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As time progresses and civilization gets more advanced humans continue to develop new ways to increase the quality of life Unfortunately the progress of technology magnifies existing ethical problems in medicine Among the most troubling types of problems for medicine patients and society are those concerning the transplantation of human organs The number of organs available for transplantation are extremely scarce so there are many people who need an organ transplant but will never receive one It is simply not possible to supply a transplant organ to all the people that have a medical need for a transplant As a result some propose radically new ideas to meet the demands of organs some of which include the selling of human organs and the cloning of humans to cultivate organs If the justification for donating an organ is charity then it seems ethically contradictory that one could sell hisher organs The anatomical integrity of a human body is nearly perfect and should be sacrificed only for the highest of motives which dose not include financial gains Moreover imagine the moral chaos that will ensue if organs were sold to the highest bidder A person in dire poverty may need the money that would come from an organ donation to support his family Sadly societys inability to help him find better ways to support his family may actually force him to sell something that cannot be replaced While some argue that since people are paid for their blood they should be paid for their organs as well there is a difference between donating blood which the body replaces and donating an organ which is not replaced There is less risk in giving blood and hence their compensation could be justified with a less monetary motive Even in this regard I do believe that the nation would be better served if people were not paid for blood donations Rather than offer an incentive of money the motivation
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