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Organ donors' funeral expenses should be met by the NHS, says report


Scientists and ethicists say paying funeral expenses could boost the number of people volunteering to donate their organs

The NHS should pay for the funerals of organ donors to boost the number of organs available for life-saving transplant operations, says a report from scientists and ethics experts.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has suggested that the government should pilot a scheme to examine whether there is public support for the idea of meeting funeral expenses, and whether it would increase the number of people signing up to the organ donor register. But the report rejected the notion of a system in which organ donation is the default option unless someone has specifically opted out.

Three people a day in the UK die while waiting for an organ transplant, and there are 8,000 people on the waiting list. "Despite the fact that many people do already generously donate their bodies or parts of their bodies for treatment or research, there's nevertheless a significant shortage in some areas," said Hugh Whittall, a director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

As science and medicine develop, he added, the need for bodily material will increase.

The Nuffield council was given the task of examining how far scientists and clinicians should go in trying to meet this need and encouraging people to donate everything from organs to eggs, sperm, blood, other tissue or their whole bodies.

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Post time 2011-10-16 01:09:23 |Display all floors

I quite like this idea ........

You become so poor in such an advanced country  .........

That whilst you live you choose to sell your body parts to the government .......

In exchange for a 'Free funeral' ................



And the catch ..........  ?

Well maybe they will take so many things  ........

You will only need a shoebox to finish the job ............   


Speedy's Cheapo Funerals .............


Way to go .................     



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Post time 2011-10-16 02:08:29 |Display all floors
I dont think they'd want my organ.
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Post time 2011-10-16 02:11:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by St_George at 2011-10-16 02:08
I dont think they'd want my organ.
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In that case ............

It would end up in the shoebox ............

With the rest of the leftovers  .............

For the funeral ............



Of course if it gets as bad as Stalingrad there .........

It could end up in the patties  ...........     



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Post time 2011-10-16 02:14:05 |Display all floors
Scientists and ethicists say paying funeral expenses could boost the number of people volunteering to donate their organs
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Good idea.

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Post time 2011-10-16 02:26:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by SMITHI at 2011-10-16 02:14
Scientists and ethicists say paying funeral expenses could boost the number of people volunteering to donate their organs
Good idea.
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True .............

But they would make a lot more money if they were allowed to sell  ............

Their own body parts in advance  ...........

Kind of the same deal really ........

Well .........

In a way ..........   


Oooh ........ !

They could use their spare parts as collateral with the bank ..........

The banksters would love that .............   

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Post time 2011-10-16 13:44:46 |Display all floors

Of course ..........

That might mean that some people might want to sell ...........

Other people's body parts  ...........   






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