“...if more people had been organ donors, unwinding never would have happened...but people like to keep what's theirs, even after they're dead.” (Shusterman, 224)
All of this relates back to the subtext in Unwind because they show the problem of organ shortages and the drastic effects that have occurred.
-Every day, about 22 people in the US
waiting for an organ transplant
-Out of 95% of adults that are a good
organ match, only 54% are donors
-"Last year, organ transplants saved more
than 16,000 American lives, but
thousands more died because of a severe
organ shortage" (Brennan, 2)
Using animal's organs.......
SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND A NEW WAY TO DEAL WITH ORGAN SHORTAGES........ TAKE A GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL ORGAN!!!
The authors subtextual evidence
Having organs taken away from
animals relates to the book unwind
since there are organ shortages. The
community decided that some kids
should be unwinded. For example, in
the book it states"After the Second
Civil War fought over the abortion,
and life had been scared from the
moment of conception until age
thirteen." In the back of the book it also
states that,"...where all of the child's
organs are transplanted into different
donors, so life doesn't technically end."
(Neal Shusterman, back of the book)
"Evolution has already created an
exquisite process for turning a handful
of identical cells into all the specialized
organs and tissues needed to build an
entire complex organism—whether it is
a mouse or a person. That virtuoso
performance occurs in the weeks and
months after a fertilized egg gives rise
to an embryo that grows and—without
having to rely on an artificial scaffold—
develops into a full-grown animal with a
well-formed heart and lungs, kidneys
and other tissues. We believe we can
figure out a way to harvest organs from
animals, such as pigs, for use in people."
(Izpisúa Belmonte, Juan Carlos,3)
The author shows that since the gap has been increasing each year that we might have to face the consequences of that choice. Since there also are not many people willing to donate they might start have use animal parts instead.