 to $200,000.
"Donars" claim that they have the right to control their body.
Dying patients are able to prolong their lives.
Unsanitary hospitals where the organs are harvested.
High risk of complications.
Recovery time is 7-10 days.
Middle men are making the most money.
These traffickers typically take advantage of young children and women to obtain illegal organs and sell them on the black market.
“A six-year-old Chinese boy has had his eyeballs gouged out by an organ trafficker who stole his corneas to sell on the black market.”
Christian Views:
Secular Views:
This idea of organ trade does not cause moral problems for people of the world but problems of

Most people have the belief that the legalization of an organ trade would help the economy.
This is a false belief. The legalization would just cause exploitation of the poor. The rich would be able to buy organs and the poor would continue to suffer. Receiving a surgery in a poor situation and not receiving the right medical care can be fatal.

Persuasion is another problem. Many people are forced into selling their organs this is considered trafficking.

How the government of America views the organ trade:
Section 301 of the National Organ Transplant Act states that "the buying or selling of organs is illegal and a criminal offense."
Even though it is illegal people still slip through the holes. This is why we as Christians should encourage organ donation.
This idea of organ trade causes many problems for Christians morally.
Our body is the temple of God.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
Proverbs 28:25 says “A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.”
Trying to prolong life
Job 14:5 says "“Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass.”
There are many views on this subject some support the selling of organs and others believe it is ethically wrong.
Fueling the organ black market and organ trafficking are both vile and villainous actions.
Our group supports organ donation as an alternative to the organ trade. If the “donor” is selling the organ for money purposes we suggest they find an organization that gives them trade skills.
Plans to counteract the organ black market:
Build organization to spread the word about the horrors of the black market. People need to be informed and know the truth about it
Informing people of these villainous acts is a right we have as American citizens. It is exercising our freedom of speech.
An organization could use the media by putting information on the radio and by interviewing victims and then making that available to the public. Rallies and meetings are another way to spread the word.
Promote Donation!
Donating is a more ethical alternative than selling.
Donating is legal and it is not underhanded.
Some people may not know the difference between the Organ Black Market and donating. Within the community if someone does have the desire to give their organ away then we can support and make them aware of the dangers of the Organ Black Market so they don’t become a victim of it.
"Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them."
Ephesians 5:11

THE END...we're done with Government!!!
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