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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    I agree, but on the grounds that organs a private property, and should be handled as such.
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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    I think creating a market for organs is an horrifying idea. It will invetabely lead to some monstruosities like organ harvesting in poor countries, transplant only to the few richest people, corruption/black market, etc..

    This is already happening and would only get worse.

    The system described is of course not perfect, but the only applicable when the demand far exceeds the offer.

    The ethical implications of officializing a market for organs are scary, to say the least...

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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by IceteaGreen View Post
    I think creating a market for organs is an horrifying idea. It will invetabely lead to some monstruosities like organ harvesting in poor countries, transplant only to the few richest people, corruption/black market, etc..

    This is already happening and would only get worse.

    The system described is of course not perfect, but the only applicable when the demand far exceeds the offer.

    The ethical implications of officializing a market for organs are scary, to say the least...
    So, you don't believe that people's organs are private property, then?
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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    So, you don't believe that people's organs are private property, then?

    Well you can separate the problem in 2 categories:

    Ante mortem: well you could say, in a weird sort of way that people's organs are their private property, but it cannot be traded in any form. It can be given eventually, but you cannot reduce an organ to an simple object that can be traded.

    post mortem: definately no because 1) they don't care anymore and 2) a human being, even after death and in part, is not a good. If you consider that a person's organs are his property, would it be legated after death? "Great! my hubby his dead! now I herited all his body parts and will make a ton of money selling it all! Even better, he was in good health! now I'm rich! "


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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    We need congressional brain transplants

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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Let's put organs up for sale to the highest bidder. That'll work just fine.
    ebay!!!!!!
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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    ebay!!!!!!
    Erica,Apst has allready placed his organ for sale on ebay, its in the river fishing bait section, bids start at 5 cents, buy it now is 3 cents, with free p&p.

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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by IceteaGreen View Post
    I think creating a market for organs is an horrifying idea. It will invetabely lead to some monstruosities like organ harvesting in poor countries, transplant only to the few richest people, corruption/black market, etc..

    This is already happening and would only get worse.

    The system described is of course not perfect, but the only applicable when the demand far exceeds the offer.

    The ethical implications of officializing a market for organs are scary, to say the least...
    There are ways to avoid those problems. An organ market could be accompanied with laws mandating that the organs only come from within the country, and are taken only from deceased people and/or people mentally competent to choose to sell them.
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    Re: Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Erica,Apst has allready placed his organ for sale on ebay, its in the river fishing bait section, bids start at 5 cents, buy it now is 3 cents, with free p&p.
    No, it's in the jig section...lol
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