View Poll Results: Should People Opposed To Organ Donation Be Banned From Recieving One?

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Thread: People Who Refuse To Donate Their Organs Should Be Banned From Recieving One

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    Default People Who Refuse To Donate Their Organs Should Be Banned From Recieving One

    This came up on a Facebook page and I actually agreed with the person who said it.

    If someone is opposed to organ donation, and is not a registered organ donor and has no intention of becoming one, why should they be permitted to accept an organ from a deceased donor?
    Is this an example of taking but giving nothing in return?
    And isn't it hypocritical to refuse to donate your own organs to save someones life, but be okay with taking someone else's organs to save your own?

    It kinda makes me angry that people will take something from another person, but would refuse to do the same thing for someone else. Its selfish, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    This came up on a Facebook page and I actually agreed with the person who said it.

    If someone is opposed to organ donation, and is not a registered organ donor and has no intention of becoming one, why should they be permitted to accept an organ from a deceased donor?
    Is this an example of taking but giving nothing in return?
    And isn't it hypocritical to refuse to donate your own organs to save someones life, but be okay with taking someone else's organs to save your own?

    It kinda makes me angry that people will take something from another person, but would refuse to do the same thing for someone else. Its selfish, IMO.
    i don't think they are being hypocritical; some people have an inordinate fear of being cut open when they die and having the organs harvested; some cannot for religious reasons. Some could care less either way; just depends on their feelings and religious convictions.

    If you volunteer to donate your organs there should be no strings or conditions attached to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    This came up on a Facebook page and I actually agreed with the person who said it.

    If someone is opposed to organ donation, and is not a registered organ donor and has no intention of becoming one, why should they be permitted to accept an organ from a deceased donor?
    Is this an example of taking but giving nothing in return?
    And isn't it hypocritical to refuse to donate your own organs to save someones life, but be okay with taking someone else's organs to save your own?

    It kinda makes me angry that people will take something from another person, but would refuse to do the same thing for someone else. Its selfish, IMO.
    Mak, if a person receives an organ from someone else, that means they're in need for it to live, therefore, they are not in the best of health and can't be a organ donor themselves........ doncha think?

    People, in general, are very generous in helping others w/health situations. When I was at the Red Cross, I got a call one day asking me if I would put on a bone marrow drive for a young mother who went to his church who had leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. Said "Sure!" and did it.

    We had a HUGE turnout! Not only the members of the woman's church, but many, many others in the community. A bone marrow transplant isn't easy on the donor and when the donors asked me about the procedure I just told them "I won't lie to you. After it's over with, you will feel like you had been kicked by a horse - but if you're a match, you will save someone's life." No one ever walked out......

    There was no match for the young mother, who had 2 kids and she passed on, but she said herself "The bone marrow drive was great b/c it put so many more people on the bone marrow register for those who need a transplant and there will be matches there for others."

    And, ironically, several yrs later, my own beloved daughter was diagnosed with leukemia - but she was lucky and didn't need a transplant. If she had, her brother or sister - maybe me or her dad would have been a match, but no guarantee, of course.

    Practically everyone I know is an organ donor....

    And, incidentally, a couple of those church members came back later and asked me if they could work as a volunteer for me and they were excellent volunteers - very good people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamewell45 View Post
    i don't think they are being hypocritical; some people have an inordinate fear of being cut open when they die and having the organs harvested; some cannot for religious reasons. Some could care less either way; just depends on their feelings and religious convictions.

    If you volunteer to donate your organs there should be no strings or conditions attached to it.
    Good post..........
    Obama logic....

    Obama wants every U.S. citizen to prove they are insured, but also according to him, people don't have to prove they are U.S. citizens....

    This sums up the Affordable Care Act.

    Remember when Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it” A physician called into a radio show and said: "That's the definition of a stool sample".

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    Are there actually any people who refuse to be organ donors on moral or emotive grounds (as opposed to just not getting around to signing up) who wouldn't also refuse to be a recipient on the same basis?

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    No, they should not be banned. Many people who receive blood transfusions are not blood donors. The same ethical principles should and do apply to organ transplantation.

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    Cant see what the point would be, there is actually a surplus of donor organs in this country. Its other resources to take advantage of donor organs that are lacking.
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/do...523-1f0ui.html
    Donor organs going to waste
    GRAVELY ill Victorians are missing out on life-saving transplants because hospitals do not have the resources to take advantage of a dramatic increase in donated organs.

    About 1700 Australians, including 500 in Victoria, are on the official transplant waiting list, and about 80 people die each year while waiting.

    A parliamentary inquiry has been told that the number of deceased organ donors in Victoria has more than doubled in recent years, from an average of 46 a year between 2000 and 2007, to 98 last year.


    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/do...#ixzz1PoUWglMj

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    Okay,Makedde, and people who don't pay taxes should be banned from receiving benefits paid for by taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    Cant see what the point would be, there is actually a surplus of donor organs in this country. Its other resources to take advantage of donor organs that are lacking.
    Wow interesting post! :P. Also does anyone know exactly how organ Donation works??? I imagine that if your dead for an hour they become useless. And on 7pounds (movie), it seemed like they had the option of saving Will Smith OR the girl... in other words does being an organ donor give away your prioritization? I mean i would love to give my organs when i die, who cares, but if its like a choice between my life and another, i think i deserve my organs... as selfish as that sounds.

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    disagree until the system is better policed.

    right now some doctors will not save someone in order to take their organs since they are valuable.
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