Thursday, June 01, 2006

Doctors Save Lives ... But Whose?

Every once and a while, the topic of organ donation surfaces on either the local or national level. The decision to share your organs, and possibly save the lives of other people with that donation, is a very personal one indeed and I respect both sides of the argument. But I really wonder how hard doctors will fight for patients that believe in passing their organs on to others. As gruesome as this sounds, the fact remains that within all of us are high demand parts worth a considerable amount of money. And it's no secret that doctors will scratch other doctors backs for business ... yet another strike for the critical patient. So, if no family member is there to speak for the injured/ailing organ donor ... it may be strike three.


Blogger Marshall Darts said...

You should really drop the cynicism and do a little research on organ donation.

July 11, 2006 10:55 PM  
Blogger JK said...

This post is merely just my personal opinion on the matter ... the big business attitude some doctors take today quite franlky scares me.

When my mother passed away, the hospital (within seconds of her passing) send down their in house vulture to try and convince us that organ donation was the "right thing to do" - her words ... not mine. I understand that the "harvest" must be done while the organs are still viable ... that's common sence. But the hospital representitve (vulture) kept on hounding my family even after we said no serveral times. She only finally backed off once I inquired as to if she was working on commission.

Thanks for reading.

July 12, 2006 2:57 PM  

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