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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SELLING Organs During 1996, the number of people waiting for transplants versus the number of transplants supplied respectively were: kidneys 36,013 vs. 11,949; livers 7,467 vs. 4,058; pancreas 1,786 vs. 1,022; hearts 3,935 vs. 2,381 and lungs 2,546 vs. 844. These shortages persist despite public and private efforts to make potential organ donors and their families aware of donation options (Williams). If the price for organsis 0, there will always be a shortage (Stantel). For every 100,000transplants neededin the U.S., only10,000 are performed(Andre). Transplants are not free,It costs about $100,000 topay staff per operation (Williams). Reasons to Legalize Organ Sales Productivity Statistics Iran is currently the onlynation with free trade oforgans and has zero shortages(Saberi and Golden). 90% A global legalization of organsales would virtually eliminatethe shortage of organs and savemany lives (Andre). The U.S., as well as other countries, has experienced organ shortages (Saberi and Golden). of patients who need organs do not receive them (Park). Saberi, Debra Budiani, and Deborah M. Golden. "The Sale of Human Organs Is Unethical." Is Selling Body Parts Ethical? Ed. Christine Watkins. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "Advancing Organ Donation Without Commercialization: Maintaining the Integrity of the National Organ Transplant Act." 2009. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. Saletan, William. "Individuals Should Become Organ Donors to Stop Organ Sales." Medical Ethics. Noël Merino. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Shopped Liver: The Worldwide Market in Human Organs." Slate. 2007. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 29 Oct. 2014. Andre, Clair. "Organ Selling and Transplants. "Organ Selling and Transplants. Santa Clara University, 01 Feb. 2014. Web. 02 Nov. 2014. Park, Alice. "Should People Be Allowed to Sell Their Organs?" CNN. Cable News Network, 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 02 Nov. 2014. Satel, Sally. "People Who Need Transplants Should Be Allowed to Purchase Organs." Organ Transplants. Ed. Susan C. Hunnicutt. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 31 Oct. 2014 SOURCES
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