Hi, need to submit a 250 words paper on the topic Organ Donation a Controversial Topic. One of the common misconceptions is doctors let organ donors die to harvest organs. This is not true. When an organ donor comes to the hospital, a doctor will try to save their lives. Organ doctors do not see live patients. Organ specialists only see dead patients. Rich people receive organs first is another misconception. This is not true. Everyone goes on a list that is a need-based list. The worst illness goes to the top of the list. More of the truth about this issue needs to be available to the public.
Jehovah Witnesses, certain sects of Jews, certain sects of Christians, and other religious groups do not donate organs. These people cannot be convinced. Jehovah Witnesses do not accept blood transfusions, even if rejection means death. If religious individuals will die before accepting a blood transfusion or organ donation, little hope can be had to change their minds.
Those who are not organ donors need to be more informed on the subject. Although religious reasons are hard to overcome, it is not impossible. Organ donation is a gift. More organ donor recipients need to speak out about the gift they have received. Organ specialist needs to speak about their process. If more spokespeople are active than more information can be given. More information is essential to having more organ donors.
Mayo Clinic Staff. (n.d.). Organ donation: Don’t let these myths confuse you. Mayo Clinic.