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Question: Should organ trading be legalised in India?

Answer: Organ trading is the trading of human organs for transplantation. Organ trading happens because there is a worldwide shortage of organs available for transplantation. India is the second most populated country with about 1.17 billion on people who come from all walks of life and 456 million of those people live in poverty. India is a country well known for organ-exporting. The law (The Human Organ and Transplantation Act of 1994) which had been passed by the government of India is not enforced to ban the organ trade. Only three states have enforced this law while the other 25 states have not. The government has made several efforts to prevent this illegal trade (Aman 2009). According to the voluntary Health Association of India, about 2000 Indians sell a kidney every year. Organ trading should be legalised because it saves people’s lives, poverty, gives health protection and regulates ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: A-Level
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  • Words: 921
  • Date submitted: September 28, 2014
  • Date written: Not available
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6078

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