Home Organ Donation Save Lives Death is often an unpleasant thought, even though it is a simple fact of life. For some it is a welcome event that can alleviate pain and suffering and can sometimes save the life of another. A simple decision to become an organ donor can save lives and improve the quality of life of recipients.
Never mind that the demand for organs is shockingly high, and sadly, some people need money more than they need their organs.
Which is why said black market exists in the first place. One particularly common variant of this trope is the "kidney theft" Urban Legendin which the victim is conned somehow and drugged into unconsciousness, and then wakes up kidney-less in a bathtub full of ice, often with a message attached telling them to go to a hospital.
Organ transplant requires lots of specialized equipment to remove the organ and keep it viable for transplanting — equipment not generally found outside a hospital.
To potentially file a police report no less.
Organ transporting containers are huge due to the amount of dry ice needed — the thieves would stand out to any witnesses they passed. Organs need to be checked for compatibility, both for blood chemistry and size.
Also, the recipient would be highly vulnerable to any infectious disease the donor might be carrying. A random victim offers no guarantees on any account. It takes a lot of surgical skill and medical knowledge to extract a living organ and keep it in a condition where it can be transplanted successfully to another patient.
Needless to say, this trope is a potent source of Nightmare FuelRule of Scary and Fridge Logic why not steal multiple organs and kill the victim instead of leaving a witness?
Subtrope of Human Resources. An episode of the Get Backers anime featured this, though in a more realistic manner.
The organ, a heart, had already been extracted in a legitimate medical operation, but the ambulance transporting the organ was then intercepted and hijacked by mercenaries. Ghost in the Shell: An episode of had a trio of medical students sell discarded organs on the black market.
A later episode dealt with girls being kidnapped so that their organs and cybernetics can be sold off. Which apparently was based on a public scare that blamed North Korea for doing this to Japanese people.
Genetically-transferred powers in Naruto tend to be tied to specific organs that can be transplanted into others.
Burn injury: Challenges and advances in burn wound healing, infection, pain and scarring. is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her. In , 2, kidney patients, 1, liver patients, heart patients and lung patients died waiting for organ transplants due to the shortage of organ transplantation (1). These numbers include young people; nearly 10 percent waiting for liver transplants are under 18 years of age (1).
Eyes, arms, hearts, entire bodies, you name a body part, ninja are stealing it from each other. Though many of them though not all are courteous enough to kill the person before stealing their body parts. An episode of Trigun had a town that was dealing in smuggling girls who were selling their bodies as potential organ donors and as prostitutes.
The Harvesters were created by humans on Earth who, faced with a population collapse, became obsessed with lengthening their lifespans and came to view the colonies as organ banks.
Comic Books In the "Heart of Hush" arc in the Batman comics, Mad Doctor Hush kidnaps Catwoman and removes her heart, keeping her alive by elaborate machinery, and uses her hostage heart in order to blackmail Batman.
A two part Daredevil storyline revolved around Organ Theft. In Mega-City One of the Judge Dredd comic books, organ transplantation is illegal because it advanced to the point where it could render an individual immortal.
Organ selling is a prevalent crime throughout Mega-City One. Classified story arc with Dr. Midnite featured a villain harvesting super-powered body parts to sell to wealthy patrons in the black market. The gruesome part is that the heroes whose body parts were stolen are often left alive after the procedure and basically crippled.
Organ theft AKA "Organleggers" was a common crime in the original Marvel comic book line whose victims could not afford to pay for police protection.
In My Little Pony: If the transfer could not be reversed in time, Dash would have lost her wings permanently. In the Sin City yarn, "Hell and Back," the protagonist finds that the Big Bad was into organ theft, among other things.
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Organ Theft, as the name would imply, is the practice of stealing people's organs via surgery, which can then be used for further purposes such as transplants or sold on the black market. note One particularly common variant of this trope is the "kidney theft" Urban Legend, in which the victim is conned somehow and drugged into .
In , 2, kidney patients, 1, liver patients, heart patients and lung patients died waiting for organ transplants due to the shortage of organ transplantation (1). These numbers include young people; nearly 10 percent waiting for liver transplants are under 18 years of age (1).
Organ transplantation is a medical procedure in which an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient, to replace a damaged or missing organ. The donor and recipient may be at the same location, or organs may be transported from a donor site to another location.
Organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the . Burn injury: Challenges and advances in burn wound healing, infection, pain and scarring.