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Should organ donation be mandatory for the dead?

Asked by: Fanny
  • We do not own our body, it is just borrowed from God.

    Living human being can claim it's his body and he can do whatever he wants, but the reality is that the body he is using came from God who lent the body to him temporarily. Dead people likewise do not own their body, thus, they or their families don't have a right to own it. Dead people do not own their organs. Many sick people need organs so that they can live for some more years, but organs are not available that much, so people die because of this organ scarcity. If organ donation becomes mandatory then many people would be save from death. Why would dead people deny those sick from sufferings? They no longer need their organs in the casket, those ill people badly need the organs more than dead people do. Organ donation should be mandatory for the sick people who want to be with their families a little longer.

  • So many lives will be saved

    Obviously you are not in need of them when you are dead. One organ doner can save up to eight lives. Thousands of people die because they were in need of an organ but did not receive one because there was no match for them. Most religions support organ donation. Your body will not be mutilated. Doctors will take the up-most care when extracting your organs. The silver lining in a tragedy is they have the chance to save someone.

  • So many lives will be saved.

    Obviously you are not in need of them when you are dead. One organ doner can save up to eight lives. Thousands of people die because they were in need of an organ but did not receive one because there was no match for them. Most religions support organ donation. Your body will not be mutilated. Doctors will take the up-most care when extracting your organs. The silver lining in a tragedy is they have the chance to save someone.

  • So many lives will be saved

    Obviously you are not in need of them when you are dead. One organ doner can save up to eight lives. Thousands of people die because they were in need of an organ but did not receive one because there was no match for them. Most religions support organ donation. Your body will not be mutilated. Doctors will take the up-most care when extracting your organs. The silver lining in a tragedy is they have the chance to save someone.

  • Does anyone else consider the practical and spiritual consequences?

    No, we don't our organs with us when dead, so if you are not using it anymore, why wouldn't you give them to someone? You could, but no one can make you, plus just practically speaking I see a lot of potential for abuse. People being declared dead before time or the paramedic/doctor, etc. not doing 100% because a relative is waiting for an organ, etc. Mandatory donation reinforces the notion, organs are disposable. They are not and we should take better care of our bodies, period. Yes people do deserve second chances and most people on the list deserve to live, that is not the issue. The issue is how mandatory organ donation would change our perspective on things. I think it would be detrimental due to the fore mentioned reasons.

    Stepping out of the practical reasons and going into the more spiritual ones. I believe our DNA is a physical manifestation of your spirit, which is why it is unique and it is the reason I believe why some people reject the organ even after it being deemed compatible. Nature tells us there is far more than meets the eye here.

    Of course I cannot prove any of what I am about to say and it is just a theory but, if the spirit leaves the body once it stops working (you die), what happens to the spirit if certain organs (which contain your DNA) suddenly start working again? Would tat cause the spirit to become confused? Would that spirit be prevented from ascending and moving on?

    There is anecdotal evidence that people after being transplanted with an organ start out of nowhere to do things the deceased donor liked doing, etc. That tells me it is likely your spirit is somewhat attached to your DNA expression. It is not about whether you are still using your organs or not, it is about us not knowing whether this stalls or hinders our spirit in any way. Such a personal decision must be weighed by the donor and donation shouldn't be mandatory at all.

    Juris said something about our bodies not being ours but G'd's, if that is the case, in more than one religion, harvesting a dead body for parts would be desecrating the body, which shouldn't be done.

    We can't just assume the body becomes waste once we die, there is more than just our bodies and I for one, don't plan to spend any time wandering as a spirit, waiting for my organs which are kept working by total strangers to me, to give in so I can finally rest, reincarnate or whatever comes next.

  • Mandatory i think not

    If it was mandatory the people who did do it wouldn't necessarily be hero's because everyone is doing it. It would be just a normal thing. We couldn't have the right to say i was born with these organs and i am going to die with theses organs. So in conclusion if someone wants to keep THEIR organs let them its non of your business.

  • Although ethically it is the right thing to do, you cannot force someone to give something of theirs away, even in death.

    The thing is, even though it is a positive thing to do, you cannot force someone to donate their organs to someone just because they have passed away. It violates freedom of one's body. Even though that person has passed away, their body is still their own. Dying does not erase the fact that you did not want your organs given away. Making it mandatory is basically saying that, "We can do whatever we want with your dead body because you're now an object." No!

    People should be left to their morals to decide whether or not they want to donate their organs. Forcing them is just wrong.


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