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Organ Donation Should be an Opt-Out System

Updated on April 4, 2018
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Do You Think Organ Donation Should be an Opt-Out System?

Do You Think Organ Donation Should be an Opt-Out System? I do.

Currently America uses an "opt-in" system for organ donation, whereas a person must have declared earlier that they wished for their organs to be donated. I believe that an "opt-out" system would better serve America's needs. This system would automatically assume they wanted to donate their organs, unless they earlier declared that they did not. The opt-out system is based on presumed consent unless specified otherwise.

What YOU can do

Currently there are 98,634 on a waiting list for an organ in the US. Clearly something needs to be done. I suggest an opt-out system, but since that is not in place now, visit this website to find out more information on organ donation and how YOU can give the gift of life...

The Organ Donation Debate - What kind of organ donation system would be best?

Please keep this about the issue and not about the ladies on the View. Unrelated comments (on both sides) will be removed to make room for people will an opinion about the issue at hand: organ donation.

Organ Donation Should be an Opt-Out System

The View - Elizabeth Hasselbeck
The View - Elizabeth Hasselbeck

The View Debates Opt-Out vs. Opt-In Organ Donation

Once again...Joy vs. Elizabeth

The ladies on The View have an opinion on everything, and they have touched upon Opt-Out organ donation. Joy Behar brings up the idea as something she thinks would be a good idea because some people are superstitious about actually signing that line on their license. Elizabeth Hasselbeck disagrees saying that this is an absurd idea and connects the concept with the government taking from you. Watch the video here:

The View Hot Topics - Organ Donation

Organ Donation Ribbon Magnet

Organ Donation Awareness 2 in 1 Ribbon Magnet
Organ Donation Awareness 2 in 1 Ribbon Magnet
Show your support for Organ Donation and raise awareness for organ donation with this magnet for your car. This is a high quality UV protected printed vinyl ribbons backed with thick .30 mil magnetic material.
 

Would You Donate?

The whole idea behind the opt-out organ donation program is that more people would agree to organ donation than have actually made that known. Answer these two questions, so we can get an idea as to whether this truly is the case.

Would you donate your organs?

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Have you opted-in?

Have you formally declared that you wish to donate your organs? (In your will, or by signing that spot on the back of your license)

Have you opted-in to the organ donation program?

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Raising the Dead - Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society

Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society
Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society
Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25,000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by receiving vital new organs. Another 5,000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions.
 

The Gift that Heals - Stories of hope, renewal and transformation through organ and tissue donation

The Gift that Heals: Stories of hope, renewal and transformation through organ and tissue donation
The Gift that Heals: Stories of hope, renewal and transformation through organ and tissue donation
The stories in this book are about life coming out of death. A police officer, left for dead in a hail of bullets, can golf and fish again; a woman, whose lungs were at one time so diseased that she was dependent on oxygen, has since climbed 5,000 feet to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park carrying a 25-pound backpack; a man who was fighting for his life went on to become an Olympic champion. On one side, they tell of transplanted human organs and tissue transforming lives and, on the other, the inspiring selflessness of the families who donated them at the bleakest moment of their lives.
 
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