SPINOFF: If you choose not to donate organs, should you be eligible to receive?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: If you choose not to donate, should you be eligible to receive?
    Yes, of course! : (153 votes)
    44 %
    No, it wouldn't be fair. : (126 votes)
    37 %
    Eh...depends on the situation... : (65 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Of course they should.

    Some people have a real phobia of donating, and others of us don’t. I would feel terrible if my organs didn’t save the life of a non-donor just based on their donor status.


    Post # 5
    40 posts

    @bmo88:  you should add a poll!

    oops sorry just saw the poll

    Post # 6
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    You should add a poll 🙂

    Post # 8
    207 posts
    Helper bee

    Hell to the No!

    Post # 10
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @bmo88:  I think they should still be able to receive them. My husband is not a donor for religious reasons, and I would be devastated if he was rejected from the list. 

    Post # 11
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I can see this from both sides of the coin with this arguement so I’m interested in what other people say.

    I am glad you put barring medical because medically I am probably inelligible. Those same reasons that make me inelligible could cause in a very very small possibility the need for me to have a transplant at some point. Extremely unlikely but it does happen.

    I personally believe be kinder to others than you are to yourself. Ignorance is why many choose not to donate if not out of religious reasons. Giving to someone who did not know before his need could change the mind of someone else saving others. Who are we to punish those who know no better. It is through education and understanding we help others see what is right and good in the world.

    Post # 12
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Should people be able to recieve blood if they never donated it themselves?


    People chang their minds over time, there are various reasons why people may choose not to register.

    I also find it funny they way people claim to be an organ donor.  Registering to be one doesn’t mean you will ever actually be an organ donor.

    Post # 15
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    O.o I think everyone is worthy of a chance of having their life saved, so everyone should be considered eligible for an organ donation. Maybe someone who never would have donated themselves will have their life saved, change their mind (though at that point I’m not sure they’d ever be wligible again), and inspire others to donate! If they choose not to receive an organ when they need one, that’s their choice. 

    Personally, I’m an organ donor, have donated blood several times, and am on file with the National Marrow Donor Registry.

    Post # 16
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @bmo88:  I don’t see people claiming to be organ recipient though, unless they actually are one.  Smile

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