posted on Mar, 13 2007 @ 07:05 PM
When I was younger, my mother had informed me that I was an organ donor. As a small child, it was a tough concept to fully comprehend. She was
always adamant that her and I would be donors, as it could save someone's life some day. I can not be specific, but I do believe someone in my
family was saved through a donation. And ever since, we were always a supporter of the program. Being honest, I am not 100% on this, but something
tells me it is true. Either way, my mother, myself, and the rest of my family are all donors.
The system can be sketchy at times. It certainly seems, to some degree, to be working on the honor system. But nonetheless, I would rather take the
risk and hope that it could save a life. Like it has been said in this thread, what am I going to do with them? Organs are like money, we can not
take them with us. We might as well enjoy them while we have them here, and then pass them onto someone else if they can use them.
With a growing population, and diseases on the steady rise in our society, I would like to see more emphasis be put on this program. I do not judge
those who do not donate their organs, but I feel you are doing your fellow man a serious disservice. But either way, it is our decision to make, and
nobody has the right to tell us how to make it.