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There isn't enough money imo. I don't think that health insurance is a requirement to be a donor though.
Originally posted by Neopan100
If you are not insured I don't think you can be on organ donor list.
If this is truly the case No Get...No Give...I am not an organ donor and my family would NEVER donate my organs..well unless there was some great amount of money involved...
Let me give you a scenario that might clarify things for you.
Originally posted by clintdelicious
reply to post by DarthMuerte
I see what you are saying but at the moment this is not the case and organs can only be removed after death. so there is no danger in registering as a donor imo. If they revise this then you can always take yourself of the register, organ donors save plenty of lives and it is a very sensible thing to do as you can't use them once you are dead so you might as well donate them to someone who would otherwise die. Just imagine if your wife or children or other family members needed a transplant and you had nobody in the family who were good matches for them, how would you feel if there were no organs available due to lack of donors and say your daughter/son or wife died because of this. I'd hope that thinking about this would make you think differently maybe, but then again it's your body and you absolutely have the right to decide for yourself. My point though is that at the moment they can only remove them if you die so why would you not want to be a donor and then just un-register if they change it so that they can remove them under other conditions?
Anyway soon organs will be grown relatively cheaply in labs (unless they charge stupid money for these life saving organs) It is really sad that there are not enough donors out there as it is. For most of us we probably don't think about it, but if suddenly one of your loved ones was in need of a transplant and there were no suitable donors in the family I think that it would soon change our opinions on the matter.