"The once-strict "brain death" conditions have tended to get loosened over the years, in the face of demand for organs for transplant."
Which is why I am no longer a "registered organ donor".
In regaining my Florida drivers license, I elected to "opt out" of "organ donation".
One must now purposely and specifically "opt out" of organ donation, as it is now assumed one is "willingly donating" of their own conscious volition if they do not knowingly select the official "opt out" clause.
How far we have fallen...down that slippery medical/ethical slope.
BTW, the individual who holds my medical power of attorney knows full well I have no religious beliefs that would preclude any and all organ donations, and that it is my wish that any and every organ that would help another to live is expected to be made freely available to competent medical practicioners in the event of my actual death. But I will not be "harvested" before my time...
posted on 09/05/2006 6:21:34 PM PDT
(Lead, follow, or get out of the way .The "debate" ended on 91101 for serious adults.)
Much food for thought. I need to look into NY's laws.
posted on 09/05/2006 9:04:10 PM PDT
(Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
To: sarasmom; T'wit
You do know, though, that organs are no longer 'fresh' once you die. In order for them to be useful, they must bve removed before your heart actually stops beating.
Keep researching this, for your own peace of mind.
posted on 09/08/2006 6:02:21 AM PDT
(Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas / prayers for Air Force Major Jill Metzger's safe return)
posted on 10/09/2006 4:06:22 AM PDT
(Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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