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Is it selfish to choose not to donate your organs after you die?


Only 25% of Canadians and less than 40% of Americans are organ donors. Is there any reason for you, as a dead person, to keep your organs that's more important than possibly saving another person's life? Should organ donation be routine (ie. Not a choice) under certain circumstances?

 

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    Aime (Aime F) 20 months ago

    Thanks, I totally agree with you. To me it's a bit like having a million dollars that you saved up cremated with you. It's yours, you can choose to do that, but it seems like SUCH a waste when it could change or save someone else's life.

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    Aime (Aime F) 20 months ago

    That's true (and I have issues w/ the family having the final say but not enough room to get into it) but I meant more for taking the initial step of registering as a donor.

    Thanks for answering.

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    Aime (Aime F) 20 months ago

    Ultimately that's not the doctor's choice, though (at least not where I am). Part of the reason it's important to have a plan in place should life support become a reality.

    Thanks for the answer.

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    Aime (Aime F) 20 months ago

    Thanks. I agree that making it mandatory would be a slippery slope. I wonder if it might be better to have an opt-out system rather than opt-in, though. 90% of people support organ donation but donor % is abysmal - ppl forget or don't know how.


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    Aime (Aime F) 20 months ago

    Just to clarify, I don't think anyone should feel they have a right to anyone else's body parts.

    I think you make a good point that people have a right to be selfish if that's what they feel is best for themselves.

    Thanks for the answer.


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