I know how traditionally get done. I just think it should be okay for you to decide who gets your organs. They are yours, you should be able to choose.
Dying people have no capacity to decide who their organs go to.
That’s kind of a bold statement isn’t it?
It’s all subjective. Anyone who was dying could be called incompetent to make any decision.
I’m opposed to leaving organs with strings attatched. People who will get better use out of them should. And what would it matter anyway? You’re dead. It’s not like you’re going to want them back.
Like any medical decision, I think it’s best left in the hands of doctors. They know who’ll get the most mileage out of a kidney. What if the person you gave your organ to, no matter how much you liked them, was a drunkard? Or a junkie? They’re high risk. And due to sentimentality, you give them an organ. They abuse it, and wreck it. And all the while a policeman or firefighter needs one and is on the list waiting for it.
The only fair way to have an organ donor system is to make it totally anonymous.