Organ donation justifies prioritizing the rights of the liv essays
My value premise will be that ofjustice, defined by those standards that would be adopted by people if they were behind a "veil of ignorance" as to their particular situation in society.
Myfirst contention is that for many people to live, transplants may be due to save their lives.10 people die everyday in the United States of America while they are waiting for an organ transplant that never comes.There are over 62,000 Americans that are on an organ transplant waiting list.This list grows rapidly, while the number of donors does not.There has been 20,045 lifesaving transplants in 1997 which 3/5 of them were transplanted by the deceased.This number of transplants for the number of people who do need them does not even out and there must be a change in the system of opt-in or opt-out.This system allows that if there is no specification, no transplant will be preformed, which means another life lost.Justice does not permit the loss of a life towards unjust reason, which is why there must be a correlation between the number of deceased possible donors and the need for transplant.
My second contention is that as humans, we have all shared needs.Take personal survival for example.To meet this need we must ensure that our lives and our bodies be taken care of through thorough examinations and evaluations of the quality of life that is served to us.
While presumed consent to organ donation after death is justified by ethical principles, the principle of respect for autonomy also justifies presumed consent