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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    A dead human has no needs of his/her organs. A young girl with a failing liver and her potentially full life ahead of her does.
    And following the same line of reasoning, a dead person has no need of their accumulated property. Granny Smith's and Red Delicious...
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    And following the same line of reasoning, a dead person has no need of their accumulated property. Granny Smith's and Red Delicious...
    A dead person has no need for their accumlated property because they're dead. That's why wills exist so while living you make the future transfer official.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Have you ever watched your uncle wither away and die over the course of five years, never to receive the pair of lungs he was waiting for?

    I view humans as the animal-monkey homo sapien. We're typically hairless monkeys suspended in a rock in space. Unlike other animals we have heightened intelligence. Like ants and other creatures we crave order, efficiency, survival.

    Once we die our right to our organs should die as well. How many people have to suffer and wait for organs that they may not ever receive? If you failed the birth lottery and are poor, chances are you won't be able to shunt money towards getting an organ faster.

    No, you have no right to your organs when you die. Your organs will be used to save the lives of others desperately in need. Our country would be a much better place if we didn't waste the perfectly useable organs of the deceased. Think about it. How many people would you say are waiting for a new heart, lung, liver, etc? What if you found yourself waiting? Waiting. Waiting. Deteriorating. Hoping. Dying.

    No more. Do away with voluntary donations. Make it mandatory for the benefit of all. What, you think you need your rotting organ after you're dead? No, you most certainly don't. It could be better put towards saving the life of another human being. It would take some strain off of our healthcare system if we had ready access to life-saving organs/tissue/whatever.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    A dead person has no need for their accumlated property because they're dead. That's why wills exist so while living you make the future transfer official.
    And someone declaring they do not want to be a donor is just as binding, yet you have no problem looking beyond that.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I will allow it IF we get rid of all seatbelt and helmet laws.
    That would certainly help a lot with the organ supply. ;-)
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I've got no problem with it (other than it should exempt brain and brain tissue). Also, there would need to be religious exemptions. So instead of carrying donor cards, some would carry do not donate cards. Be nice if as a payback they gave free burial or cremation for what's left over.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That would certainly help a lot with the organ supply. ;-)
    Yeah. Let me ride my motorcycle without a helmet. If I **** up and get killed, help yourself to my organs. Consider it payment for having to hose my ass off the road.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    And someone declaring they do not want to be a donor is just as binding, yet you have no problem looking beyond that.
    I could compromise on the default being mandatory organ donations, and give people who care the option to opt out free of charge. If people are ignorant enough or don't care enough to get off the list then that's their problem.

    Mandatory for all would be nice, but it's likely we can count on the ignorant to acquire life-saving organs when they're dead.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I could compromise on the default being mandatory organ donations, and give people who care the option to opt out free of charge. If people are ignorant enough or don't care enough to get off the list then that's their problem.

    Mandatory for all would be nice, but it's likely we can count on the ignorant to acquire life-saving organs when they're dead.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I'll become an organ donor then.

    I sure as hell don't need to selfishly keep my organs when I'm dead.

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