Rather than “donating” your organs upon death, should you be allowed to sell them and have your designee receive the money? What are your thoughts on this subject?

Rather than “donating” your organs upon death, should you be allowed to sell them and have your designee receive the money? What are your thoughts on this subject?

What do you think?

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  1. Would go bad quickly. Doner recipients currently get them by need. Your system would result in corporations being formed and only the people with money could afford to receive them

  2. I wouldn’t mind this tbh. If some of my organs can be used to help someone, and if some organization is willing to pay for it, then my family should get that money.

  3. Makes sense.
    Pair it up with the suicide machine and everyone wins.

    You get to die

    Your family gets a couple hundred grand

    A whole bunch of people get to buy their way off the wait list

  4. Imagine committing suicide in the most advantageous organ harvesting way for your family. A company/s would have to arise in the collection and sale. A ready market exchange for organs, etc.

    I just … we need fewer things to be products and investment vehicles vs. rights and services we share for the common good.

  5. I like the idea that it’s up to my family what to do with them. If they want to sell them? Go for it. If they want to donate them to some unfortunate soul that needs them? More power to you. I’ll be dead so they mean nothing to me at that point.

  6. Yes. I’m not an organ donor because I can’t trust my organs won’t go to some undeserving asshole. At least this way the financial benefit for my survivors would encourage me to not care as much.

  7. The ick factor aside, I think it’s a good way of encouraging organ donation.

    The other answers focus on the negatives, but I think we should consider the additional lives saved it this can significantly increase the rate of organ donation.

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