Friday, December 03, 2010

Federally Subsidized Organ Harvesters!

City To Deploy Ambulances...

Some 911 calls in Manhattan will now bring out two ambulances, one hurrying to the scene and one lagging slightly behind.

The first one will try to save the patient’s life. The second one will try to save the patient’s kidneys, in case the first ambulance fails.

This new *initiative* sounds like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie.

I'm proud to admit that I DID NOT opt to become an organ donor when I switched my license over to New York.

Pretty much anything the gov't wants you to do deserves your deepest cynicism.


Paul Mitchell said...

Boy, you were right not to become a donor.

Mark said...

yes organ donations are terrible unless you happen to need one
Have you ever met someone dying of liver cancer or who is slowly dying on dialysis?
I don't know too much of this 2 ambulance thing other than in someone who is critically ill and their chances at life are nil, the other ambulance crew can try to keep enough perfusion going so that their organs may be used to save someone else's life
How can you possibly be against organ donation?

Mark said...

ok.. read up on it.
It is appropriately done with the ethical issues carefully thought out ahead of time. Do me a favor and go spend a day at a liver clinic or see some young people at dailysis
People are not being killed or let die for their organs and they are not for sale
But your organs are pretty useless, particularly your brain

Anne Galivan said...

My cousin is a physician's assistant to a neurological group. She is an activist concerning organ donation in spite of the fact that she has told me that they have had at least one patient "wake up" while the organ donation team was on the way to pick up the guy!

I also will not put "organ donor" on my license. Your family can always make that decision at the hospital. When my brother was killed by a drunk driver his organs could not be donated because he died instantly at the scene but my parents did donate his corneas.

I can appreciate the feelings of people who have been through seeing a loved one dying from liver or kidney disease but it is a fact that there are still many ethical questions, and that there are no across-the-board standards to protect people who might actually be able to survive a catastrophic accident. I do not believe that the person who has liver disease has more right to life than someone who has been in an accident but you sometimes get the impression that people feel that way!

CaptiousNut said...

Listen Mark, you crazyhead...

Just because I'm against the government being in charge of it, that doesn't mean I'm against *organ donation*.

By your illogic, I would have to also be anti-education because I think government schools should be all but abolished.

There are other solutions to the organ donation shortage.

Hint - deregulation!

Anonymous said...

I want to sell my organs to the highest bidder. They are mine aren't they? It is a free market isn't it?