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    Default Do we have a "right" to the organs of the dead?

    I would be against this. What do you think or feel about the issue?

    Doctors 'should have the right to remove people's organs after death'
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    I say, absolutely! The person is Dead. Period. The earth naturally harvests your flesh anyways so why not (either to save a life, conduct research, or even eat)?

    I ask anyone whom drinks alcohol or smokes: this is like a free get out of jail card, how could you not pass this up?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    I say, absolutely! The person is Dead. Period. The earth naturally harvests your flesh anyways so why not (either to save a life, conduct research, or even eat)?

    I ask anyone whom drinks alcohol or smokes: this is like a free get out of jail card, how could you not pass this up?!
    Should your money go to a random stranger when you die? Maybe to the government? It won't matter once you are dead anyway, right...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Should your money go to a random stranger when you die? Maybe to the government? It won't matter once you are dead anyway, right...?
    I see your point, but I think it's a little unfair to make a comparison to money. I think it's fair to harvest organs because they are natural. Humans can survive without money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    I see your point, but I think it's a little unfair to make a comparison to money. I think it's fair to harvest organs because they are natural. Humans can survive without money.
    Well, the point could be made that it takes money as well as organs to save lives. If anything, money could have a larger effect if it was recycled into aid.

    In any case, the main point I was going for was the concept of not having choice after death. I agree that an opt-out system would probably saves lives overall... so I'm kind of for that.

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    No. If one wanted to see more donation, they should make a reasoned appeal.

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    Of course idealistically this will always work out with everyone always respecting each other's right to live and to their own body. And in no way will anyone ever be tempted to compromise someone else's survival so that some necessary organs can be harvested...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Of course idealistically this will always work out with everyone always respecting each other's right to live and to their own body. And in no way will anyone ever be tempted to compromise someone else's survival so that some necessary organs can be harvested...
    No, this would not occur, because if the organs of every suitable cadaver are used then there will be more than enough transplants available, without having to kill the people who are only "half-dead".

    So yes, I am for it.

    You only have to make sure that there is no "trade" or profit incentive attached to the whole process.

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    I wouldn't want anyone touching my organs. They'll probably give it to some asshole. (Although I do sometimes wish they saved Hitler's brain, like in that movie -- that would be a fascinating prospect and downright COOL!!!)

    But when I die, I want to take everyone else down with me!!!

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    I keep telling you, we're getting closer and closer to Soylent Green.

    The question becomes, is it ethical to assume that a person wants to donate their organ or not? What about their rights to determine the use of their organs on their own without being told they have to exercise this option or the other? This might be a case where popular vote needs to determine what the society determines is the "right" thing to do. What about societal convention against violating the dead? What about that idea that the person needing the organs is simply meant to die? Do we have the right to subvert nature by artificially prolonging their life? Is there a difference between treating an minor illness (like colds, infections), treating major illnesses, (like cancer) and performing organ transplants, which are more invasive?

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