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Do you think prison inmates should be able to donate their organs?

Given they are tested and healthy.

Why or why not?

I can see this going well....
"Doctor you saved me, thank you for my new heart!"

"Mr Deer, the thanks goes to OJ Simpson, his heart was donated to you after he died in prison a few hours ago."


I think its great


Asked by LostSoul88 at 11:40 AM on Jan. 31, 2013 in Health

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Answers (17)
  • I don't see why not. Though, I don't think donors should know who donated the organ.

    Answer by 3libras at 11:52 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • It might be the only good thing they've ever done in their life.

    Answer by SaraD1989 at 11:53 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • I am pretty sure they can legally donate. But if someone dies in a prison chances are they are not free from some sort of communicable disease or virus even if they die of natural causes.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:20 PM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • I suppose it would depend on the circumstances. My tax dollars already pay for their upkeep, so why should money be spent on medical expenses for an elective surgery? If the inmate would die and the organs were then harvested, then sure. There would be no more money spent going forward. But if it were something like a kidney, where the inmate would continue to live after the donation, then no.

    Answer by hootie826 at 11:48 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • As long as they're healthy, I don't see the issue. In the end, they're still saving a life.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • Yes it will help others.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 12:10 PM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • If they are healthy enough. With all the people who die waiting for an organ, it would be foolish to let a perfectly good heart or liver go to waste just because the donor was in prison.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:45 PM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • I do not see anything wrong with it if they have healthy organs nut I don't think they necessarily tell the recipient where they got the organ just that someone died and had signed a donor card.

    If it ever came to that I would stop at the brain. No brain transplants from inmates.

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:57 PM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • Not sure. It's a little weird.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 11:41 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • i dont think i would want to know from who but as long as it healthy yes! there are people that die that arent nice people and didnt get caught that donate their organs but what someone did or whatever should stop their organs from saving a someones life... if i needed a heart i wouldnt care where it came from!

    Answer by futurebabykar at 11:44 AM on Jan. 31, 2013