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Thread: Mandatory Organ Donation

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I'll become an organ donor then.

    I sure as hell don't need to selfishly keep my organs when I'm dead.
    On behalf of people at transplant centers we all say thank you

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    yes, make all-Americans default organ-donors.

    if you want your body to have integrity when it becomes worm-food, you should have to select it and have it printed on your drivers license or state-issued ID.
    That's none of your business. You don't have a right to my body. Only communists would support mandatory organ donation.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    (1) That's none of your business. (2) You don't have a right to my body. (3) Only communists would support mandatory organ donation.
    (1) And you have the right to an opinion.

    (2) See #1, and that can change.

    (3) Prove it.

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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.

    I think this is what's best for America.
    I can see your point. However, when we (as a nation) begin to peck away at individual liberties to benefit the collective whole, we cease to be a nation of individuals and instead become a collective- begging at the heels of our government to provide for us.

    The most sacred, personal, and sensible "right" that an American has is the right to his physical body. The theory that "because someone else needs it, therefore I should be mandated to provide it" is NOT constitutional, it is not "American," it is not patriotic, it is not in keeping with the heritage we claim to be so proud of as a nation. Because we are, as you stated, an intelligent lifeform, we should learn from our successes as well as from our mistakes.

    What I have does not belong to you. You have no claim to it unless I offer it to you. It belongs to me. There are things that are ABSOLUTELY mine. The next logical step, according to your theory, would be to take kidneys from living people because they only require one. This is not a far cry from what you propose. Society evolves in graduated steps. These are not steps I wish to take, and according to the poll, it would appear that a bipartisan majority would oppose it.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's none of your business. You don't have a right to my body. Only communists would support mandatory organ donation.
    THE NEED IS REAL

    114,813 people are waiting for an organ
    18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
    1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives


    The Gap Continues to Widen
    Right now, there are more than enough people waiting for an organ to fill a large football stadium twice over.

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    organdonor.gov | The Need Is Real: Data

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    THE NEED IS REAL

    114,813 people are waiting for an organ
    18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
    1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives


    The Gap Continues to Widen
    Right now, there are more than enough people waiting for an organ to fill a large football stadium twice over.

    Mandatory Organ Donation-gapgraph-jpg

    organdonor.gov | The Need Is Real: Data
    The benefits to the OP's proposal do not outweigh the consequences. The need IS real. This is not disputed. That a person needs my organs does not compel me to provide them.

    (I am an organ donor, by the way. This is my choice. Each is entitled to his/her choice)
    Last edited by kamikaze483; 07-11-12 at 09:32 PM.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    The benefits to the OP's proposal do not outweigh the consequences. The need IS real. This is not disputed. That a person needs my organs does not compel me to provide them.

    (I am an organ donor, by the way. This is my choice. Each is entitled to his/her choice)
    Meh idea logical clap trap. I'm for the opt out system not the opt on system

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Meh idea logical clap trap. I'm for the opt out system not the opt on system
    I'll agree, as long as everyone is automatically opted out from the start. Not ideoligical. I value my individual right to my bodily organs. This is as practical as you can get.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    I'll agree, as long as everyone is automatically opted out from the start. Not ideoligical. I value my individual right to my bodily organs. This is as practical as you can get.
    Well we will have to agree to disagree. I don't think dead people can exercise rights

    Btw than a for being a donor

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If there is to much trauma to the organs to cause death they are not harvestable. What we are talking about is brain dead people like Terri Schivo
    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Of course. But I don't think that the organs of injured people are normally harvested anyway; the trauma would most likely make the organs useless.
    Meant to say this earlier, but I especially oppose mandatory organ donation or requiring an opt out from those who haven't even been injured in the first place.

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