Originally posted by fooks
Originally posted by davespanners
If a doctor is so corrupt that he is removing organs from people to sell then what makes you think he's going to give a damn about whether you signed
an organ donation form or not? You think that they can't give you a fake Donor card?
I can go to this site right now and fill in a donor card with any name I want.
According to this site most black market activity that exists in the US happens way after the point of you being in hospital
In the U.S., a black market for human tissue exists. It usually involves bodies about to be cremated. A black market broker may enter into a financial
arrangement with a criminally minded funeral home director and carve up the bodies before they're cremated. Falsified papers -- such as consent forms
and death certificates -- are produced,
the only problem with that quote, is that they basically have 45mins after you die to take the organs.
by the time you get to the funeral home they would be worthless.
Not true. Corneas, skin, tendons, and bone can be taken after death.
This research is true as far as the topic of black market theft is concerned. The link in the reply was one of the very rare times that I spoke of
that there was a short lived black market that was uncovered. As I stated, it is rare that anything like that even happens, and certainly not with
viable organs like heart and lungs, etc. (Though skin is considered the largest organ in the body, it is differentiated from true internal organs in
relation to donation.)
One thing that people need to realize is that when you are dead, as in brain dead, and a viable candidate for organ donation, there is no time to
worry about *who* you are, but that finding a match in the most expedient ways is what counts.
The amount of drugs needed to keep a body functioning are massive and the technique is only good for some hours. As the body begins to deteriorate,
yes, even on life support once you die a brain death, the body can only be kept alive with drugs for a short time - the deterioration begins.
Laws in most states in the US prevent keeping a body on life support once death has been declared - for more than 48-72 hours. The true organ donation
process usually takes anywhere from 6-8 hours in most cases. If a recipient is too far away, a closer candidate is given the offer.
As I stated before, the massive drugs needed to obtain this state eventually rule OUT organ donation, and happens somewhat frequently with families
that have indecision and infighting or cannot make a decision. This is why I stress the importance of making your personal wishes known in writing.
The National waiting lists are available for review, and are monitored in so much that people cannot be "forwarded" into any position of importance.
To claim as much would be akin to claiming people are being murdered for certain recipients, and this cannot be predicted without extensive tissue
typing. In other words, no one knows until you die what matches will occur. The first available recipients are the ones that match, not the other way
edit on 21-9-2010 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)