INFORMATION SYNTHESIS DOCUMENT:
Conflict Is Composed Of Opposing Forces.
Humanitarians oppose organ trafficking while corrupt governments or powerful organizations who need this system to benefit financially from may support organ trafficking, or turn a blind eye. People in poverty turn to power organizations make profit of their organs. In the article named “How Poverty Exacerbates Illegal Organ Trading” the text reads, “Illegal organ trading is also prevalent in Bangladesh, where many poor citizens are faced with repaying loans from non-governmental organizations that they cannot afford.” In other words, this quote means that people in poverty will sell their organs as a last resort to earn money. Although many humans oppose organ trafficking, people in poverty can favor this topic because they gain profit while others do not favor it since they can get kidnapped. Powerful Organizations certainly favor organ trafficking because they gain lots of profit just by selling organs to those in needs. The opposing sides often overlap in a complex relationship.
Conflict May Be Natural Or Man-Made.
This conflict is man-made and natural, Civilians created Organ Trafficking because some were in need of money while others were looking for a spare organ. Organ Trafficking is a man-made conflict because people who were in need of money would sell their organs to powerful groups. In the article “Organ Trafficking and the Poor”, it explains that this conflict is man-made because people started to sell their organs to gain money. Most of the time they did this to pay off their loans. It is also a natural conflict because many people need organs in order to live. Many people’s organs fail due to diseases that some of the organs contain therefore needing substitutes. From this conflict, it cycles back to man-made where the high demand of organs begin.
Conflict May Be Intentional Or Unintentional.
The Organ Trafficking Conflict is both Intentional and Unintentional. This conflict is unintentional because of the large demand for organs and the fact that people’s organs fail. Later along the line, the topic became an Intentional conflict because organizations began kidnapping people in order to harvest their organs and profit out of it. Our research proves that our conflict is created on purpose and not on purpose. According to Dafoh, “In some countries reports say that organs were removed from homeless people, in other cases those “donors” were offered a refund of a couple hundred dollars in exchange for a kidney donation.” This is the case because organizations are kidnapping people in order to keep up with the large demand for organs. So this conflict was basically unintentional and intentional due to these reasons.
Conflict May Allow For Synthesis And Change.
Some countries have passed stricter laws on regulating organ transplants and prohibiting organ trafficking. In the article “Global Organ Trafficking” the information below is given:
- Israel: There are laws that restrict organ trafficking in place in Israel. But many organ trafficking rings have profited largely in this region. Many people are paid as little as $2,000.00.
- Bangladesh: Organ removal is outlawed in Bangladesh. But many people find a way around this law in order to earn money. Just like Pakistan, Bangladesh is a third world country. And just like Pakistan people in poverty sell their organs to pay of their debts or to make extra money.
- China: China uses executed prisoners in order to harvest organs. But recent laws and international laws have somewhat stopped that process but it is still one of the countries were organ trafficking is at its highest.
- The Philippines: In 2008, the Philippines banned transplant tourism. But that action has not stopped the booming organ trade that takes place in that country. In fact, in the last decade the Philippines gained an international reputation as a hub for illegal human organ trafficking.
- Iran: Iran is the only country were organ trade is legal. In Iran there is no shortage in organs. But Iran banned organ tourism to foreigners.
- Pakistan: Pakistan is considered a third world country. Most people in this country have debts that they have to pay off. But for many people they tend to sell their most valuable items, their organs. Many people tend to sell their kidneys for about $3,000.00.
- India: India is developing country. Many people in this country are poor, and for some in order to make money they have to sell their organs. India has a world wide reputation were it is easily to buy and sell organs.
Conflict is progressive.
Organ Trafficking will always be an issue and progress in power. As time passes, new technological advances in the medical field are constantly being added. Organ trafficking grows due to these new inventions. (how does tech help and harm this industry?) The conflict of organ trafficking is progressive because of the rising amount of people who need organs. The amount of people who have organ failure and need organs are rising. This keeps our conflict changing over time because the organ trafficking business is getting bigger due to the demand. Yes this problem changes in different environments. This problem changes in different environments because many countries have little or no rules against organ trafficking. This also helps the organ trafficking business because those are the areas were they mostly target. The conflict does change in newer situations because the organ traffickers adapt to the laws that are placed against them, but they find a way.
LANGUAGE OF THE DISCIPLINE
Organ trafficking: is a crime action that is done when a person illegally obtains inner organs and trades them, later used for transplants. Experts in this field use terms such as human trafficking to describe the people being affected. Words that are significant for a person to understand this topic are powerful organizations and people in poverty. These words are significant to understand because these a groups are the main part of this topic. People in poverty can be described as socioeconomically disadvantaged people while powerful organizations can be described as corrupt agencies.
The origin of Organ Trafficking wasn't necessarily a bad thing when it was originally founded. The first successful organ transplant was in 1954, on identical twins by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume. But by the 1960’s Liver, Heart, and the Pancreas were being transplanted. And from there advancements in organ trans plantations have rose. But this medical miracle was the start of something unethical. Throughout the years the Black Market has been booming for the trade of organs. In which the Black Market exploits the poor for this lucrative business.
Organ Trafficking exists in other topics as well. Human Trafficking and organ trafficking are parallel due to it both having to do with illegal trade. This similarity affects our personal lives because fear can merge making people more insecure of the people around them. It also affects our community because people in poverty like the homeless are being affected the most. Organ trafficking and human trafficking are affecting the world due to its high demand of people wanting more. As these topics become more of a problem, it will become harder to take control of and as time passes, technology will advance therefore making both conflicts a major threat and unstoppable. These conflicts are also parallel because a person can profit out of it through the black market.
Overtime, organ trafficking has become too much of a problem that countries are passing greater laws to lower the chances of it from happening. Though countries try to stop organ trafficking, this conflict is unstoppable as it will always grow and cause more deaths. The amount of people who also catch diseases from infected organs can increase over time causing greater death tolls. Also powerful organizations that take control over low class citizens can increase in power making the more of a threat.