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: Opt-out here
by pandronic on Tue 1st May 2012 14:47 UTC in reply to "Opt-out here"
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

Holly crap! Make that 24. I've got to find out how to opt-out. It seems that when I die my body can be treated like a pig's in slaughter house. Good one EU!

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RE[2]: Opt-out here
by demosthenese on Tue 1st May 2012 14:51 in reply to "RE: Opt-out here"
demosthenese Member since:
2011-02-01

What were you planning on doing with your body after you die?

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RE[3]: Opt-out here
by auouymous on Wed 2nd May 2012 04:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Opt-out here"
auouymous Member since:
2011-09-23

Immortals eventually wake up after dying and it would really suck to be missing some organs. ;)

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RE[2]: Opt-out here
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE: Opt-out here"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's opt-in in The Netherlands.

I opted in, obviously. I don't give a shit what happens to my body after I die.

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RE[3]: Opt-out here
by Sodki on Tue 1st May 2012 15:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Opt-out here"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

I don't give a shit what happens to my body after I die.


I do. I want to have a chance that it can save other people's lives. And so do you. :-)

Edited 2012-05-01 15:23 UTC

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RE[2]: Opt-out here
by Radio on Tue 1st May 2012 15:21 in reply to "RE: Opt-out here"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Donating your organ is not being slaughtered and cut up like a pig. Nobody earns money unduly from it, this is not a commerce; and it is to save the life of people with only a few months or hours to live.

So yeah, good one, EU. Actually saving lives.
(Actually supposing this has to do with the EU. In France, it predates any EU legislation.)

Edited 2012-05-01 15:23 UTC

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RE[3]: Opt-out here
by r00kie on Tue 1st May 2012 16:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Opt-out here"
r00kie Member since:
2009-12-10

Not when ethics, responsibility and accountability are at an all time low, at least at the sea planted corner of earth where I live now. Not when people are not even remotely aware of such opt-out scheme and are not informed that you have to opt-out of it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against being an organ donor but this opt-out thing feels very similar to a scam where someone is trying to catch you of guard.

If it was some facebook, microsoft or google opt-out scheme everyone would be screaming foul, but this, no one seems to care, as if overlooking, malpractice and mistakes don't happen.

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