QUOTE (X-M-O @ Nov 5 2010, 06:17 PM)
Making it more convenient to opt-out doesn't make it any more right. In the same manner that people have the right to decide where they wish to be buried, or if they wish to be cremated, they also have the right to decide if they wish to donate their organs.
Whilst I agree that everyone should donate their useful organs upon death, I do not agree that it should be forced upon them.
By the way, I see no relevance in giving someone $100 if they became organ donors... Could you explain to me how $100 would be of any use to a dead man? =\
We are discussing this in terms of someone dying and then donating - so that statement is out of context and it should be clarified that you were referring to a living person making a donation. Otherwise it makes no sense, as $100 given to a dead man is $100 wasted. (It wouldn't even pay for a bundle of flowers to be added to the funeral ceremony nowadays.)
Now, if you were to say, "any persons that agree to donate all of their useful organs upon death should receive $2,000", then it would make more sense because that amount of money could actually help to pay for funeral costs.
It's still a large chunk of money though, and someone would have to pay for it - such as a government program or institution or organisation.
well you would receive the $100 when you agreed to become a donor - and the Organs would be collected upon your death.
regarding opt-out - i dont see how it infringes on ANY human rights.
You still have a choice.
it's funny you mention Burials -
The standard burial is basically a "Hospital Cremation" however it is your right to OPT-OUT of this and have something else done.
Like so much in life, there is a default - and there is a choice.
as long as there is a choice - then the default does not matter.
making organ donation opt-out means that all the people who do not care one way or the other - will donate their organs.
Those that do not wish to - can let their organs rot in a coffin if they like