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I personally am not comfortable with the idea of being carved apart while i'm dead. I'll donate while i'm alive, but.. I dont know... something puts me off.

 

HOWEVER, I do agree with the new law\thing. It simply means everyone whos a lazy git contributing nothing, will donate because they didnt go the extra mile to get themselve soff the list. Good move.

 

I'm sure one day I'll switch to donate. Just with all my surgery Ive had recently, I dont like the idea. I'm sure i'll get over it. I'll be dead anywho.

 

You'll be dead, there'll be nothing to feel uncomfortable about.

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i will donate when im dead....im a medical maval!

 

scientents would love me!!

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I must be the only person who doesn't agree with the idea of organ donation -.-

 

(^^ or not :P)

 

Just on a personal basis, what each person wants to do with their body is their own business. I don't like the idea of receiving organs, blood, medicine, vaccinations etc, something about it just feeling too un-natural. I'm not sure where i'd put the ethical line at, but i prefer to keep my body away from such things.

 

For some reason though i'd consider giving blood.

The vehicle of ownership is dead. Gone.

 

What makes you think you should have a say in how it is used?

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I must be the only person who doesn't agree with the idea of organ donation -.-

 

(^^ or not :P)

 

Just on a personal basis, what each person wants to do with their body is their own business. I don't like the idea of receiving organs, blood, medicine, vaccinations etc, something about it just feeling too un-natural. I'm not sure where i'd put the ethical line at, but i prefer to keep my body away from such things.

 

For some reason though i'd consider giving blood.

The vehicle of ownership is dead. Gone.

 

What makes you think you should have a say in how it is used?

 

Same goes for any use of said remains, no?

 

Whether it be for 'scientific use', or whatever a person may deem to be an unpleasant act to do to a deceased human body

 

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Edited by illdrift

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Same goes for any use of said remains, no?

 

Whether it be for 'scientific use', or whatever a person may deem to be an unpleasant act to do to a deceased human body

Pretty much.

 

I'd eat human, if you had good preparation and ensured no nerve/spinal/brain got involved.. and that's a health concern, not a icky-bits concern.

 

People are not defined by their body.

Edited by VannA

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Why not the eyes?

The uneasy feeling of someone walking around with my eyeballs. For some reason I don't care if someone is rocking around with my heart or lungs or pancreas, but the eyes creep me out.

 

I use the thinly veiled excuse that I have bad vision to cover up me being weirded out by it.

 

They don't actually take your whole eyeball, just your cornea. It's one of the most common donations.

 

I must be the only person who doesn't agree with the idea of organ donation -.-

 

(^^ or not :P)

 

Just on a personal basis, what each person wants to do with their body is their own business. I don't like the idea of receiving organs, blood, medicine, vaccinations etc, something about it just feeling too un-natural. I'm not sure where i'd put the ethical line at, but i prefer to keep my body away from such things.

 

For some reason though i'd consider giving blood.

I think you would find that tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella felt far more unnatural, as would Hep A and B. But up to you!

Also I think that the hypovolaemic shock would feel more unnatural than receiving a blood transfusion, but only slightly less than the multi organ dysfunction syndrome you would experience prior to death. Also up to you :)

 

 

P.S: Yes I'm all for opt out!

 

AND

 

Everyone should make it very clear to family members their wishes as the makes the whole process far less traumatic for all involved.

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If you're not using it anymore, why can't someone else?

*shrug* it's an arbitrary ethical line. For some reason, swapping organs crosses that ethical line of interfering with the body. I can't really describe why i feel that way, and i agree just as much with people's reasoning towards organ donation (even reasoning that a person's 'feeling's' are a moot point and of no relevance)

 

I'l gladly go out of my way to help other people before crossing that arbitrary ethical line

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The vehicle of ownership is dead. Gone.

 

What makes you think you should have a say in how it is used?

I think people should have a say in what happens to their remains. I don't believe they should become the property of the state with no input from the current owner.

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The vehicle of ownership is dead. Gone.

 

What makes you think you should have a say in how it is used?

I think people should have a say in what happens to their remains. I don't believe they should become the property of the state with no input from the current owner.

 

Why?

 

The best bow you can draw without creating a varity of interesting legal ramifications is to state it should belong to your relatives. (Which, incidently, is how the current situation comes about.)

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Why?

Well, religious belief, for one thing.

 

Plus if the body does belong to the state upon death, that really opens up a tricky area in cases of vegetative states and similar. At least in my opinion :)

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Vegetative states are not death.. A lack of brain activity is not death.. its brain-death, and they are seperate things for a reason.

 

My why was directed as to the philosophical and legal basis for claiming that a no-longer-observable-existant entity should have claim to property.

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A friend of mine died last year in a car crash, only 17 years old.

 

His mum is still having a lot of trouble dealing with it, but one thing she can proudly say is that his death helped 7 other lives through organ donation.

 

I've told my family if I was to die I do not mind having my organs donated. I don't want my body donated to science however.

 

I honestly can't see a reason you WOULDN'T have your organs donated really...

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The vehicle of ownership is dead. Gone.

 

What makes you think you should have a say in how it is used?

I think people should have a say in what happens to their remains. I don't believe they should become the property of the state with no input from the current owner.

 

Why?

 

The best bow you can draw without creating a varity of interesting legal ramifications is to state it should belong to your relatives. (Which, incidently, is how the current situation comes about.)

 

We don't live in a socialist regime, well not last time I looked. When I write my will I get to say what happens to my assets, I class my body as one of those assets. Sure, the state gets a cut with regard to probate, but nothing you 'own' is more personal than your body. Of all the assets you can own, it's probably the one you should have the most say over, not ownership transferred to the state automatically.

 

It doesn't happen with any other asset.

 

I think following the wishes of the deceased shows a level of respect for that person.

 

I'm all for the 'opt out' legislation, but that still gives the individual choice. However, I'm all for education and having people volunteer their body, I'm not a fan of legislating for the state to take it away.

 

Why should the state get automatic ownership of every dead person without their consent?

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Organ donation means you live longer - Not so much from the POV your bits are working in someone else, but a person only exists for as long as others remember them, and organ donation may only affect a select few, but the effect is has is one that won't be forgotten for a long time. I'm not listed as a organ donor on my license, but my parents (Dad former paramedic, mum is a midwife/maternity nurse) know what I want

 

 

But, why we still doing organ transplants? Why don't we have good artificial mechanical replacements? We got some work on ears and eyes, and external hearts and mechanical lungs, pacemakers etc, but how far off are real replacements? Or is there a reason why there isn't a great deal of development? Rejection issues, power issues, machine lifespan issues? I'd like to see us not relying on the death of others to save people is all - Guess theres organ growing *shrug*

 

 

*secretly wants cyberpunk upgrades*

Edited by Khirareq

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Should the state place the respect of individual religious and spiritual beliefs over a desire to save and better lives?

Should the state be able to take anything or anyone in order to save or better the lives of those defined by the state? Sounds like a plan, a bad one, but it's still a plan!

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It is not the organ donating that bothers me

 

It is having to die a painful death in order to donate that I am afraid of

 

that's unfortunate, but there's no guarantee it'll be painful

 

i can however give you 100% reassurance you'll be dead, as will everyone at some stage

 

it's the ultimate act of narcissism to want to keep your corpse beautiful as a justification for not assisting unfortunates to live a more normal (and unlike yours after death, continuing) existence

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