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The Pros and Cons of Applications Donation Essay

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Tayt Andersen is an 8 year-old boy from Rigby, Idaho, but he is not like all the other little children in Rigby. Tayt was born without the left side of his heart. And, at just seven years old, he's experienced nine open-heart surgeries, twenty five shunt revision operations, and three other life-saving surgeries. He has now been Life Flighted ten times, flat-lined six times, and has spent more than three-fourths of his own life in hospital beds in Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Embree) He's been refused a heart transplant three times, because his body wouldn't have the ability to manage it. Along with Tayt there are about 121,605 additional men and women who have been struggling for so long and so are awaiting an organ transplant in the organ donor. Though many folks want organs and think it's a good thing, there are also lots of people which are against organ donation. Organ donation is the procedure of taking a complete organ or only a part of an organ from 1 individual, so it can be transplanted into another person. In order for someone to have the ability to donate organs after death, they have to be brain dead. Brain death may be caused by any injury which prevents blood flow and oxygen from reaching the brain. Heart attacks can lead to brain death. So can strokes, which choke off the supply of blood to the brain. The mind can also die as a result of headaches, blood clots and infections. (What causes brain death?) A brain tumor may also lead to brain death. To be brain dead which means the brain isn't working at all, and will not start working again. If a person is brain dead then all of their organs can be donated, since they will still be getting blood until they are removed. If a person dies from another cause that doesn't cause...

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