Donation of organs and the logic of the gift. Christian look at the problem transplant Cover Image

Donacja organów a logika daru. Chrześcijańskie spojrzenie na problem transplantacji
Donation of organs and the logic of the gift. Christian look at the problem transplant

Author(s): Tomasz Stec
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Applied Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: transplantation; organ donation; organ acquisition; the logic of the gift; organ trafficking;

Summary/Abstract: Transplantation today is a very important section of the entire medicine. With its procedures more and more sick people get a chance to continue rather a normal life. The problem however, is more waiting patients for a transplant than the number of available donors. To increase the number of transplantation procedures is necessary for upbringing of a proper society. One way is to develop an attitude that could be described by the term “logic of gift.” The man as a social being, is willing to sacrifice for other people very much, even the sacrifice of himself. The attitude of the person who decides to give his organs is to be described as altruistic. For such virtues, however, you need to properly educate the people. This is the way to obtain more body organs and to prevent immoral abuses such as organ trafficking.The article discusses the problem of transplantation. It shows how the development of the Catholic Church thought about donating organs, reveals abuses which today are present at transplantation. Promotes the “logic of gift” or attitude opposite egoistic perception of your body as an absolute property.

  • Issue Year: 35/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 125-140
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish