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Pros/Yes points

According to there are currently 93,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list.
The wait for a deceased donor could be 5 years, and in some states, it is closer to 10 years.
Patients are prioritized by how long they've been on the waiting list, their blood type, immune
system activity and other factors.
From livingkidneydonorsnetwork ( The longer a person is on dialysis and has to wait
for a transplant, the short and long term success rates are negatively affected. On average,
receiving a kidney transplant can double someones life expectancy.
Unless there are significant changes in the number of kidney transplants performed each year,
there will soon be over 100,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant and the wait for some will
exceed 10 years.
Over 80% respond yes when asked if they would be an organ and tissue donor. However, only 30
to 40 percent of Americans actually do designate themselves as donors on their driver's licenses
or on state donor registries. For those who dont designate themselves as a donor, the decision to
donate rests with their families who can just as easily deny rather than permit the hospital's
request to have their loved ones organs donated.
1. Our organs are our property to sell. Each person has the right to autonomy. Its there kidney
and they should have the right to sell their kidney if they choose to do so. Persons of sound
mind and legal age should be allowed (not forced) to sell or donate their own organs as long
as this does not endanger their lives, or the lives of the recipients. Need to expand more on
Donating one kidney and living with one kidney, generally does not affect life
expectancy or quality of life. However, there is a slightly increased risk of high blood
pressure, a slightly increased incidence of kidney failure, and the possibility of
injuring or developing disease in the remaining kidney. The risk of dying from any
surgical complication is extremely small (approximately four in 10,000). From
2. A good last ditch way of getting money. There are people who are living in poverty and if
they would be able to sell their organs which on the black market kidney, $262,000 in the
U.S., $62,000 in China, $15,000 in India. Pint of blood, $337 in the U.S., just $25 in India.
Not sure if site is that credible need to research more. This amount of money can greatly help
those in need.
3. Need another reason for yes if you guys think we need

Cons/No points
1. Opportunity for corruption. The amount of crime will increase because if it were legal to sell
your kidney or any other organs, people will start to find ways to get those organs,
kidnappings would increase. According to NBC New York, Levy Rosenbaum, known as the
Kidney Broker was sentenced to 2 years in prison and was the first proven case of organ
trafficking. His indictment came from an FBI sting operation from the black market sale of 3
kidneys for a total of $410,000.00. Rosenbaum recruited poor Israeli donors who sold him
their kidneys for $10,000.00 and re-sold the organs to Americans for over $120,000.00 each.
He told undercover FBI agents that he arranged for a lot of transplants and sold them to the
Albert Einstein Medical Center and Hospital where he acted as a facilitator for donor
matches for Israeli patients from 1999-2000. From
Need to do more research
2. People can't be bought and sold.
An organ, as part of the body, is a part of a person. People can't be bought and sold -
article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 'No one shall be held in slavery or
servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.'
( - so it shouldn't be legal to sell a part of a person -
otherwise you would be able to sell a whole person and just say you are selling lots of parts
of a person at once.
3. Organs would be only accessible for those who have money. People who are in need to
kidneys or other organs arent always the richest, so if an organ were to cost upwards to
$100,000 then the poor wont be able to afford it. (Counter point to this would be that if it
were legal then the price would go down because the supply could surpass the demand)