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POLL: Should organ donation, after death, be compulsory?
06 November 2018 @ 13:07

Spain has been a world leader in transplants and organ donation for many years due to the solidarity of the population and Spanish legislation, which since 1979 treats all people as potential donors unless the person has left a written statement to the respect or families expressly oppose.

In Spain, there is a great consensus regarding organ donation. 82% of Spaniards are willing to donate their organs when they die while only 5% would oppose and 13% would not know what to do. These figures remain stable for all age groups, gender and geographical areas.

The situation changes slightly when asked about donations in life, although the Spaniards continue to enjoy a more than solidary spirit. To the question: Would you be willing to donate some non-vital organ if that would help save someone else's life? The results showed that 81% of the population would be willing to do so, but with a twist: only 42% would do so without conditions, while 39% would do so only for a loved one.

However, the most controversial question asked in the recent study was: Do you think that donating organs once you die should be something mandatory? A high percentage (42%) were against it, while 44% would accept it and 14% would not know what to do.

What do you think?  Should organ donations after death be compulsory? Please cast your vote...



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Ulli said:
10 November 2018 @ 10:31

All those ready to donate should consider the following: death is certified not when the heart stops but when the brain is considered to be dead! Which means 2 doctors are looking at the Patient and decided he/she is dead - or not! Furthermore, before they take the organs the Patient (so called dead Person) becomes a massive dose of anethetic , why, if dead?
(PS: I am German so please excuse my English)

DavidH said:
10 November 2018 @ 18:25

What good are your organs to you if your brain is dead. A vote against compulsory donation is a vote to keep enormous numbers of people clinging onto life and hope. Don't let your vital organs be buried with you or, more likely, incinerated! That is a completely selfish and useless act!

Teresa McCabe said:
11 November 2018 @ 14:53

Remember if you vote 'no' you may be voting to destroy an organ you or one of your loved ones may need in the future.
We don't know what the future holds.

Soosoosmum said:
17 November 2018 @ 14:09

Organ donation is not as easy as you think. First of all they must be removed within 10 mins of death unless the person is on a respirator. That eliminates most deaths from organ donation. Then, there has to be an agreement with more than 1 doctor and there are something like 19 ways to check brain death. But, having said that some people may still regain some form of brain function. It is that fear that someone is still alive that worries many people and it is difficult to put those fears to rest.

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