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The main reason that younger people can make better use of donations is that they are likely to live longer than older people after a transplant. For example, a twenty-year-old has far more potential years of life left than a seventy-year-old. In addition, a younger body is more likely to successfully accept the transplanted organ. ”50 Current policies also make no distinction between people who need organs because of their own bad choices and those who did nothing to cause their own organ failure.

3. How persuasive is the argument that the United States should not change its organ donation policies? Which arguments provide the strongest support for this perspective? Editor’s note: The discussion that follows presents common arguments made in support of this perspective, reinforced by facts, quotes, and examples taken from various sources. The US government faces a difficult job in regulating the donation and allocation of organs in a population of more than 300 million people. On any given day thousands of people await word of a compatible organ that can make life more bearable or in many cases mean the difference between life and death.

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