Shortage of Organs

Amanda Gu
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S5 econ proposal for final presentation on organ donation

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Shortage of Organs
1 Lack of donors
1.1 Religion
1.2 Lack of awareness
1.2.1 Lack of media coverage
1.2.2 Lack of education
1.3 Planning-implementation gap
1.4 Misunderstanding about brain death
1.5 Mistrust in the medical field
1.6 Personal beliefs
1.7 Uncomfortable about the idea of their death
1.7.1 Fear
1.8 Disgust
1.9 Costs
1.10 Surgery/Health concerns
1.11 Higher/denied life insurance
2 Increasing number of required organs
2.1 Increasing population
2.1.1
2.2 Increasing number of organ failures
2.2.1 Increasing lifespan
2.2.2 Obesity
2.2.3 Heart disease
2.3 Increasing number of diseases that can be helped by transplantation
2.3.1 Medical advancements
2.3.1.1 Enhanced surgical procedures
2.3.1.2 Better immunosuppressants
2.4 Transplants don't last the whole lifespan of the recepient
2.4.1 Must be replaced
3 Logistics
3.1 Problems in the management of organ transplant activities
3.2 Lack of gov't policies
3.3 Lack of coordination between various institutions involved in the process
3.4 Time limit between procurement and transplantation
3.5
4 Long wait-times for organs
4.1 High death rate
4.2 Willing to pay exorbitantly high prices
4.2.1 Black market
4.2.1.1 Organ harvesting
4.2.1.2 Transplant tourism
4.2.1.2.1 Poor hospital conditions
4.2.1.2.1.1 Risk of further medical complications
4.2.2 Poorer people taken advantage of
4.3 High health care cost during wait times
4.3.1 If there's state health insurance: Taxpayer burden
4.3.1.1 Bad for the economy
4.3.2 If there's no state health insurance: Huge burden for individuals
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