It's each person's body and they have a right to dispose of it as they wish. I'm an organ donor, though it does freak out my kids, they know not to thwart my wishes. One of them has not checked the donor box on their driver's license. I won't thwart them if it came down to it. Those are their wishes and I have no right to interfere.
Likewise, mandating organ donation will increase the number of preventable deaths.
In stead, we should offer some kind of tax incentive for being a voluntary donor.
Part of the problem with our current system is that most people are simply lazy. Most people would have no issue with being an organ donor, but far less are actually registered to be an organ donor. An "opt-out" system makes more sense than an "opt-in" system IMO. There are too many people desperately in need of organs for us to just bury people with perfectly good organs when they weren't even opposed to donating them.
Last edited by Kandahar; 07-04-12 at 08:06 AM.
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