I just saw something on the news about a Dr that is proposing that there be a change to the organ donation system in the US - that there be 2 lists, one for people who are willing to donate their own organs, and one for people who aren't. (I'm assuming that children who aren't old enough to donate, their parents would have to agree, or that they would have to agree to be donors, I don't know, they didn't say.)
People who weren't willing to be organ donors would only be able to get an organ if there wasn't anyone on the 1st list who was a match and could use the organ.
The reason the Dr gave was that something like 2 thousand people a day die waiting for an organ, however we bury / cremate on average something like 20 thousand organs that are suitable for donations every day. He thinks more people will get organs, and why should you get one if you aren't willing to donate yourself?
I think it is a GREAT idea! Of course, I am an organ donor--as well as everyone I know. And I would make the decision for my minor children if need be.
That said, here's a link on the Top 10 Myths surrounding organ donation.
Here's more detail on not doing so for religious reasons...(I think all are NOW on board with the idea) http://www.transplantforlife.org/miracles/religion.html
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