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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.