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Should we legalize the sale of human organs?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/08 13:49:45
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  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/04/09 04:55:42
    Yes
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    I generally oppose general, broad, or absolute government bans. Most often they cause more harm than good.

    There is no reason why such a market shouldn't be legal, but subject to close and transparent oversight (this can be public and/or private oversight, mind you) to ensure that it is not harmful itself, nor does it cause significant tangential harm.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/04/09 02:37:44
    No
    flaca BN-0
    But we should go after those who pay big bucks for organs when they know they've come from elsewhere.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/04/09 02:20:49 (edited)
    No
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    I don't want them killing me,and claiming I died to harvest organs for sale. It's happened before, mostly homeless people and the parts went south of the border or overseas, but with the gene typing they can do at hospitals now, they could match you up with someone ahead of time that could pay their astronomical fees and you're dead. They could have someone shoot you near where they remove them to make sure your organs are still viable when you come in and they take them. They make huge fees off organs. Even if it's legal there would be a black market and too many risks of corruption and theft.
  • Cal 2012/04/08 17:17:34
    No
    Cal
  • 666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/04/08 17:03:05
    Yes
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    So then I won't have to depend on the black-market anymore..
  • P-RIV 2012/04/08 15:41:47
    Yes
    P-RIV
    then medical procedures would be safer and then there be more organs for the people that need'em
  • wolf sloan 2012/04/08 15:34:03
    No
    wolf sloan
    A Pandora's box just waiting to be opened.
  • Dagon 2012/04/08 15:12:59
  • wildcat 2012/04/08 15:07:05
    No
    wildcat
    seems rather grotesque
  • Woman of many faces~ijm 2012/04/08 15:05:33 (edited)
  • Reichstolz 2012/04/08 14:08:54 (edited)
    Yes
    Reichstolz
    It is a marketable commodity, if you are foolish enough to sell what you may require someday, more power to you. It would lessen the black market and also lessen medical tourism.
  • ☂~WaterBabŸ~☂ 2012/04/08 14:06:04
    No
    ☂~WaterBabŸ~☂
    +1
    NEVER!!!...Organ donors & the donations are set in place for specific purpose!!!..

    The day organs are only available to the highest bidder will be a sad day indeed!!!

    body organs for sale
  • hari 2012/04/08 13:58:46
    No
    hari
    +1
    % of selling and buying is too small . Donors are not available . Some stray cases where some one is ready to sell ...... if legalized ...... shall refrain to do so . Once the word LEGAL COMES ....... the governance has huge problems
  • swivelhead 2012/04/08 13:57:05
    No
    swivelhead
    +1
    I shudder to think of the illegal harvesting that could follow.....and those who might be deprived of a needed organ because they weren't the highest bidder.....
  • Assassi... swivelhead 2012/04/08 13:59:17
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    Yeah... creepy.
  • TasselLady 2012/04/08 13:56:11
    No
    TasselLady
    +1
    NO. It could lead to the black market activity which is already in place. Some of these illegal harvesting groups have taken people alive and taken their organs WITHOUT CONSENT and before they died. And, not long ago on the news there was a young man in Asia somewhere who sold a kidney of his so he could buy and ipad or some other expensive such thing. Of all the stupid things this kid could have done. He put his own life at risk, and he also committed a crime. The authorities there are going after this group who bought his kidney as we speak. Young kids like this one have no idea what they're up against. They could have died, and for what? An expensive toy they think they have to have? I hope people think twice before doing this.

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