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 Garlick 1 Should Organ Donors Be Compensated? Whenever a person is an organ donor I believe that their family, no matter  their financial situation, should be compensated for their generous donation of  their organs.  In the United States of America we are able to choose if we would  like to donate our organs to a family in dire need of the organs.  Approximately  9,000 to 20,000 are waiting for a kidney donation in the United States, and also  the number of donors is around 19,000 (Batten and Prottas).  As you can see from  the information stated above, many people are in need of an organ donation, and  I think by compensating the person who donates their organ, we could have more  people willing to donate their kidney, liver, etc. Organ donation is the removal of the tissues of the human body from a  person who has recently died, or from a living donor, for the purpose of  transplanting or grafting them into other persons.  Organs and tissues are  removed in procedures similar to surgery, and all incisions are closed at the  conclusion of the surgery.  Steps are taken to provide a traditional funeral viewing  so that people will not know the deceased was a donor.  People of all ages may be  organ and tissue donors (Wikipedia).  In numerical terms, donations from dead  donors far outweigh donations by living ones.  The laws of different countries  allow either the potential organ donor to consent or dissent to the donation  during his life time, or his relatives to consent or dissent.  Due to these different  legislative possibilities, the number of donations per million people varies  substantially in different countries.  Organs that can be procured include: the  heart, intestines, kidneys, lungs, liver, pancreas.  These are procured from a brain 
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 Garlick 2 dead donor or a donor where the family has consent for donation after cardiac  death also known as DCD.  This is where the donor has not progressed to brain  death.  The following tissues can be procured: bones, tendons, corneas, heart  valves, femoral veins, great sphenoid veins, small sphenoid veins, pericardium,  skin grafts, and the sclera (the tough, white outer coating surrounding the eye).  These are only procured after someone has died.  Organs that can be donated  from living donors include the lung, partial liver or pancreas and the kidney  (Wikipedia).  Xenotransplantation is the transplantation from one species to a  foreign one.  The rationale for xenotransplantation has included the short supply  of human organs for transplantation.  The first surgeon to do an animal-to-human 
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