UK Law Make Everyone Organ Donors Unless They Opt Out

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Conservative Government ministers are to go ahead with reformations to organ ‘donation’ laws which they said could increase the availability of organs for transplant by 700 per year, reports the BBC.

The law will mean that unless a person has expressed a wish to not donate their organs, doctors will presume the dead person is a donor.

The new legislation is expected to be brought before the House of Commons when MPs return from recess in Autumn, and if Parliament approves the organ donation law, it will come into effect in England by Spring 2020.

 

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  1. This is terrible because doctors will just declare someone dead and remove their organs as they do by those who officially signed on their driver’s license or wherever that they want to donate.

  2. Eminent Domain has been a universally accepted rule all over the world for centuries.

    That means that the peoples’ needs supersedes the individual’s as it pertains real property.

    Now the world has “advanced” and the leftists have decided that your body is ALSO under Eminent Domain. It automatically belongs to the State,. But they oh so graciously allow you a narrow escape hatch. How nice.

    But of course, people can murder and menace society in every way, but they cannot be punished with capital punishment. That would be totally immoral. What right do you have to exercise authority over a human life.

    Unless of course, that human life is inconveniently in your way, like an unborn fetus, or an elderly patient who is wasting our resources with his pointless medical care.

    How terribly warped the world’s mindset has become.

  3. Why would anyone have a problem with automatic organ donation? Isn’t “Brain Death” settled science? Didn’t Harvard Pasken that Brain Death is enough death to cut out a beating heart fro transplant? Shouldn’t the Mitzvah of saving someone who is in need of an organ override any concerns or doubts as to whether or not “Brain Death” is really “Death”. Shouldn’t we just listen to what the doctors are saying about this issue and just go along with it after all they are the “experts”? Perhaps we should censor and suppress any opposing views just like we do with those pesky anti vaxxers and other inconvenient dissidents like climate change “denialists” or Alex Jones. Perhaps we should charge a fee to people who opt out of organ donation for not pulling their weight in our great collectivist culture.

    • Please read up on the rulings of the poskim on organ donation. You will find that most of your current understanding of the Jewish position on transplant is categorically incorrect.

      BTW, I am a recipient of an organ transplant, but it was done according to Halachah.

      • I am familiar with what the various, Poskim have written on the matter and my personal opinion is that the original Psak of Rav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL in which he equated the removal of a heart from a a harvard criteria brain dead donor with murder, is the Psak that is most in accordance with the observable data – namely the patient still is warm to touch, is breathing, and still maintains metabolism. All of the other Piskei Halacha equating Harvard Criteria Brain Death with decapitation are tremendous chiddushim which do not comport with common sense observation. The fact that someone like yourself benefits from an organ transplant can not be used to justify the organ removal from a donor if that is indeed murder.

        • Luckily most people don’t base such important decisions based on “your personal opinion” especially when it has no grounding in reality.

          ” namely the patient still is warm to touch, is breathing, and still maintains metabolism”
          No posek says being warm nor maintaining metabolism is a definition of life.

          And a breathing patient is not dead according to any current medical definition.

          In short, like your sn implies, you have no clue what you are talking about

          • Perhaps you do not consider breathing with a respirator as breathing. For those of us who do consider breathing with a respirator as breathing, cutting open the chest and cutting out the heart while it it is still beating, and the person is breathing with a respirator would be considered murder even though according to the geniuses from Harvard the person is in an “Irreversible Coma” which has the legal definition of death for purposes of organ harvesting. It is important that people understand that besides the halachik considerations, the entire notion of brain death was invented in order to justify the transplant industry.It is also important to know that there is no uniform definition of brain death and that each state can make its own criteria for what constitutes irreversible coma. How do you really know that the person having their organs harvested does not have some awareness of it and may be experiencing unbelievable pain and anguish from the procedure. In fact the science indicates that it may take days for all of the brain cells to die and there may be some consciousness during this time even after a person is dead and even when there is no electrical activity.

          • If breathing with a respirator is breathing then no person on a respirator could ever be removed. We would need rooms filled with these “breathing” cadavers as they decompose eventuallty leaving a skeleton still on a respirator, still “breathing”

            No posek holds this way. (that I know of). R’ Moshe writes this explicitly that the ventialto’s “breathing” isnt breathing. Though he does raise concern that the ventilator augment’s the patients’ own breath. But if the patient isnt breathing the ventilator doesnt count.

            ” the entire notion of brain death was invented in order to justify the transplant industry”

            This is not true. while that played a role. IT was primarily due to advances in technology allowing everybody to “live forever” all we need is a respirator and (according to you) a cadaver can be revived by it “breathing”

            “It is also important to know that there is no uniform definition of brain death”
            It isnt important to know that, since it doesnt change anything. The definition is the same in every state. The exact tests doen might vary but all include apnea test .

            “How do you really know that the person having their organs harvested does not have some awareness of it and may be experiencing unbelievable pain and anguish from the procedure”

            ditto for when you bury them.

    • I love that you put climate change denialists, antivaxxers and Alex Jones in the same sentence, that part hit the nail on the head.
      the rest was drivel

  4. The next step is to declare that all those unable to willingly inform of their opposition to being killed for their organs (children, elderly with dementia, mentally retarded, etc.) have given automatic consent.

  5. I may not like this law (I don’t like many laws in the books) but the law, if it will be passed at all, means that before 2020, those of us who object to donating organs have to express their wishes. Which is a good idea to do anyway, because we are hardly sure of the country where we may have a health problem, and a written document helps a lot.
    As for the nonjews who do not object and whose organs save human lives, we should be grateful. It is obvious they are a majority or else the parliament would not even be considering the proposed law.

    Rather, what about the autopsies and coroners in the UK?

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