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Source: Vitals on MSNBC,com
If you've had sex with two or more partners in the past year, you may be considered a risky organ donor, at least according to proposed new federal health guidelines that have drawn sharp protests from transplant experts who say they're far too broad.
Originally posted by Agarta
This is the reason, I feel, that religion embraces fidelity as it is a proven way to not pass on such diseases, but at the same time an open cut and saliva would accomplish the same thing in such cases as HIV and other diseases transferred through bodily fluids, not to mention the fall of public opinion of organized religion and its practices today. This puts every organ transplant at risk does it not?
I think my main concern is that there are already many people on waiting lists for organ transplants as the system goes now. They are all, for the most part, waiting for another to die(which is sad in itself) within the guidelines of blood type, organ health, etc. that by further limiting the use of donor organs or even the donors themselves, that more of these people, on lists, will die due to the risk of sexual partners.
Life itself is a risk. I understand the need to be careful, as it could cause the recipient to die, but are they not in the same position sitting on a waiting list that has just multiplied in length10 fold due to the limitation factor of available donors?
Originally posted by Thurisaz
You have raised a lot of issues but the first one that comes to mind is 'where did they get Mr Bobbit's Pee Pee from? or where do they get the bits needed for a sex change from?
Originally posted by bluemirage5
So if you want to be an organ donor while living a promiscuous lifestyle? Putting yourself and your partner at risk is one thing but you are also putting at risk up to a dozen other people who could be recipients of your organs.