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Thread: Mandatory Organ Donation

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I'm not an organ donor. I don't trust hospitals to make certain I'm actually dead before raiding my organs or to do their best to save my life if they know they desperately need a fresh kidney. If they change the default to donor and you have to check a box to opt out, I'll check that box.

    At some point this will be an obsolete issue because they'll be able to grow anyone any kind of new organ from their DNA. In the meantime, I can't bring myself to be an organ donor because the whole thing seems ghoulish and terrifies me that they'll rip some organ out of me while I'm alive. I have a lot of phobias. I don't give blood either because I'm terrified of needles. I pass out at the sight of them. If the doctor has to draw blood, they have to have me lie down and they have to have a nurse or someone comfort me so that I don't scream.

    I know I should be an organ donor and give blood, but it's too terrifying. I'm not sure if I'll ever get over these phobias. In fact, I've gotten all sweaty and my heart rate is racing just from writing this. Oh, and, no, organ donation shouldn't be mandatory.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I would support a system of "presumed consent" for organ donations. Basically, unless you made it explicitly clear prior to your death that you did NOT want anyone to take your organs - or if your family raised a big stink about it after your death - any and all usable organs would be taken. That would still protect people's religious freedoms, but the "opt-in" system doesn't produce enough results due to inertia...most people never get around to signing up to being an organ donor.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    I was an organ donor for years...but no one would want these old parts anymore...but I dont know why everyone isnt a voluntary organ donor unless you have strict religious beliefs that would not allow it....Why not donate organs ? its not like your going to be using them and you could be saving a kids life a young mothers life...or anyones life...Doesnt make sense that more people dont step up...but making it mandatory..ehhhhh not to kosher to me

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Some religions would not allow for the mandatory donation of organs. Regardless of that fact, I do not support mandatory organ donation. The potential donor and/or their family should be able to make that choice. Perhaps the family of the potential donor is unable to tolerate the psychological challenge of organ donation after losing a loved one. So then which family's grief is more valuable, and why?
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I would support a system of "presumed consent" for organ donations. Basically, unless you made it explicitly clear prior to your death that you did NOT want anyone to take your organs - or if your family raised a big stink about it after your death - any and all usable organs would be taken. That would still protect people's religious freedoms, but the "opt-in" system doesn't produce enough results due to inertia...most people never get around to signing up to being an organ donor.
    I can already see the mountains of lawsuits against something like this. "Presumed" anything dealing with doctors and others loved ones is a fast ticket to the hot seat in a civil court.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I would support a system of "presumed consent" for organ donations. Basically, unless you made it explicitly clear prior to your death that you did NOT want anyone to take your organs - or if your family raised a big stink about it after your death - any and all usable organs would be taken. That would still protect people's religious freedoms, but the "opt-in" system doesn't produce enough results due to inertia...most people never get around to signing up to being an organ donor.

    Ditto, I think the default should be organ donation not the opposite.

    Seriously when I was at the transplant center they had to ask me and have me fill forms to donate organs in case I passed away during tests.

    I'm in ****ing for crying out loud!

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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.
    This. I remember reading somewhere about organs going to waste because they had no idea whether the deceased wanted to donate or not.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This. I remember reading somewhere about organs going to waste because they had no idea whether the deceased wanted to donate or not.
    Happens often. My brother is an ER nurse, he knows about wasted organs.

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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Happens often. My brother is an ER nurse, he knows about wasted organs.
    There's no need to waste them. I hear that they're a delicacy in Miami.
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    Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    After death do you think it should be mandated that organs are used to save lives?
    Nope.Your health problems do not entitle you to my organs.
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