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OftenBen  ·  2151 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: We should harvest organs before a donor dies – Walter Glannon – Aeon

    I don't want the little organ donor thing on my license to be the reason I die.

That's not at all what it is though. The reason would be whatever catastrophe that made you a donor in the first place. This isn't a discussion about 'if.' it's a discussion about 'when.'

To each his or her own though.

aidrocsid  ·  2151 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is about ifs, though. Even the article mentions that sometimes people come out of comas and you can't really predict when that'll happen. If I would have come out of the coma and they didn't bother to keep me alive because they wanted my liver I most definitely died because of being an organ donor. Honestly, if something like this were passed in the US I'd probably go turn in my license and opt out. I doubt I'd be the only one.