Should ORGAN donation be mandatory?

Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by luv 2 sex
As a family that has been affected by organ donation in terms of receiveing, I still truly believe it should be a voluntary thing. Making it mandatory is a line that should not be crossed.
Agree
05/31/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
I don't have the organ donor sticker on my licenses. I have heard of horror stories of doctors making a call to not do a dangerous procedure because they could save many lives over MAYBE saving one. No thanks.

that being said I did tell my wife they can use whatever they can...its just not a sticker on my license so it stays out of the doctors minds.
05/31/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by junipersgame
I don't think organ donation should be mandatory - there are too many people who shy away from organ donation because of religious or cultural reasons. I really do feel that changes should be made, though. For example, change the "organ ... More
This is exactly what I came here to say. The opt-in part, not the part about a friend being saved by donation.

I don't think that it should be mandatory, for reasons that have been stated by others in the thread, but I think that it would be better to make it so that you had to opt out in order to not be considered for donation. After your death, they can assess your organs' viability provided you haven't opted out of donation.
05/31/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Keep it strictly Voluntary
05/31/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
No. Its a person's right to not donate.
05/31/2013
richsam richsam
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
I think there are a lot of ethical issues with mandatory organ donation.
i agree
05/31/2013
alliegator alliegator
Voluntary, but easy to become a donor. I think the system of having it an option to check when getting a drivers license is good.
05/31/2013
snowminx snowminx
It's your body, I don't think it should be mandatory, if people start doing that when when will they stop? Next thing you know women will have to give up their eggs to women that can't have children.
05/31/2013
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by Cosmonaut
Reminds me of this website:

Organ Harvesting
Probably quite true.
05/31/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
I believe volunteering is the way to go, for the reasons many have already expressed.
05/31/2013
nickeyt nickeyt
you shuld be able to have the choice
05/31/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
I'm so torn on this. If people did not donate organs, I would not be alive; At 21 years old, I needed a heart transplant. I have received backlash from people calling me selfish, so let me state, my illness was 100% GENETIC.

Even ... More
Thank you for sharing your life's story. It is touching and quite understandable. There have been some to suggest that ONLY when a person dies of natural causes, maybe our society should mandate that organs be donated at that time. But such a program has to have public input and support.
06/04/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I don't like the thought of it being mandatory!!! I am an organ donor but once I draw up a Will, my Will, will state clearly in there that my organs are to be matched to any of my family who need new organs! After that they can give them to whoever is in need next. I don't believe in the mandatory law for organ donation some people don't want their bodies cut up now matter how they die.

As for everyone and their who there should be a tax write off or incentive to donating that all sounds kinda greedy to me. The incentive is knowing you could save several lives and live on through someone else!!
06/05/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I don't think it should be mandatory, but I think people need to be better educated about what organ donation can do for others.
06/05/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Keep it voluntary.
06/05/2013
libbyv libbyv
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
When I learned that a 10-year old girl needed a lung transplant and is actually number 66 on the overall donors list, (but actually "behind" all adults over the age of 12), it made me think that maybe there is something wrong with the organ ... More
no, it should be voluntary
06/05/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
When I learned that a 10-year old girl needed a lung transplant and is actually number 66 on the overall donors list, (but actually "behind" all adults over the age of 12), it made me think that maybe there is something wrong with the organ ... More
I looks like the 10-year old Pennsylvania girl has been given a Federal Judge's approval to be placed on the "adult" waiting list for a lung donation. With NO help from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, the young girl will have until June 14 when a hearing will be scheduled to determine the Judge's Court Order. There has been much public concern regarding the way the Organ Donor's List is structured. It appears to some that 'age vs. health risk' determines the way Organ Donation is allocated.

It is so sad that some federal bureaucrat decides who or who doesn't get medical help. And just imagine that starting in 2014 the Internal Revenue Service (another Federal Agency) will play a major role in our health care and not between you or your doctor!
06/06/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I don't think it should be mandatory. That seems terribly invasive and wrong to me.
06/09/2013
LoveX LoveX
I've thought about this topic, but in a different aspect. I think the organ donation system does need some changes.

But here is my question, should people (that are in the health they need to be for organs to be harvested) on death row be required to be organ donors? Wouldn't that boost the amount of people saved? I understand lethal injection could possibly wreck the whole body, but couldn't we find a different way to execute? A way that would make the persons remains useful?
06/09/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
When I learned that a 10-year old girl needed a lung transplant and is actually number 66 on the overall donors list, (but actually "behind" all adults over the age of 12), it made me think that maybe there is something wrong with the organ ... More
It was just announced today that the 10-year old little girl from PA. received a double-lung transplant and is out of surgery. GREAT NEWS!
06/12/2013
marshmallow marshmallow
voluntary!
06/13/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I think the system could be improved, but I don't know if it being universally mandatory is the way to go.
06/13/2013
null null
I don't think it should be mandatory, just opt-out instead of opt-in.
06/13/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I can imagine that the system can be improved, but it shouldn't be mandatory.
06/13/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Definitely voluntary. It's my body, even in death.
06/13/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
It is your own body, you should decide what to do with it. I know that people donating organs saves lives. I switched to being an organ donor last month. I'm dead, I don't need them.

But if you were to try and make this mandatory, would you also make people donate their blood while alive? It also saves tons of people. I have donated blood in the past a few times. Everytime that I was able, and not anemic, I would donate. My brother actually had to receive 12 pints of blood during one surgery. I am thankful for people that donate their blood and organs to help others, but it should be on a voluntary basis. I hope that one day my organs go to good use, and I keep living on in the body of someone else.
06/13/2013
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