Skip to comments.I'm Not An Organ Donor.
Posted on 05/12/2012 10:09:45 AM PDT by JoanVarga
If that plain statement offends you, then you can take the measure of just how far your thinking has been influenced by the Imagine crowd. Specifically, the imagine no possessions set.
You have no right to my organs after Im gone. Sorry. I have every right to be this way without being judged as selfish. Here I draw the line on the march of the boundary-challenged fascists: No. Hands off. Find some other way to save a life that doesnt involve the inherent corruption of the medical profession when an unscrupulous and hardened surgeon is tempted with my shiny, perfectly functioning kidneys while Im under the knife for an appendectomy.
Im fine with being an organ receiver from a willing donor. Im fine with willingly offering surplus parts of my own while Im still alive. But I am not a passive donor. Its my living, thinking, breathing choice while Im alive and my fervent wish to be respected after Im gone. Mine.
Theres something that disturbs me about the push for everyone to be an organ donor. People that wish to make their flesh a commodity while theyre alive or dead have that choice. Its when we give that power to another that I worry.
If you own it, be careful to whom you would offer it. Unknown future entities (i.e., govt doctors) do not inspire confidence.
I'm not alone in this, apparently. A friend noted in the comments to this post:
I began recommending to my kids and other youngsters that they take up smoking.
Each one has responded with varying degrees of unbelieving protest. The smartest expected that there must be something else I had to say, and so they asked why I would recommend that they put their health at risk?
Yes, in a world where longevity risks are static, you would indeed increase your risk of dying early by being a smoker. On the other hand, should you ever be in need of life-saving medical care, and decisions about saving your life is being weighed, then it will be too late to recognize the value at auction for smoke free lungs and other organs. Cannibalism has a whole new meaning in this brave new world."
Neither am I, but I offer free removal of organs for anyone that tries to make me a donor.
Nope, their purpose is to take control and ownership of your private property.
Please post the link. All I see is a red X.
The donor was a 34 year old black man, William Lucas, who was conveniently found beaten to death just when the governor needed the organs.
Thank you for making the point so bluntly. I try not to be paranoid, but it’s getting pretty tough.
Brains and balls.
The best bet is to use the system against the system.
1) There are numerous diseases that disqualify organ donation.
2) The way such diseases are determined is usually first a mention in a medical record, and second, a blood test for the *antigens*, the bodies immune response to that disease in particular. Importantly, not the disease itself.
3) So all a person needs is to have an annotation made in their medical file, likely during a brief visit to Mexico, then to have an inoculation of the otherwise harmless, appropriate antigen. The combination of these two things will make your organs “anathema” to transplant.
Of course, if the organ theft arrangement has become incredibly corrupt, they won’t care if the organ is full of worms before selling it to some desperate patient.
Reminds me of the movie “Frrejack”
I bet the very wealthy fund research to implement total memory wipe and transference.
So in the near future some disease ridden democrat will just steal your body, erase your past and move in like a squatter.
So are moose-bites. :-^]
And the movie, “The Island,” where utopia for the cloned proles was all in effect to benefit the elite who could afford their own clone.
Now, that's the best probable explanation for Barack Obama's behavior I've heard.
I don’t care what anyone says, I think there are some very wealthy people on this planet that have their own private spare parts human being stashed away under the castle or Oval Office.
Or in extreme cases the local zoo....
It always has been. And that's my real point: they keep pushing. They are outraged when you calmly protest at each new encroachment on private property.
Private property is the basis of Law. Seeking to erase boundaries sounds nice in a song, but it is, by definition and in fact, lawlessness. Anarchy.
And despite the best and bravest face the youngsters put on it, anarchy is NEVER pretty.
Hmmm. I wonder if I can get my case of dengue fever I caught while living in Mexico noted into my medical record here in the States. Hmmm...
That “borderless” attitude has let in enough virulence from Mexico (MMM and Whooping Cough) that we may well be fighting for our lives in large numbers. That’s for another post.
Gee, thanks! I already have one. :o)
I would adopt the “salt the earth” ideology, if I die I would leave behind instructions to have me conveniently either dropped into a wood chipper, encased in a concrete footing or an accident involving a large amount of fireworks.
And for all other issues there are a thousand ways to drastically remove the value of property or even land should one see the inevitability of Federal seizures.
Leave them no spoils, no glory, no propaganda worthy to their cause.
While dengue might be transmitted via organ donation, I would probably go for something more assured. It would probably need so research to figure out what would be most effective as a deterrent, yet not difficult to simulate.
You stated exactly how I feel about it. If by chance there is no way for me to be saved, then my family will know whether or not I want to donate or not. They will not let anyone know until the very end.
I would never be listed in a organ donor database. That just opens up all sorts of problems for the person that could possibly be saved. I also feel that the doctors could be thinking - well we have 4 people that could benefit from this persons parts. Lets not try so hard to save them.
You are not alone!