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An Overview of Organ Transplantation and the Moral and Ethical Principles Behind the Medical Process
Many people believe that organ transplants are a thing of only the present, that they used to not be a prevalent thing. But they’re wrong, it’s been used since at least as far back as 3000 BC. We’ve discovered evidence of using skin to reconstruct body parts that far back. Images if mythical monsters with various animal’...
An Experiment to Characterize the Growth of Pattern of the Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK) Cells
A cell can be grown artificial through the process called cell culture. Cell morphology and cell growth rate are used to characterize cells obtained through cells culture. In this Lab, cells of the Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK)293 were cultured and characterize based on growth pattern expressed as percentage coverage and tot...
The Importance of Organ Donation in the Story of Timothy Brown, the Man who Beat HIV
Organ Donation Statistics Every 10 minutes a new life is put at risk as they are waitlisted on the organ donation list. Dozens of others are condemned to death as they are denied a transplant because of availability. Today alone 79 people received an organ transplant. 22 others died while waiting for an organ that never ca...
The Use of Regenerative Medicine in Revolutionizing Organ Transplantation
Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our Solar System, is 4.37 light years away, or 39.33 trillion kilometers(Wilkinson). The surface of Mars,for the near future, is inhospitable to humans(Marwaha), and the journey alone poses severe risk. The Earth with natural disasters, wars, disease, and all of its stressors chall...
An Analysis of the Cultural Barriers to Organ Donation among Chinese Americans
When I was 12 years old, I found myself standing in the ICU of Stanford Medical Center. My father, the man who had always been the picture of health, was lying in a hospital bed, frail, bony, a shell of his former self. Within 5 months he had gone from perfectly healthy to suffering from viral idiopathic cardiomyopathy and...
A Study on the Attitude and Willingness of Hong Kong (HK) Secondary School Students Toward Organ Donation
Abstract Organ donation has been a taboo in the Hong Kong society, which contribute to a discrepancy in organ availability to meet the demand of end-stage organ failure patients. To address this pertinent matter, adolescents studying in secondary schools are brought to the spotlight as they are the leaders of tomorrow who...
The Long Process of Organ Donation and Its Benefits
Proposal The Problem There are currently over 100,000 people on the waiting list to receive an organ which could potentially be vital to saving their lives (Center for Organ Recovery and Education). Unfortunately, some of these people remain on the waiting list for numerous years because there simply aren’t enough donors....
An Argument Against the 'Opt Out Policy' in Organ Donation as Stated in "Some Must Die"
ARGUMENTS OF INQUIRY Interests/Concerns There are many things that interest me about organ donation. The most obvious fact would be that it saves lives. I am also interested in the “Opt Out” policy. This is the idea that everyone is born a donor unless they say they do not want to be. Also, the general feeling of savi...
An Analysis of the Ethical Issues of Organ Donation in the United States
Student Name Professor Name English # 29th April, 2014. Ethics of Organ Donation There are many people who love helping others because it brings satisfaction and happiness to them. Actually, helping people is a good thing and it is really an amazing value that many people have. But although helping those in need is gen...
Extending the Life of an Individual Through the Practice of Organ Donation
The mortal nature of human beings, though inevitable, is by far the scariest thing to all people. With the help of science and technology, humans have endeavoured to preserve life by whatever means that can prolong it. This guarantees some form of insurance to the human body in case anything should happen. Some means of sup...