Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 12:10 UTC
Internet & Networking "Starting today, users in the United States and UK will be able to add that they're organ donors to their Timelines, and if they're not organ donors, they can find links to official organ donation registries and instantly enroll." A commendable effort, but for some reason, I find it quite creepy, too. What if you leave your Facebook open and someone enlists you? On a related note - if you're not registered as a donor yet, please consider doing so. It might save someone's life.
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RE[5]: Opt-out here
by r00kie on Tue 1st May 2012 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Opt-out here"
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That issue of Netherland citizens having to go to another country to get proper health care sucks, but that's another issue. I don't know the background of that so I can't comment on it.

On the other hand it's disturbing to think that due to this opt-out scheme not all possible avenues of treatment might be attempted because of keeping organs viable or because someone privileged is needing them now (we're all equal, just some are more equal than others). I still say that this should be opt-in, like giving blood, you do it because you know why you should , because you want to and because you are aware of how things work. The best way to have a healthy social community is to have people properly educated and informed and give consent.

People are not stupid, if things are explained clearly enough, anyone sane and reasonable is able to understand and do an informed decision.

On the issue of trusting the government, if it weren't for all the competent, honest and truthful governments all over europe and the world we wouldn't be in the economic mess we're in. I'd say this answers that question.

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