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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    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.
    OK, I like that, too.

    If the notion in the OP is impossible, I'd opt for this.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I won't miss my kidneys, in Valhalla.
    I won't miss mine either, but it's bad enough that the government essentially owns you while you're alive, and now someone gets the bright idea that they want ownership of your freakin dead body parts as well.
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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.
    The health care system is already ****ed beyond repair. Packing hospital freezers full of appropriated organs isn't going to help any. Organs have a very short shelf-life and under your proposed ideal scenario, we'd end up destroying more organic material than we'd be using, which would generate more cost. Plus it'd be pretty difficult for them to get organs from my cremated body, nor would anyone want my organs, since I drink, smoke, and do drugs on top of some genetic flaws that are best kept inside me, and not others. Most of this is undocumented. This means the system sees organs with a relatively clean background, even though they are not fit for transplant. Under your system of everybody gives up their organs upon death, problems will occur. Fatal problems. So my vote is a huge **** no.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I disagree with tha philosophy. I don't think you own your body after you're dead and gone.

    Inheritance is far different. A dead person has already dictated through will that his/her money will go to a living recipient. That is different.
    Of course you own your body, or at least your family does. The government does not have a right to my dead body, regardless of the motive. The very idea disgusts me.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    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.
    Nah, I think it should be opt in, as should all optional things. Opt out sucked on Facebook; it sucks even more for the government.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Why? ...........
    how much of an incentive do you want to create for people to ensure that others with particular organ-matching die in strange accidents?

    More fundamentally, the ownership of the self is the basis from which all other rights flow. You are destroying the underpinning of liberal (old style) representative self-government in order to maximize organ donation.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    how much of an incentive do you want to create for people to ensure that others with particular organ-matching die in strange accidents?

    More fundamentally, the ownership of the self is the basis from which all other rights flow. You are destroying the underpinning of liberal (old style) representative self-government in order to maximize organ donation.
    I know. We already have death panels and a War on Christmas.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    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.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Nah, I think it should be opt in, as should all optional things. Opt out sucked on Facebook; it sucks even more for the government.
    Lol, what's the difference? All the opt-out option does is shift the very tiny amount of responsibility over to the person. And besides, it's not like you can't opt out later if you change your mind. I have a feeling there will be many more organs for donations iff'n we switch to the opt-out format, while still giving people with wacky superstitions the right to be greedy posthumously for no good reason.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Lol, what's the difference? All the opt-out option does is shift the very tiny amount of responsibility over to the person. And besides, it's not like you can't opt out later if you change your mind. I have a feeling there will be many more organs for donations iff'n we switch to the opt-out format.
    If the notion of there being a difference is laughable to you, then you should consider opt-in and opt-out the same and therefore, should have no preference over the other.

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