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Trafficking Human Body Parts
Are there laws in your city/state/country AGAINST trafficking human body parts?
Yes. [ 5 ] ** [71.43%]
No. [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
I don't know. [ 2 ] ** [28.57%]
Do you think people should be allowed to sell their own body parts? (ie. liver, kidney, lung, etc.)
Yes. [ 3 ] ** [42.86%]
No. [ 4 ] ** [57.14%]
I don't know. [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Are you an organ donor?
Yes. (I have donated an organ before.) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Yes. (But only when I die.) [ 3 ] ** [42.86%]
No. (I don't want to.) [ 3 ] ** [42.86%]
No. (But I want to.) [ 1 ] ** [14.29%]
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flux
post Sep 22 2011, 08:22 PM
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I chose Yes, Yes, & No.
I think people should be allowed to sell their own kidneys through a special government program. I don't know much statistic or facts about this, so this is just my gut feeling. Feel free to persuade me otherwise.
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post Sep 23 2011, 06:19 PM
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No selling. That would then cause problems with people "farming" people and their bodies etc. Voluntary donation of organs, such as kidneys for someone close in need - yes. But not selling.
I was reading an article about egg donation - it is illegal to sell your eggs in Australia, but you can donate them. This makes sense to me - donate, don't sell.
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post Sep 23 2011, 06:41 PM
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i dont quite understand how people can farm other people...like kill them and harvest their organs...and then what? stick em in a cooler and take em to the hospital for a profit?

my idea would be a specific federal program in which people must apply to before they can sell their organs. the program matches the people applying to the people in need, i.e. sick people on the waitlist for kidneys. no other selling of organs would be legal except through this ONE program.

for those who don't agree with selling one's own organs, what would you suggest as an effective alternative to the huge problem of people waiting for viable organs? or is it just too bad for them?
do you think a tax break of some sort for those who donate organs would be a helpful incentive?
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post Sep 24 2011, 03:24 AM
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If it's your own body you should have the right to do with it as you please. If that includes selling organs to a donation clinic, especially with the MASSIVE amount of people awaiting them. It should be regulated of course, with upper limits on prices etc.
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post Sep 24 2011, 04:02 PM
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Yes, that's how i view it too Robb.

also, for my imaginary program, i wouldn't accept random organs in coolers. they would have to have the operation done in my specific hospital.
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post Sep 25 2011, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Robb @ Sep 24 2011, 10:24 PM) *
If it's your own body you should have the right to do with it as you please. If that includes selling organs to a donation clinic, especially with the MASSIVE amount of people awaiting them. It should be regulated of course, with upper limits on prices etc.


I reckon they'd be pretty heavy with the mental health screening of donors, too.

I'm a donor on my driver's license. I donated blood a couple of times too before it was too difficult to find a vein.
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post Oct 4 2011, 08:16 PM
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i think people should be able to sell their own organs but there would need to be a proper system in place obviously. too many people die waiting for a transplant.

but to play the devil's advocate for a second... what about the people that can't afford to buy organs? they'd just stay on the UNOS list and let everyone else who can buy them, pass them by?
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post Oct 15 2011, 03:57 AM
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hopefully if there was a legit system then organizations would form & create trusts or raise funds and such from donations and whatnot to help people out...or maybe a special type of loan...idk, but you're totally right, i think waaayyy too many people die on a waiting list.
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