Organ selling and runaways
By:Juliet Cohn, Kaylee Daniel, and Ethan Honeycutt
On the topic of selling body parts we have two articles.
(Croughs) "One of the reasons to prohibit organ trade is, as bioethicist and CNN's private philosopher Jeffrey Kahn puts it, that organ trade "could exploit people who need money and wouldn't donate except for payment."
The reason I put this is because when I think about what it was about what Jeffrey Kahn was meaning by that is it tells you who is actually interested in donning compared to the people who are in it for the money.
(Vaknin) " Those who sell their organs are usually individuals in developing nations in extreme poverty who make very little from the sale, while those who transport the organs usually make a fortune reselling the organs to recipients in rich, developed countries. Part of the organ trade involves the abduction of individuals, including children, and the theft of their organs." In this evidence the author meant that most of organ selling comes from people who are in extreme poverty and desperately need the money to survive. This leads to them getting a lot of money and getting a job. This does not profit them as they think though, most times the organ downers die because they are missing that organ.
The novel, Unwind, relates to organ selling because when the unwound children get unwound it's like organ trafficking, except instead of money for the organ it's a life. There is always a price to pay, either living with the memories of sending your child to their death. While for others it's dying knowing your parents did this to you.
Info on runaways
Runaways run away for a reason but they have different reasons, we may know the majority of why kids runaway but not all do it for those reasons. We try to figure out the reasons so the parents know why, for when they get their child back.
1. Croughs, Bart. "The Selling of Body Parts Can Benefit the Poor." Is Selling Body Parts Ethical?, edited by Christina Fisanick, Greenhaven Press, 2010. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010608208/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=db29a9fc. Accessed 14 Aug. 2018. Originally published as "A Man's Body, a Man's Right," Liberty, vol. 19, June 2005.
2. Kristalia. “Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman.” Goodreads, Goodreads, 11 May 2012, www.goodreads.com/book/show/764347.Unwind.
3. Strauss, David Levi. "A threnody for street kids: the youngest homeless." The Nation, 1 June 1992, p. 752+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A12291063/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=5a7dcf5d. Accessed 15 Aug. 2018.
4. Vaknin, Sam. "The Sale of Body Parts Should Be Regulated." Is Selling Body Parts Ethical?, edited by Christina Fisanick, Greenhaven Press, 2010. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010608202/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=5c172e1e. Accessed 14 Aug. 2018. Originally published as "Analysis: Organ Trafficking in E. Europe," UPI.com, 13 Nov. 2002.
5. Matthew Robertson and Jacob Lavee, . (2017). Https://thediplomat.com/2017/03/chinas-organ-transplant-problem/.
6. Optn.transplant.hrsa.gov. (2018). More than 30,000 transplants performed annually for first time in US - OPTN. [online] Available at: https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/news/more-than-30-000-transplants-performed-annually-for-first-time-in-united-states/ [Accessed 28 Aug. 2018].
7. Wen, Tiffanie. “Why Don't More People Want to Donate Their Organs?” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 12 Nov. 2014, www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/why-dont-people-want-to-donate-their-organs/382297/.
Organ trafficking is when you sell an organ or transport an organ to someone else. This is a bad thing because you should want to give someone else your organ if they need it. Not because you want money. If you are in extreme poverty and need the money for your family, you should not give away your organ. It is a risk, and it is smarter to get a job. Organ trafficking is a huge problem, and it needs to be solved.
Info on runaway children.
(Strauss) "Every year in the United States a million and a half kids run away from home. Many of them end up on city streets. Right now, today, there are some 30,000 kids living on the streets of New York City. Contrary to popular belief, most of them run away not because they want to, but because they have to; because even the streets are safer than where they're running from, where many of them have been physically and sexually abused by their families. Even so, they are not running to anything but death. Nationwide, more than 5,000 children a year are buried in unmarked graves."
P(6) You find out that Conner's parents signed the unwind form and planned a trip the day after he will get taken away. Conner must feel betrayed for his parents to plan a trip the day after he will get taken away.
Evidence on runaways
(Strauss) "One of my earliest childhood memories is of standing on the porch late at night, beating my forehead bloody against the white wooden siding of the house, cursing my drunken father within and repeating the words, 'I will not be like him. I will not be like him.'" This evidence is meaning that many kids grow up like this and think they need to be like their parents but sometimes it's best to go your own way.
P(304) In chapter 65 you realize the breaking point and all that clappers hate about humanity. They have a point to destroy the chop shop (the place unwinds get cut apart) but they also kill everyone on top, in, and themselves. They didn't take into account who all was going to suffer by this action.
In the subtext of his novel Unwind's plot, Neal Shusterman addresses real-world issues, including selling body parts and children running away. He presents subtextual commentary on each issue; he believes selling body parts isn't about you wanting to help it's about you wanting money, and children running away reflects on the life they were living over all, at home, or at school.
All the choices made by all the kids who got unwound weren't the best, but Conner, Risa, and Lev thought about their next move and planned out a way to make life better. While there are still bumps in Lev's road, Conner and Risa have corrected their paths so they are in the clear... for now.