Organ Donation - Why should we - Why not?
What are the factors that you considered when making that decision?
Once I'm dead, people may as well get some use out of what would otherwise just rot. I don't see any significant downside. Of course, donating things while still alive, like a kidney, would be a much more difficult decision since it actually introduces risk and has an effect on the donor.
Hopefully, continued research will make growing individual organs a cost effective, viable alternative.
I agree with wkhigley. When I am gone, if there is anything that could keep somebody else going, I would be more than happy to make that possible. Families lose a child or a child loses a parent at times simply because there is no organ donor. If my organ will work, why not? I certainly won't be able to use it at that point.
As for donating while still alive, that is a harder decision. I would definitely donate for one of my children if needed and if I was a match. I have read of people donating a kidney to people that are not family members or loved ones and all I can say is that is one of the most unselfish acts I have ever heard of.
By donating Marty's organs was a way to begin my healing process. Though he lost his life he gave others a chance to go on. read more
Definitely donate! While it is hard for those who are left behind, it is best to have your good stuff used ;-)
another good question. donors should really have a discussion well in advance with loved ones about their wishes as well. if a family member is faced with the decision to donate at the onset of shock of loss, and without the discussion taking place prior, the decision to donate will be extremely difficult to make and the donation may not take place. The decision to donate has to be made very, very quickly.
If the discussion has already taken place, the seeds will have already been planted; the memory of the decision/wishes should come forward quickly to the family member (in shock and left with the responsibility to decide), thereby allowing the family member to make a quick decision in favour of donation.
The deceased may have left a written wish to donate, however that information may not be readily available at the time of death. Thus, the decision is left up to the family member who is in shock.
I'm speaking from experience. hope the above makes sense....
by Aime 23 months ago
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...
by Elena 6 years ago
Should people be paid for Organ Donation?In the UK, Cash incentives or Funeral Expenses are ideas currently being put forward to encourage people to donate Human Organs. A lot of people die, while awaiting Transplants. Do you have any thoughts about this?
by Amanda S 23 months ago
Could you donate an organ while you are still alive?Humans can live with one kidney, and can survive even after donating part of their liver or lung. This is a bit different than being an organ donar, where they take your organs after you are dead. Could you donate your organs while living, and...
by MP50 6 years ago
How does organ donation work in your Country? In England and Sweden we have to sign organ donation papers' before we die.
by pisean282311 8 years ago
how many of you would go for organ donation?..like pledging to give eyes
by drdspervez 7 years ago
What are your views about organ donation?
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