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Should We Have Opt-Out Organ Donation?
We should have an opt-out system for organ donation.
There is high support amongst civilians for opt-out organ donation schemes.
Anyone opposed, either for religious or other purposes, would have an easy way to opt out.
An emergency 'opt out' option could be made available to families who can give reasonable justification for why their family member would be opposed to donation, in the event of their unexpected/ untimely death.
Fewer people would pass away because they couldn't get a vital organ in time.
The family of the deceased could get an emotional benefit from "choosing" to donate organs, which an opt-out program would not allow for.
The government does not own anyone. Your body is yours.
Possibility for ethical issues for medical personnel, for example in an instance where potentially not reviving a patient with viable/donate-able organs would benefit other patients waiting for compatible organ donation.
Using parts of a recently deceased person's body without their, or their family's, explicit consent could easily be considered desecration of a corpse.
Someone who is opposed may pass away before having the opportunity to opt out (unexpected or untimely death).
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