Nowadays, with the progress of the medical technology, the cure of some diseases may require the transplantation of some organs from other people. However, the reality is not so optimistic. Not so many people are willing to donate their organs. Personally, there are several major reasons.
For one thing, the traditional ideas in China believe that the human body is sacred and people should die with a whole body. In other words, their bodies should be complete with no parts missing. Only in this way can the dead stay in peace. This idea is still very prevalent in the rural areas in China. For another, some legal procedures may be involved in the organ transplantation. There may be some warm-hearted people who want to do some contributions. Nevertheless, they are not so well-informed about the relative regulations and laws about the donation, which blocks their action. Therefore, the law systems should be perfected to facilitate the implementation of the transplantation. The authorities should publicize the knowledge about the policies and raise the public’s awareness.
In conclusion, the traditional thoughts and the current polices are the major reasons for people’s reluctance to donate organs.