Organ Transplant

Is organ transplants beneficial or harmful to humans?

Background Information

  • The first organ transplant was a skin graft.
  • If donor dies the family has to consent with donating the rest.
  • There are lots of people waiting to get an organ transplant.
  • You can transplant kidneys, liver, lungs, hearts, and etc.
  • Livers can regenerate to a point.
  • Sometimes transplants can happen within the same person.

Benefits

  • You can have a better quality of life.
  • You can live longer.
  • You can gain benefits.
  • In Iran if donate an organ you can gain money and limited health insurance.
  • There is regenerative medicine.

Dangers

  • There is a risk of death in organ transplants.
  • You can get wound infections, you can bleed, you can get chronic pain, and hypertension.
  • People can take advantage of the poor.
  • You can get aids if you transplant animal organs.
  • Your immunity system can attack the new organs.
  • The long wait can kill the people in need of an organ transplant.
  • The people who get an organ transplant can become brain dead.
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My Thoughts

I believe that organ transplant is more harmful then beneficial. There are lots more harms to having a organ transplant. Some of those harms are bleeding, wound infection, chronic pain, hypertension and more. The benefits to getting an organ transplant and surviving is having a better quality of life, having a longer time to live, sometimes money, and you can sometimes also get benefits. Some of the times people who get organ transplants can become brain dead. There is also a long wait so you can die of waiting for an organ transplant. That is why i believe that organ transplants are more harmful then beneficial.

Biblography


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