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Thread: Mandatory Organ Donation

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I'm willing to let them die because their time is up and it is the natural order of things.

    Also, what caused the need in the first place? Smoking, drinking, obesity, diabetes, genetic defect? If the government mandates organ donation, then how much more control over our daily lives will they try to exert to make sure we keep our organs healthy?

    If it is made the default choice, then how do the doctor know the organs are even viable and can be transplanted? Do the doctors at hospitals doing the harvesting have all the medical information on someone who has just been killed? Can they get that information in time? Do you really want to pass on the liver of someone who had/has hepatitis but who didn't bother to uncheck the option? How would the doctors know if they have/had hep without a full screening of medical records?

    I don't know very much about how they can check such things. I personally am not an organ donor. I have way to many health issues and I am also not allowed to donate blood. But if I die in some way they could harvest my organs, how would those doctors know anything?

    Making anything like organ donations mandatory or even making it the default option opens up to many bad things to happen that shouldn't.
    WTH??? Why would you think the procedure/tests etc would be any different if it was mandatory donation? It would still be the same and the organs would only go to people with compatible blood and tissue types. (don't take this to mean I am for mandatory donation, I'm not - I was just addressing a point)

    You may think they wouldn't want your organs, but you never know. At the very least, they may use tissues and skin ie skin can be used on burn victims until their own skin grows back.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    organ mafia would kill you to sell your organs to the state
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I am a registered donor but I am vehemently against mandatory organ donation, even on an opt out basis. Sorry, but nobody has a RIGHT to anyone's organs, tissue, blood etc. It is through the generosity of voluntary donors that transplant is possible and it needs to stay that way. It would be govt way, way, way overstepping it's bounds.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The local church especially has been after my organ for many years, I refuse to donate it to them when I die.

    But, I'm sure with such a magnificent organ if you did insert it within the church you could make many people scream "Oh God!" and "Sweet Jesus!" during the climax of their worship experience.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I don't believe that the state should be able to harvest your organs as a mandate, however, I wouldn't necessarily object to the default being organ donation where no legal request or expressed wish not to donate is given.

    I've given my approval for any and all parts of my body to be used either as organ donations or as tools for training new doctors - I'm not so selfish as to think I'm going to need it after I'm dead and I'm not religious so burial as part of a religious rite isn't of interest to me. But since I've decided to donate, I'd hate there was some mix up and they didn't see my donation card or it got lost or nobody related to me was in the hospital or at the scene when I died to let them know my wishes and because not donating is the default now, my wishes wouldn't be honored.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I'm unsure. Probably I would be ok with it.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't believe that the state should be able to harvest your organs as a mandate, however, I wouldn't necessarily object to the default being organ donation where no legal request or expressed wish not to donate is given.
    That's how it works in many countries. It's not about your family's wishes, your religious beliefs, your politics or anything like that. It just comes down to how freaking lazy we all are. You can be completely against the principle, but when push comes to shove, you're just going to do what's easy and convenient for yourself. There's a huge amount of literature on this subject, and it's absolutely fascinating how easy we are to manipulate by simple things. Mandated opt-out countries have hugely successful programs, with donation rates as high as 99.98%.

    If we can drastically increase the amount of organ donations by really just switching a few words around, and helping tens of thousands of people, I feel that we're less of a country because we get into stupid squabbles about this and decide its better to let those people die.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Not mandated but it should be the default position.
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