Serious Max and Keira’s law passed - "Opt out from organ donation"

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  1. STUCK IN A CAKE

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    As basically the title says - in April 2020, the Max and Keira's Law will be in full effect, which put simply and I quote "All adults in England will be considered as potential organ donors when they die unless they had recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. These excluded groups include people who have been ordinarily resident in England for less than 12 months, under 18s and people who lack the capacity to understand the change."

    I'm not much of a religious person - however, I don't find it particularly nice to have my own body desecrated after death unless I have to go to the government or health service to physically say "I don't want to be harvested". Especially with the fact that most of these organ harvesting will take place while you are not exactly clinical dead but rather so 'Brain-Dead'. I just don't like the thought of it. I don't mind donating like a single kidney or something.

    What do you think about being automatically assumed an organ donor until you physically request to opt out?
     
  2. '77 East

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    Just opt-out if you truly disagree with it.

    Here, you probably could do such a thing online, not so sure about there but it's better to have opt-out than opt-in as much more lives will be saved that way, especially for those who have been on 'the list' for months - if not years. If I'm killed, I'd rather my parts helped others than just rotted in a casket.
     
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  3. Powley

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    I think I’ll be opting out, not that I’m against this idea it’s just I don’t want my organs taken from me without my permission or expressed permission by loved ones
     
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  4. Postal

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    wouldn't matter when you're dead
     
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  5. Stalker

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    probably going to opt out, just not really ok with the thought of it happening after i'm gone
     
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  6. MaXenzie

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    this has been a thing in wales for a while iirc

    i didnt opt out
     
  7. Bandit

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    i wouldnt know about it once im dead so i dont really have much of a problem but it is a disturbing thought of someone going through my guts, but atleast it could save someone else
     
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  8. fake gurrazor

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    if it means some kid can live a better life sure
     
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  9. RaphaelDeFusco

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    When you die, you typically get cremated or burried in the ground. Your body either gets turned to ash or get eaten by insects until there is only a skeleton remaining. I would say that in general you shouldn't disturb corpses out of respect for the wishes of the dead and their loved ones, however if said organs can help save lives, isn't it the best act of kindness to leave your bodily remains to be used for the good of mankind? You can literally grant a longer life to someone that would otherwise soon be in the grave like yourself, so ultimately I think it is a good law since you do actually get the choice to opt out but generally you help others when you pass away.
     
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  10. camping carl

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    hot take but it's funny to see so many people so bothered by it when in reality death itself is already a lot more awkward than you think

    you'll probably shit yourself when your heart stops and your body will bloat up with gasses within a month of your passing, regardless of whether it was treated to look prettier or not.

    it's a lot better to possibly save another person's life well after your passing rather than just take the stuff with yourself because you find the idea of your body being fiddled with awkward.

    maggots will be eating at your rotting eyeballs for a good few months or even years before you become a beautiful skeleton so i really don't get the sentiment.
     
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  11. RaphaelDeFusco

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    It does actually raise an interesting question, should you be allowed to recieve organs from others if you ain't willing to give yours yourself? As in organs only being given to those who contribute down the line.
     
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  12. Kafe

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    even if people opt out, it'd feel wrong to deny people potentially life saving treatments because of it in my opinion, at least the opt out system means it will be more accessible anyway.
     
  13. '77 East

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    I believe a country has adopted a system where if you opt-out of a similar program like this, you get put at the back of the organ recipient que if you are in need of one.

    Can't remember which country it is, though.
     
  14. sambo

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    i wouldn't opt out i think

    being on a waiting list for an organ transplant is pretty tedious as is, so as long as my organs are going towards improving/saving somebody else's life, i say go for it
     
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  15. ConstantDisplay

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    muh organs!1

    step in the right direction though, i don't know why it isn't like this anyways
    anyone who genuinely gives a fuck about their organs being used can opt out if they really want, and all the lazy fucks who would have previously not opted in with the old system will just donate by default
    sounds fair imo
     
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  16. Mesa

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    its called organ donation for a reason

    however i dont care, ill be dead. rather my organs go to a dying person than a coffin or pile of ashes
     
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  17. Goatson

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    yeh i think this is a great thing ngl

    but if i lived over there id probably still opt out for personal reasons
     
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  18. rob

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    this is already a thing in Northern Ireland, i opted in
     
  19. cns

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    take my organs if you want who cares im dead
     
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  20. Powley

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    You should still have a right to what you do with your body though?

    Opt out is fine, I have no problems with that.
     
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