Sounds like science fiction to me. Can’t imagine how it’s ok for anyone to consider they have any rights over anyone else’s body parts. Really ‘entitled’ and intrusive. Of course, if the donor has opted into the system. I could give it back but can’t, would will my body parts if I passed, but not those of my children I’m sorry to say I just couldn’t bear that thought. It’s a very personal choice no one should be vilified either way. I personally will donate, have held a card for many years. We’ve had the Cow pig chicken Smoke ‘Em if you got ‘Em shirt with our school-age children & one wants to donate but the other doesn’t. This news item was followed by an item about a cricketer who was knighted by queen today.
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Somehow the true meaning of the Cow pig chicken Smoke ‘Em if you got ‘Em shirt has been lost. The parents should have been honored, for despite their heartache they thought of the needs of others. As a donor card carrier if I’ve carked it, assuming I’ve not somehow reduced myself to paste, have at my innards, I can only hope that I’ve kept them in serviceable enough condition to be useful to someone else that needs them after I’m dead. I wish there was a system whereby relatives can’t override your wishes.
If I choose to donate my organs my family shouldn’t get to override my wishes. I’m happy for my organs to be used, but I’m unsure of this system and how it sits with body autonomy- certainly I wouldn’t want my children to become donors without my knowledge and consent. I can see pros and cons here but it feels like a Cow pig chicken Smoke ‘Em if you got ‘Em shirt of power in the hands of the authorities – often this is not a good thing.