Sunday, 8 January 2017

France introduces opt-out policy on organ donation

quote [ Change in law means consent for organs to be removed is presumed unless person joins official ‘refusal register’

The European Union has highlighted the lack of organs for transplant and the increasing number of patients on waitings lists worldwide. Its figures claim that in 2014, 86,000 people were waiting for organ donations in EU states, Norway and Turkey, and 16 people were dying every day while waiting for a transplant. ]

Improved auto safety means less organ recycling. Self-driving cars will only make it worse (see extended).

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zarathustra said @ 5:26am GMT on 8th Jan [Score:2 Insightful]
Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse. Or, with a combination of scanning social media for some good potential local donors and with some minor hacking.....
satanspenis666 said @ 3:56am GMT on 8th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
I for one couldn't care less what happens to my body once I die. Give me to necrophiliacs for all I care. One thing I never understood is cemeteries. Why should any one person take up some valuable real estate for eternity? Once the necrophiliacs are finished with me, I only hope they have the dignity to cremate me, dump me in the trash, sell my body parts for drugs, throw me in the freezer, whatever. And if they bury me, NO HEADSTONE....
sanepride said @ 4:14am GMT on 8th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
Really the human obsessions with the disposition of corporeal remains borders on necrophilia.
foobar said @ 5:49am GMT on 8th Jan
Necrotic tissue is useless for transplant.
Dr. Frankenstein said @ 6:37am GMT on 8th Jan [Score:2 Funny]
Yes, I'd expect that from small-minded people who claim to be men of science...
eidolon said @ 12:24pm GMT on 8th Jan
It's for the survivors. It gives them a sense that they did one last thing for the deceased and creates a solemn and permanent marker by which to remember them. Grief doesn't have to make sense.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 4:51pm GMT on 8th Jan
True, but there have to be limits, or eventually the entire planet will be a graveyard. I mean, there's historical reasons to preserve a grave, but how many of them are now for people whose entire family has died off and they're taking up space?

I'm for what New Orleans does with its above-ground graves; the bodies decompose into ash over the course of a year, then they're put in small urns in vaults. Why not have a system where after X number of years, unless the relatives say otherwise, the body is exhumed, cremated, and placed in a smaller container, perhaps within the marker over the grave? The marker could then be relocated or put nearby and a new body interred.
eidolon said @ 8:44pm GMT on 8th Jan
The entire planet already is a graveyard. Entire cities built on top of the dead.
zarathustra said @ 1:15am GMT on 9th Jan
On of the stories in Kundera's Laughable Loves, is "Let the old dead make way for the young dead." Not as good as The Book of Laughter and Forgetting but worth czeching out.
zarathustra said @ 5:26am GMT on 8th Jan
It is every citizen's final duty to go into the tanks and become one
with all the people.
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, "Ethics for Tomorrow"
eidolon said @ 12:23pm GMT on 8th Jan
You can pry my organs from my cold dead-!



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