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Thread: Mandatory Organ Donation

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Well, who is inheriting the person's dead body, and how is that person going to use the dead body? Usually dead bodies don't make good currency.
    What's it your business? They could want the whole body cremated or buried. Like having someone die isn't painful enough for the family, now we are going to tell people, "hey screw what you believe in we need those body parts."

    Seems like a bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I don't think organs should go to waste when people are suffering and dying due to a lack of available organs.

    The state should own it afterwards, because the deceased certainly is unable. There's a brief window to use those organs to save lives.
    Here's a question, genius. If you die at 90, who the hell is going to want your organs?

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    When I was getting checked out for a heart transplant I had to do stress test. The guy that was doing the test gave me form to say yes or no to releasing my organs for transplant in case I passed away. I looked the like are you serious ? Hello I'm in frggin heart transplant center

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Having the state own dead bodies is a horrible idea. Not only would it open up incredible abuses, it would deprive families of proper burials and it would prevent dead people from having the post mortem rituals that they want to have. The state can barely do the right thing with living people. It's dangerous to give it so much control over dead people.
    With any mandate passed, like Obamacare for example, there is the risk of abuses. They would be punitized through the legal system to the fullest extent.

    Families would likely have the body in time for burial. I'm no surgeon, but I don't think it takes more than a day to take the organs out of a still-viable body.

    I'm not sure if exceptions should be made for the religious. If Obamacare didn't make exceptions for the religious, then I doubt exceptions would be made for this, either.

    Dead people are lumps of matter. If the government can manage the complexities of living people through, say, healthcare and Social Security, withdrawing viable organs from dead bodies would be incredibly simple.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Here's a question, genius. If you die at 90, who the hell is going to want your organs?
    It doesn't take a genius to know the meaning of "viable."

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    With any mandate passed, like Obamacare for example, there is the risk of abuses. They would be punitized through the legal system to the fullest extent.

    Families would likely have the body in time for burial. I'm no surgeon, but I don't think it takes more than a day to take the organs out of a still-viable body.

    I'm not sure if exceptions should be made for the religious. If Obamacare didn't make exceptions for the religious, then I doubt exceptions would be made for this, either.

    Dead people are lumps of matter. If the government can manage the complexities of living people through, say, healthcare and Social Security, withdrawing viable organs from dead bodies would be incredibly simple.
    I'm willing to risk abuse when the the costs outweigh the benefits. In this case, they don't. Moreover, post mortem rituals aren't just about having the body in time for burial - which probably wouldn't happen since the government has never done very well with time - it can also be about having an intact (no organs removed) body. There are also people who believe that the body needs to be immediately buried and so on. Jesus, just let people be buried the way they want to be buried.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Sounds like an idea that we can encourage through the use of punitive penalty taxes. Then, everybody gets a choice.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I absolutely do not support mandatory organ donation upon death. If someone want to donate, good for them. Mandated? Hell no.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I won't miss my kidneys, in Valhalla.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Instead of making someone check a box in order to be an organ donor, they should check in order not to be an organ donor.

    Make organ donation the default, and if someone wants to opt out, then they check a box.

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