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Organ Donation Changes

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Organ Donation Changes

England is to follow other parts of the UK and change the law on organ donations. We are to change from an opt-in to an opt-out option. This will make it legal for organs to be removed without permission of next of kin.

 

There are currently 6000 individuals waiting for organs and 400 die each year before an organ is available.

 

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I am already a donor but what do you all think about this move?

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Re: Organ Donation Changes

I`m past the "three score years and ten".... so any parts of me would be well past their "sell by date"... not so sure about the "use by date" though.... so long as I am dead.... they can have what bits they want...as for my "relatives"... it won`t bother me, whether they object or not....  If they want to be selfish, then that will be their problem, not mine !

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Re: Organ Donation Changes


@shutter wrote:

... so long as I am dead.... they can have what bits they want...

Ditto.

 

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Re: Organ Donation Changes

#breakmeforspares

 

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No problem with it........providing someone is not making money out of it !

Whilst I do not have a link to it I recall there was some fuss about private patients both from here and abroad jumping the queue for transplants.

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@Mook wrote:

#breakmeforspares

 


Do you have a price list for the parts ? as some of my current parts are not working well, if at all.

Cheesy

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"All of me; why not take all of me"?  It'll save on the cremation and funeral costs for those left behind.Grin

But that's a dream, as i doubt they'll want parts from an 80+ with a history.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Organ Donation Changes

One alternative to organ donation is to donate your whole body to a medical school. To do this you have to live within a certain distance of the school and this way there are no burial costs at all.

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@gleneagles - Prices vary according to demand, and how dead I am.

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I'd like to donate my body to a 'Body Farm' but as yet there are none that exist in the UK, for now at least. I think the more Forensic Science know the better for everyone in the future.