I believe that people who are organ donors should at least take priority over those who choose not to be. People who are ineligible due to illness, disease, or other reasons outside of their control should also be on the top of the priority list. Those individuals who either choose not to be organ donors or are ineligible due to their own poor life choices should not be eligible to receive an organ transplant for any reason. Period. What goes around comes around.
I feel that if you are in need of an organ, but you yourself won't give one, then you aren't deserving of one. Imagine if nobody was an organ donor. Then there would be no organs for people who need to get transplants. Therefore, if you aren't a contributor, you are a waster.
If you are prepared to accept an organ from someone you had better be prepared to be a donor yourself when the time comes. There is no reason for people not to be organ donors, they take them after you die, so you have no need for them. If vanity or selfishness prevents you from being a donor, then you shouldn't be able to accept the generosity of someone else.
I personally think that everyone should be organ donors. After a person dies he obviously has no more use for his or her body. Your organs can save a life. I think it is unfair to receive organs from a deceased person if you are not willing to do that for some one else.
Those who are unable to donate due to health issues don't count here. But for those who are healthy and are able to donate, the should be required to in order to receive an organ. They shouldn't be able to receive a life saving organ if they themselves are not willing to give their own away when they die. That's selfish and it helps no one. There are no cons to donating. It's free, doesn't interfere with an open casket funeral, and you help others in need.
If you have the ability to donate, you need to partake in the giving part of the system if you would like to be on the receiving end. Not only is it selfish to accept an organ without being a donor, but it hurts the system. There is already a significant deficit between the organs that are available and those that need a transplant, and by offering organs to those that won't return the favor will cause the gap to continually grow
Treat others like you would want to be treated. Period. If you say that your religion or your god won't let you, then let your religion or god save you when you need a new kidney. Your body won't be whole anyways if you have someone else's organs. If your selfish with your organs, then other people have the right to be selfish where their organs go. Maybe there should be a "my organs can only go to another organ donor" checkbox.
If you don't want to contribute to the collective good with regard to organ donation, that's fine. However, you shouldn't expect to receive the benefit of the scheme when you find you need a transplant. There should only be exceptions for people who are not suitable donors - religiously motivated reasons should count for nothing.
If you say no because of religion then you got god to take care of you when you need a new heart. If you are just selfish and wish to be intact when you die then when you do need a heart transplant you should't get to receive one because your body won't be "whole" since it's someone else's organ.
However, I do see the need to better educate people on organ donation to clear up some common misconceptions about the subject, such as "my doctor won't try as hard to save me!" "I don't want to be deformed in my funeral" etc.... To prevent people who are misinformed from saying NO and then needing a transplant.
If a person is willing to take an organ they should also be willing to give an organ. Organ donation is not limited to external organs it also includes external parts such as skin. Even if a disease or illness prevents someone from using a liver or kidney they can still donated skin and eyes. It should be people helping people. Any adult who can have a better quality of life from the gift of another should be required to give others that same opportunity.
People who are willing to give an organ should be first in line to get one themselves. Those who are not willing to give an organ should not think they are entitled to receive one. Why should I save someone else with my organs who wouldn't save me? It is the ultimate gift... Only those willing to give it should be the ones who receive it.
It's your choice to donate. But, you should not expect to receive an organ from a donor if you are not a donor yourself. Those organs should first be given to those who are donors themselves. This is a respectful and fare to all parties. It's simple, don't give...Don't receive. I don't want a selfish person to have my organs.
When you die you do not need your organs. Might as well give them to someone who really needs them. You could be saving many lives with your donated organs. There might be religious reasons for not giving organs, but other than that you should give your organs once you do die. Why not?
I am not saying that you should not be able to receive an organ if you obviously can't donate your organs. But I do believe that the people who have agreed to be an organ donor should get priority over the ones who did not wish to donate and help others, as they are requesting the help of others now.
How can you expect to receive something that you are not prepared to give yourself? If you believe life is so important and everyone should have the best possible chance of living a normal life...then become an organ donor! Admin is easy - it can be listed on your Medicare details - done.
way the system currently stands, yes. You have no business hoarding your own organs if you're getting someone else's organs. If you expect to receive the organs of other people, at the very least you should be willing to give up your own organs upon death for other people who will need them.
Why should an able person who refuses to contribute to the system take precedent over one who does willingly contribute?
If you can't be generous enough to donate your organs after you don't need them, you shouldn't take them from other people. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
In order to keep the organ donor program strong, I do think that anyone that wants to be eligible for an organ transplant should also be a donor.
People shouldn't be denied an organ just because they decided not to be an organ donor. There are some religions who don't approve organ donation after you die. They believe that the body should stay intact after you die. Should people be punished because of their religion? Absolutely not!
You should not be a organ donor to receive a organ transplant. The main reason for this is if the patient needs a organ themselves, they are already lacking of organs. This is why they should receive a organ instead of losing one. They should be the receiver instead of the donor.
Look above. What they say is true, how can you donate when you are the one in need of donating. It is the donor's choice to donate, it's not the recipient's fault if they aren't in the position to help out themselves. This is like saying in order for you to give to the poor, the poor has to give to you first.
A doctor cannot refuse to do an organ transplant, just because the person is
not an organ donor. Doctors save lives, they do not make judgements. I think many people who might suddenly benefit from organ donation may have a
change of heart and become one, if at all possible.
Everyone deserves as much of a chance at survival as possible. Maybe they have a certain reason why they don't want to donate an organ. They can absolutely donate other things to other causes. Sure they should be encouraged to donate an organ, but absolutely not required.
I think that people should be able to get an organ transplant whether they are an organ donor or not. If a person is in need of a transplant, it would not be morally right, in my opinion, to let that person continue to suffer or die because they are not a donor. All people should have the chance to receive a transplant. In the end, saving a life or helping someone who is sickly is the most important thing.
Of course not! The reason a person needs an organ transplant is generally illness, disease, or other damage to the affected organ. If illness or disease is the reason, other organs may also be affected and would not be viable for donation. Harvesting these organs for transplant upon the death of the donor would compromise the health of the recipient, and the entire donation system. Would you want the lungs of a lifetime smoker/heavy drinker who received a liver transplant, because the patient was "required" to sign up? Common sense indicates this is not a viable option to increase available organs for donation.
Requiring people to become a organ donor in order to receive organ transplants is not a good policy in my opinion. This idea is nothing more than a form of coercion in order to get more organ donors. A better way to get people to donate organs is to pay them in advanced for them.
Some people have checked the box on the back of their driver's license indicating that they are willing to be organ donors, but many people haven't thought about it or made their wishes known. Some people who need organ transplants may not have a driver's license, or may be too young to have made the decision to be an organ donor. For these reasons, it doesn't make sense to require a person to have stated in advance that they would be an organ donor before they can receive an organ donation.
While it is appreciated that every healthy individual registers to donate his organs after his death, this should not be a mandatory requirement to receive an organ since legally this cannot be enforced on human beings and should be voluntarily offered if the individual truly feels he wants to.
Because of ethical reasons and also, some people are not in any position to give up organs when they themselves might need one. Becoming an organ donor just to receive an organ may cause more implications and problems in your body. So, to answer the question, no you shouldn't be required to be an organ donor in order to receive an organ transplant.
No one should be denied health care or placed on a lower priority due to their personal beliefs or viewpoints. People don't donate because they often just don't think about donating. If you wanted to send the message across for them to donate "or else" - you might as well spend that money by investing in something more worth while. If the people don't donate because it's not something on their minds, or because there's a stigma / or whatever, this is something a positive donation campaign can deal with.
Whether you choose to be an organ donor, or not, if you need one to save your life you have just as much right as anyone else to have your life saved. Now, the right thing to do is give and take, not just take. So, while I do believe my first statement wholeheartedly, I also believe in fairness and reciprocity. Reciprocity makes the world a much better place. So, the fact that someone is an organ donor should figure into the equation which is used to decide who gets an organ. Being an organ donor should be a plus for a person who is in need of an organ.
Many people aren't able to be a donor, but if you want to receive organs in your time of need you should be willing to give if you can.
While there are bound to be some people who choose not to list themselves as organ donors because they're "greedy" and don't want anyone to receive help from them when they die, there are a lot of reasons why people may not want to donate their organs. To some people, saying on their driver's license that they're an organ donor may remind them of their mortality; that makes some people very uncomfortable, so they decline to be listed in order to avoid thinking about death. It's hard for people to think about what's going to happen to their bodies when they die. For some people, there may be a religious reason behind their choice. People shouldn't be penalized for beliefs such as these.
Many people are excluded from becoming an organ donor after death because of diseases such as hepatitis, cancer or HIV. Others cannot be organ donors because of their age and the poor conditions of their organs. It is not morally right to exclude such people from receiving donated organs, simply because they cannot donate their own.
I'm an organ donor myself so that I can potentially save a life if I die. I don't care if the recipient has made the same choice as me, that doesn't mean they don't deserve to live. Plus, if doctors are forced to find out if each patient is a donor themselves before operating, that would be a waste of valuable time
A patient could suffer from a survivable, but serious illness. Being an organ donor could possibly spread this disease. Being a candidate for organ donorship is not a necessary condition for receiving a donation.