I wish to pose a question. This question came from a response to this post titled “A simple ethics question” The person posed this statement
"shouldn't this be more strongly equated with organ donation from a dead adult without their concent (but obviously from their family) in order to save the lives of living people who are suffering from possibly curable diseases?"
To this statement I have this to say
to the taking of organs against the wishes of the person that has passed away. I would say that if highly unethical, and this day n age if you have a drivers license they will ask you when you get it or when you renew it if you want to be a donor (well at lest in PA) so unless the person has indicated they wanted to be a donor, then the organs should be left. (side note, I know being an organ donor is a very good thing, in fact my church bode encourages it, see http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2118 , but I am very uncomfortable with the thought of it and I have declined that, I know I am being a bit selfish, but I can not get over the uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my gut when I think about it, I have tried to over come it but can not, so I would hope that people would honor my wishes of not taking my organs after I leave this world for the heavenly realm) Even if the family is willing to give the organs unless the person in life has said yes, to take them would be a hoard unethical act.
This was on a different subject but the subject of Organ Donation I think deserves its own post, here is that post. I would love to see what my readers think. So here is the question should a person be an organ donation, what would you say to some one that is uncomfortable with the thought of being a donor?