There Should Be Development of a Market for Human Organs

This essay seeks to explain how universally legalizing organ sales is the only answer to an increasingly stressful situation created by the disastrous shortage in organ supply. However controversial such sales may be deemed by many, truth is that advantages offered by this outweigh all disadvantages put together. The following discussion will help to prove this argument by providing evidence about the shrinking number of donors of organs like kidneys in the light of reputable research. Thoughts of proponents and opponents in the context of the development of a proper market for human organs in the UK will also be scrutinized. The final section will include some suggestions, supported by important macro-marketing concepts, regarding modifications required in the current arrangements made in the UK to enhance the rate of organ supply.
Earth-shattering controversy, which has enveloped organ sales since the beginning of times, originates from a particular kind of reverence for the human body. To consider this body a biological machine with replaceable parts is a matter of shame for many. Even with advanced science and technology, it is considered a huge taboo also in many societies. The human body is thought of as a sacred temple and this idea reinforces various “beliefs and rituals to care for the body after death” (Petechuk 2006, p. 73). There are deeply ingrained boundaries on what can be done with a human body, the boundaries which are established by religion, society, and human psychology. Controversy also picks momentum when complications affecting kidney donors’ health are exaggerated due to the inclusion of bias in collected data. But, this much stands true that prior permission of a person is must in all cases because long and painful wait for organ transplants does “not erase the rights of some to utilize their organs as they see fit” (Cherry 2005, p. 144).
The number of kidney donors is low in the UK compared to Scandinavian countries according to medical research.&nbsp.