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That's always been my choice though and one that I have been happy to make. This new law changes everything as we are now effectively cattle for the rest of the UK. And as depicted in the graphic I created for this post, the UK is basically England. Which coincidentally is where the transplant gods decide who lives and dies.
We've already had our land, sea, sand, gold, coal, harbours, shopping centres, water, cannon fodder and more recently our new domain names stolen from us. Our organs were the last thing we had sole control of. And this is one of the reasons why I am genuinely considering opting out. I don't know if I will yet, I have a number of questions relating to this that I need some answers for. These questions are as follows.
- If organs become available in Newport with suitable matches in Bristol and Swansea then which patient will get the organs?
- Will reports be published stating where each donated organ are sent, what happened to them and what the projected cost saving will be? (eg the donor site says a kidney transplant will save around £241,000 in 10 years)
- Where are all the hospitals that transplants take place. If they are mainly based in England then it would surely be easier (and possibly more successful) to have patients that are nearer?
- Given that the NHS in England is moving closer to privatisation and that patients in Wales are having to go to English hospitals (due to Labour closures and downgrades) might we see a time where organs are effectively used as payment?
- Given the financial value of organs could there be a 'highest bidder' scenario?
- Will the donor or their family receive some sort of payment based on the money saved?
- Will the donor country receive some sort of payment based on the money saved?
- If a person in Wales dies as result of a person in the rest of the UK being deemed more suitable will we be told about this?
- Since Wales will be used as a penal colony with the arrival of the new super prison, why are prisoners exempt from this bill?
- And since we're a dumping ground for second rate students why are they exempt?
|Source - BBC|
|Source - BBC|
I also note the Department of Health is against opt out organ donation as they are worried it will undo the work they have put in.
|Source - Telegraph|
One other point cropped up as a result of this bill being passed.
|Source - BBC|
To summarise, these are just my questions, you do what you want to do and despite all the deliberate usage of terms such as organ farming, exploitation, colonialism and what not I probably will end up making the transition from someone who had already opted in to someone who didn't opt out. Not through laziness or fear that other people wouldn't like it but simply because it is the right thing to do. But for those who don't want to have your organs owned by a foreign country then there is a simple alternative.
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