We are all organ donors from today

Does anyone here object to this?

Twatter is all "hands off muh corpse"

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-52711267

I’ve been on the donor list for ages already so no ishoo for me. 

I don't mind.

Also no problem with people being "hands off muh corpse" for whatever reason they like. They just have to opt out.

Personally, I think if you opt out for anything other than medical reasons you should be banned from the recipient list.

Can you opt out of some organs, as you were able to under the voluntary scheme?

No Rex. God says I can’t give organs. He’s cool with me receiving them from non believers. Cos that’s morality. See?

I don't know which religions frown on organ donations, but they sound a bit shit.

I have mixed feelings about this. Pragmatically there is a lot of value to increasing the pool of organ donors and that will probably be achieved by this measure (I actually don’t know what the evidence base is). Most people probably don’t care that much what happens to their organs after they die. However, the inevitable effect of this policy is that some people who would have cared will end up being donors - simply by not realising the policy existed or by never getting round to opting out etc. How much does that matter?

Give my body to medical science

If medical science will have me

They can have my lungs and kidneys

But my heart belongs to Daphne (Daphne!)

However, the inevitable effect of this policy is that some people who would have cared will end up being donors - simply by not realising the policy existed or by never getting round to opting out etc. How much does that matter?

It doesn't matter at all because they're dead. I have no problem with the opt out list but it's entirely a sop to people's feelings and beliefs while they're still alive. 

I used to give blood regularly and I think I am already down as a donor from decades ago.

Definitely don't agree with either now, though.

It's all business.  And very messy.

Twatter is cunt central so if it is outraged this must be a good thing

also, what kind of twat isn’t already a registered donor? 

How much does that matter?

Not at all. Because it's hard to give a fuq when you're dead.

the reason being - they have to keep you ventilated until they extract the organs, I don't trust them to treat me with dignity during that time (they aren't treating me with dignity now) and I don't want to end up keeping a wanker alive

No offence Clergs, but we’re going to ignore that and harvest your organs anyway 

It doesn't matter at all because they're dead.
 

I do think we owe some duty of respect to corpses, in keeping with the wishes of the people they were.

You’re all going to feel pretty silly when the Lord God our saviour raises us up from the dead and you’re missing your spleens 

I don't want to end up keeping a wanker alive
 

Imagine how I feel.

Clergs, what if you could be stuffed (after death obv) and turned into a scarecrow to frighten the old duffers into staying in their isolation so the rest of us could be free?

Propa dilemma innit

I don't want to end up keeping a wanker alive

Fully respect this as the most valid actual reason for opting out 

I know one objectee, on basis what if they decide not to resuscitate because she has organs that are in demand at that moment?

I know one objectee, on basis what if they decide not to resuscitate because she has organs that are in demand at that moment?
 

Now this concern is poorly-founded. The idea that doctors care more about saving the lives of organ-requiring patients than they do about their own careers is based on lack of experience with the medical profession 

“Doctors are utilitarian altruists who care about saving patients so much they would let you die to do it!” is a bit sweet really but totally wrong 

0%. They're dead. 
 

As above - we wouldn’t do whatever we wanted to a corpse on these grounds. We wouldn’t marionette them in the school play Weekend at Bernie’s style or anything. So I think how much it matters is debatable but greater than 0%

I am delighted by this.  I hope one of you die and I get your cold, grey heart at some point.

It sounds like you neither know how to best obtain resources or have fun Chimp.

They're dead, m9. Super, mega, never to return dead. 

Organs in demand at the moment:

 

A function kidney is this season's MUST HAVE organ...

It sounds like you neither know how to best obtain resources or have fun Chimp.
 

Really can’t argue with this.

If there's gonna be all these extra organs kicking about can we look into having some extra ones fitted?

I would take a back-up liver. 

I've calculated I'd be 3% more efficient with an extra arsehole. 

No objection, would be good if at least someone got some use out of my willy

They require that the organs be in good condition Sorrydidyousaysomething.

And presumably have been used at least once to prove they work?

They are welcome to them, I'll be dead so won't care.

Whether they'd want them is another matter. Time has left them not really in the state of a fit, athletic 20 year old me.

I very much doubt they’d want mine. 

Speaking as a former smoker with a serious prescribed drug dependency, and who is already missing some key bits. 

Will this really change things (maybe long-term, changing opinions). Previously as I understand it they asked your NOK regardless of whether you had opted in or not, and followed that direction.  Unless they can override NOK wishes now and in fact choose to do so (and wear the potential publicity). 

Just checked the NHS website which confirms that they will still approach the family.  This may in fact have a negative effect for a while as I expect previously NOK who were wavering could be confronted with the fact the person themselves wanted donation, now its the other way around, the NOK will only know and be influenced by when they didn't want donation.

Would be absolutely stunned if this allows us to override NOK.

Why would it be next of kin's decision? 

Do they own the dead person? 

This is really good news as far as I’m concerned. 

also I’ve seen a couple of letters written to relatives of the dead where they tell them who received the donated organs. How amazing. 

I came off the list of opted in last year in protest at this breach of liberties. I was happy to donate when it was voluntary but changing it around was a step too far for me by the Big State.

in scotland a NOK literally does own the dead person

i believe it is technically legal to have someone stuffed and put in the hall

I’m now envisioning those really bad taxidermy jobs you see of animals online on my nearest and dearest 

So are you considering my human scarecrow suggestion then?