Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Organ Donation

I did find something in the news to talk about, which is this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14341553. It's a story that says that now drivers are going to have to specify if they want to be an organ donor or not. It's going to be at the start of the registering process for getting a new, or replacement license.

I'm kind of for this and I'm kind of against it. On the one hand, awesome, it will increase organ donation, and to the people who are organ donors, I say thanks, and good job kind sir/madam. Have a drink on me...wait don't actually, people might need that liver. Was that a joke in poor taste? Possibly.

It seems that they did try this in Illinois in America. Whoa it's not often I actually say something for the benefit of my non-American readers, but now the UK is the top of my viewers list again, I have to play to the crowds. Anyway, it did cause an increase in organ donation, so it does seem to be a success. It's also a much MUCH better scheme than assumed consent. Which is where you have to opt out, you don't get to opt in, you just have to opt out. Anyone's who's ever assumed anything will tell you that it's a bad idea to assume lol. It'd be fun to stand in front of a judge and say "Well, you see, she didn't say yes, sure, but she also didn't say no. I assumed consent. Awwwww yeahhhhhhhhhhh". Alright, that's an incredibly far fetched idea that probably would never happen, but hey, you have to be extreme to get heard.

I personally don't want to be an organ donor. Call me old fashioned, but when I die, I want to be buried, in one piece, in an awesome suit, and flame decals on the coffin so I can "Ride into Hell in style". While I would give my organs to a family member, or someone I really cared about, probably, I wouldn't want them going to a stranger, and when I'm dead, if you want my organs ask me nicely while I'm still alive.

Anyway, one last time, if you have signed up to be an organ donor, well done, thank you, and I hope you never have to actually be one. But hey, with the advances on stem cell research these days, we won't need organ donors, as they can just grow organs, and then I can begin some of my operations.

19 comments:

  1. i dont care what happens to my organs as soon as im dead, because, well, I'll be dead by then, doesnt look like ill need those anytime soon again, eh?

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  2. that's really important! i think people should be more encouraged to donate organs and save some lifes!

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  3. this is quite interesting sir. but it would be too much of a trouble for drivers to do so. Don't get me wrong this was a good plan too. But stressing out the plans when you die is somehow kinda too far fetched to driving lol, except probably when you plan to die driving.

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  4. I dont mind the idea of being able to help someone if im dead... thats why I am an organ donor, so it works out, good article :)

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  5. I'm pretty sure we do this everywhere in the states. I'm an organ donor. My reasoning is in the event of a fatal accident, it's not like I'll be needing them, lol.

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  6. I'm all for organ donation... if someone wants my organs after i'm done with them, that's cool. Just don't take my liver, it won't last you long, i've already put miles on it.

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  7. when im dead... well, then im dead. why should i care about my organs when i dont need them anymore ^^

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  8. I will give my organs to somebody who needs them.

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  9. I go back and forth with that notion. I feel like it does a world a good, but I'm not sure I want to do it.

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  10. i don't really know where i stand on this issue

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  11. I don't mind this. The whole thing is being blown out of proportion. All they are doing is forcing you to answer an extra question, which will hopefully bring organ donation levels up. Personally, I think they should assume everyone wants to be an organ donor and let people opt-out if they don't want to be, then we'd see how many people truly are opposed!

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  12. Yes, donation's all well and good, but do you know any organ traders? I'm in the market for a reliable new liver.

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  13. I think it is a great idea. In Canada you must opt in to be a donor, if you don't and there is no consent from any relatives, the organs don't get touched, which in many cases can be a waste. I am an organ donor, I don't really understand people who aren't, but I'm not a hater.

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  14. My organs are used goods. No one wants a lung that's been busted or an eye that's been blinded. If I gave consent, my corpse would probably be messed with by med students. I don't need those people snickering at my birthmarks.

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  15. that's really important! i think people should be more encouraged to donate organs and save some lifes!

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  16. I dont mind the idea of being able to help someone if im dead... thats why I am an organ donor, so it works out, good article :)

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  17. I'm an organ donor myself. Take it all!

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  18. I'm an organ donar, and I think someone already posted it but I think this is standard here in the States. Unless its against your religion, I really don't see why you wouldn't donate your organs, you could save a life.

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  19. Happy to be an organ donor myself, as long as they don't take them till I am done with them.

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