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Rachel Schwarz ZOO 161-AC Organ Transplants An organ transplant is defined as a surgical procedure in which a damaged organ is replaced with a healthier organ. Transplantable organs include the heart, lungs, and liver. There are two types of organ donation; cadaveric organ donation and living organ donation. Cadaveric organ donations are retrieved from a deceased body while living organ donations are retrieved from a living person. However, not all organ transplantation is successful. The patient runs the risk of rejection, in which the body’s antibodies attempt to kill the transplanted organ. Immunosuppressant drugs
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Unformatted text preview: are taken to reduce the possibility of rejection. Although organ transplantation can provide miraculous results, there are several ethical issues surrounding the surgical procedures. Concerns exist with organ shortages, equal organ distribution, unsuitable donor organs, and alternative organ donors. In my opinion, the donor laws set are fair. Organ transplants should be given to those most in need. Receiving or donating an organ can be an unbelievable life altering event. Organ transplantation has produced results for over fifty years and should be a recurrent surgery in medicinal fields....
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ZOO 161 taught by Professor Haynes during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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