A tragedy that should be an opportunity.
Posted by Wickedpinto on July 25, 2012
I actually find this a tragedy.
There is a black market,with no recourse for compensation in case of failure. Were this legal, and yes, I think it should be, I think that at least 10’s of thousands of lives can be saved. There are many people who are hard put upon who can receive a significant payday while at the same time saving lives of 10’s if not hundreds of thousands, or maybe if it was globally applied millions of lives, on both sides.
On one side, you have those beneficiaries of the organs that are willing donated from a live donor, (kindeys, skin, and partial liver transplants) as well as those who are in such desperate measures that they will take such a risk. If it were legal, which I believe it should, then there would be additional protections requiring that the process is as safe as possible, such as a guarantee to next of kin, or an assigned beneficiary through a will that must be filed in advance of the procedure.
Another thing it can do, is allow prisoners to “will” their organs, in exchange for compensation posthumously, including deathrow inmates. THIS subject is the reason I support “Nitrogen Asphyxiation” as a humane and also beneficial method of execution, allowing scum, on a volunteer basis, to do something good with their death.
Other than The Soul, and the Mind, we are basically machines, and sometimes we can take advantage of the appropriate replacement part. Also This will open up a market that will save lives through biological exchange, as well as lives through contractual exchange, that will ALSO lead to a reduction in price, and rarity.
Saving lives through risk. I did that, Mesa did that, Most of my friends did that, and all we got was the pretty uniforms and a lot of pride. That was enough for me, but for others, they need something else. If whatever that something else saves lives, then I’m all for it.
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