Explain why religious people may have problems with transplant surgery.

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Hasina 11SD       04/05/2007 Explain why religious people may have problems with transplant surgery Transplant surgery involves donation of organs from one person to someone who needs an organ because their organ is malfunctioning or diseased, this enables about 2,700 people to take on a new lease of life in the UK every year. Transplants are the best possible treatment for most people with organ failure. Kidney transplants are the most commonly performed. Transplants of the heart, liver and lungs are also regularly carried out. As medicine advances, other vital organs including the pancreas and small bowel are also being used in transplants. Tissue such as corneas, heart valves, skin and bone can also be donated. People who have died and people alive can donate these organs. The number of living donor kidney transplants has doubled since 1997.Techniques are improving all the time and it may soon be practical to transplant other parts of the body. Transplants save lives, In the UK between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003:the highest number of patients for six years received a kidney transplant with living donation now represent one in five of all kidney transplants, A further 2,297 people had their sight restored through a cornea
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transplant, there was a 52% increase in non-heart beating donation meant that more people than ever received a transplant from these donors, more than 1.2 million people added their names to the NHS Organ Donor Register this was the biggest increase for three years. This practice causes ethical dilemma or problems for some people, particularly those who belong to a religion because some believe it is acceptable, some believe it is wrong and others believe it is acceptable depending on whether the donor is the same religion.                                 Most Christians believe that transplant surgery is acceptable and many Christians carry donor ...

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