Sunday, January 23, 2011

Organ Transplants and Scarcity (Post #5)

Around the world, governments and citizens make decisions on how to best use scarce resources.  In the case of organs, science has made great strides with surgeries that allow one person's organ to be put into another body, thereby extending the life of someone who otherwise faces death.  38% of American adults are identified as organ donors on our driver's licenses.  A deceased person's family have the option to choose to donate at the time of death, as well.  People can also voluntarily give up their own organs while they are alive. .For example, we have two kidneys and can survive with one, bone marrow, and blood and plasma can be given.
The problem is that not nearly enough of these organs are available and people in need are placed on lists during which time many die while waiting their turn--having never received their donor organs because of the shortage of organs.  The only incentive is the rewarding feeling of helping someone else and obviously that isn't enough to solve the problem.  A blackmarket exists in some countries where those with enough money can find an organ while those without cannot.
In the nation of Israel, they have a long history of problems getting organs.  "Most Jews are under the mistaken impression that traditional Jewish law requires a body be buried whole at all costs," according to Robby Berman.  So in 2008, a law was passed in Israel to give donor card carriers a legal right to priority treatment if they should require an organ transplant.  Also, families who agree to donate the organs of deceased loved ones may accept money to "memorialize" the deceased.  These decisions to donate must be made by the individual while they are alive in order to qualify.  So, Israel has become the 1st nation in the world to legally do both of these things.

Read either linked article underlined blue above and consider the following questions.
Are you an organ donor or do you plan to be one?
What could be done to help encourage your decision or the decisions of others to become one?
If you needed a kidney or other organ, how far would you go to get one?
What should the United States do to increase the quantity of organs available for transplant?
Consider and explain both the pros(benefits) and cons(costs) of the idea you present.

Please post your comments by Wednesday Jan. 26

151 comments:

  1. Yes, I am an organ donor. There isn't much to encourage it except for the fact that you are helping to save someone's life. That alone is powerful enough to persuade people to simply become organ donors, regardless of beliefs or religion. If I was in need of an organ or kidney, I would simply put my name on the waiting list and wait to recieve treatment. If the U.S. wants to increase the quantity of organ donors, have hospitals and organizations give incentive (money) to the family of the deceased donor. In my opinion, the benefits far outweigh the costs. You are saving a life, and only giving up a part of your body that will never be used again.

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  2. I AM NOT AN ORGAN DONOR YET. I PLAN TO BE ONE IN THE NEARER FUTURE. I LET MY FAMILY KNOW THAT IF I WERE TO DIE I WANT MY BODY TO CONTINUE LIVING THROUGH OTHERS. I AGREE WITH JIMMY AND THE UNITED STATES SHOULD GIVE MONEY TO PERSUADE AND MAKE PROPAGANDA TO ADVERTISE THE IDEA. I KNOW BY DONATING ORGANS I CAN SAVE LIVES. IF I NEEDED AN ORGAN I WOULD PROBABLY TRAVEL THE WORLD TO FIND ONE IF THEY DIDNT HAVE ONE HERE IN THE U.S.

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  3. Im not an organ donor either but i also do plan to be one in the future.The only benefit i can think of is that you would be saving other peoples' lives.If you choose to donate after you pass away, there shouln't be any cons since you have no need for the organs anyways.If i ever needed an organ i would try and pay any amount of money or travel anywhere to get one.
    Jose Alvarez p4 Sloan

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  4. Ryan Cabrera
    Mr.Bauer
    Gov. P2

    There is no real incentive to be an organ donor. The only incentive I could think of was when I went to get my Driver's License, there was a $15 fee to NOT be listed as an organ donor on the license. Personally I think there is NO reason not to be a donor other than religious reason or terminal disease.

    Sadly there are over 254.4 Million Drivers drivers in the USA and only an average of around 20% of them are listed as organ donors. The bottom line is, there shouldn't have to be an incentive to be an organ donor, and there are very few legitimate reasons to not be one.

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  5. I don't think I am an organ donor...? But I definitely want to be one. I don't see why not! Donating organs is just when you die right? So it really wouldn't hurt anyone at all to be a donor. I think everyone should be one! Perhaps the reason they aren't is because it could be hard or complicated to become one, or maybe they just don't know how. But that can easily be fixed with a little media and propagangda (;

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  6. Josh Agans, Bauer P.5January 23, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    if im not an organ donor then i would like to become one. why wouldnt you want to help save someone's life? i think the US could offer some benefits to convince more people to become an organ donor. we could also spread the word of becoming one through billboards or tv commercials. we could help save many lives if we had more organ donors. if i needed an organ i wouldnt go too far out of my way to get one. if people dont want to help save my life or someone else's life, then thats on them. you cant make people do it even though it is the right thing to do.

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  7. I believe many people would be an organ donor, however the thought of dieing to donate an organ is a scary thought. For example, when a person is getting their license and they are asked to be a donor they might put it off due to the negative thought, a.k.a my mother.
    I will become a listed donor and i think everyone should. people who receives transplants from the black market tend to be wealthier than most. Not only is that unfair than those who are less fortunate, it also poses the question of where these organs are coming from. To avoid illegal activity and deaths everyone should become a donor.

    Gabriella Cello/P.3/Mr.Sloan

    Gabriella Cello

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  8. To be honest the idea of being an organ doner is too scary so as of right now I would not donate, maybe when I get old and don't care I will donate, but as of right now no way. I believe the only way to get people to see this issue and to get them to change their minds is by making commercials or advertisements in which it shows statistics of people who have their lives taken away from just waiting in a line. I beleive that if they were to put up advertisements on facebook millions of people would change their minds about organ donating.

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  9. i do not know if i am a donor, if i have the option presented to me, i shall become one.

    the only incentive i can think of is possibly advertising that upon your DEATH when you will no longer require your organs because you are DEAD, you can possibly save a sad mother's child from some disease.

    if i needed an organ, i'd go through legitimate means to get one, a waiting list.

    more organs needed? fund organ cloning.

    pros: people have a higher chance of survival, no organ rejection, less clogged up medical system

    cons: upset religious people, financial costs.

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  10. I am not a donor yet but i plan to be one in the future. I think people should be oragan donor because once your gone you dont use your organs and they go to waste anyways. Theres alot of people in the world that need organs and would put them to good use. I think docters should talk about possibly becoming an organ donor.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Per.4
    sloan

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  11. I personally wish to become organ donor when I have the opportunity. To know I can still contribute to our society after my death is enough incentive for me to participate. It's hard to say what I would do for an organ if it meant life or death. It's possible to wonder if I might seek illegal methods in an attempt to prolong my life. I think a cash reward of some sorts could inspire others, but I don't think we have the money to support this incentive program. So we'll just have to rely on the giving nature of the American people.
    Marklin Nixon
    Mr. Sloan Per. 1

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  12. I am an organ donor, the biggest thing that caught me to organ doning was knowing that i could help save somebody's life. if people knew the amount of people out there that could live through simply giving an organ i would hope they would donate. if i needed one i would try my best to find a donor, but the government should show people that this is a problem that we are facing, and make it knowing that by donating you are saving a life, just like giving blood can do.

    Trista Dowdy
    Sloan per.5

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  13. I am indeed an organ donor. It is on my drivers license :)
    I believe donating organs not only saves lives, but gives second chances to those that need and deserve it.
    I would wait on a transplant list among others for an available organ.
    I believe we should fund organ cloning/ Stem cell research etc etc.
    Pros: Saves lives, Stops the scarcity of organs, may become handy in the future if we all suffer organ failures (Repo the genetic opera) etc
    Cons: Upset religious people, financial.

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  14. Samantha SchmiererJanuary 24, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    I personally am an organ donor. I chose to become an organ donor because if anything were to happen to a family member or anyone close to me, I would want to be the one to lend a helping hand. If I were to encourage people to become organ donors, mostly I'd say it's a feel good about yourself type thing.
    If I needed a kidney, I would wait on a transplant list just like everyone else. How far I would go is a case by case question because my options would depend on how urgent the matter was.
    I believe the United States should increase appraisal for being an organ donor. Maybe publicize it more.

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  15. Maria Schmidt, Bauer, Per 5January 24, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    As of right now I am not an organ donor. In the future I will probably become one. Like others have said, maybe people shy away from being an organ donor because the thought of dying is scary. Personally, that's how I felt. I was getting my driver's license and they were asking me if I died if I would like to donate my organs...too much to think about right at that moment. However, in the future I will probably become one because the idea of helping someone else makes it worth it. To increase the number of organs available there might need to be some sort of money incentive.

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  16. jake beilby
    I am an organ donor and cant see why somebody wouldnt want to be one. If youre dead you have no use for any of your organs and if they can save someones life by takeing my useless ones im all for it. I REALLY think it should be mandatory for everyone to be a donor because ou never know what can happen.

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  17. I'm not for sure on what can be done to help me change my mind, but I am not an organ donor and I don't plan on being one. If I needed a kidney or other organ, I don't think I would go far to get one, because life for me is going to end one day. The United States can't do much to increase the quantity of organs available for transplant because it's up to the individuals themselves. The good side of donating organs is that it allows another life to be lived longer. The con of it is that the individual is allowing a part of him/her to be inside another individual, which I think is weird when thinking about it.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    Period 3

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  18. Cierra Gonsalves, Mr. Bauer, Period 2January 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    I am not currently an organ donor, although I would consider it, most deffinately. I've always wanted to be an organ donor,but in due time. One way to encourage my decision would be to speak to a person in need of a transplant and to hear and see how much it would mean to them. If I needed a kidney or an organ in general, I'd probably go as far as anyone who really needed it. Maybe I wouldn't be pushy about it, but I know that once I was finally able to recieve one I'd be very greatful. There have been medical break-throughs where artificial organs have been made, that could be something to increase the ammount of organs available. Maybe those in need of organs should tell donors and non-donors there story in hopes that more people will step forward and offer a part of themselves to someone who could make good use of it. The only other thing I could think of that would possibly increase the amount of organs available is if more people start dying...

    The benefits of being an organ donor are that you'd be saving someone's life, wether a child or an adult. You'd be making someone's life so much better, letting them live, keeping them with their loved ones. In return for an organ maybe you'd get everlasting friendship or some type of repayment.

    The cons of being an organ donor is that sometimes you don't know if you can even donate. There may be something medically wrong with you and then you may end up needing the organ in the end. and in some cases when you donate, the person who needed the organ may not adapt to their new body part and could still result in loss of their life.

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  19. I didn't know that I was an organ donar until I looked at my drivers license more closely and I saw that I was organ donar. I dont see what is wrong with being an organ donar because you save someones life and you'll be dead anyways so I don't know what problem it would be.
    Tori Milligan
    Sloan per.3

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  20. Veronica Andrade, Period 5, Bauer.January 24, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    I do plan on donating because we have two kidneys and just need one to survive so why keep the other one? That one can save one life and if more people did that more lives would be saved. What I think is unfair though is that we donate our organs when were alive or when we die but some people still have to pay money to get it. Either way, I would still pay everything I could to get an organ if I ever need one.

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  21. I am not a organ donor right now, and I am still between whether or not I'll become one. I'll probably become one because I believe that only those who become organ donors should receive donations. This should be enough incentive for the number of donors to increase.

    On one hand you know that donating may save someones life, but at the same time it is scary to think that at the end of one's life organs will be taken out and leave the body void. I am still unsure about my decision.

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  22. I am indeed an organ donor. There is no reason why you cannot be one if your religion allows. When you have died you could help give someone else a new chance at life and even when you are still alive. Humans were given an extra kidney and your body is able to produce more blood so why not help others in need. To get more people to become a donor, there must be more of an incentive; tax break? if not pay fee? show the lives lost from not donating? spread the word for the need of organs? The government could dedicate more money and time spent to the search for organ donors and ways to help those in need. Sloan p.3

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  23. Jacob farrar
    bauer 4th

    i am not an organ donor and dont plan on beign one. If i recived something usfull it could change my mind. Like lower taxes or no vechical regitration.If i absolutly needed one orelse i would die i would go get one from across the world becuse they are better at getting what u need and when u need it. The United states needs to not be so uptight and just make things easyer. they should allow stem cell resurch and grow new orgins and let more experimenting go on.The pros are that its easyer and faster. the cons are there is haters in the world and nobody can get what they want.

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  24. katey santillan Bauer p1January 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    I am an organ donor.
    There is no reason to not be an organ donor.
    It saves lives.
    To get more i'd say to write it off as a tax break.

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  25. I am not an organ donor yet but i think once i get older i would like to become one. When you have passed away why not give it to somebody who needs it, because you do not need it anymore! That will give them a second chance at life and make them very happy. I also believe that there should be some sort of advertisement to encourage people to become an organ donor. They could say that there is only a few percent of the people that are organ donors and hopefully that would change some of the people's minds.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P.2

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  26. Katie Frogue, Sloan P1January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    I'm not an organ donor, but I'd change that if I knew how.. I donate blood each chance I get.. It does save lives, so why wouldn't anyone donate? If it was your loved one in need, you'd want there to be match for them:)
    I agree with Katey, write it off as a tax break for more incentive if saving lives isn't enough of one for somebody to donate.

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  27. I am not an organ doner yet but in the future i would like to become one. I would rather donate my organs to someone who is in need of one, then have them go to waist.
    monica salazar
    mr.sloan

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  28. Yeah, I am an organ donor. In some ways I think it’s gross to have another person’s body part inside you but really it can save yours or someone else’s life. Plus I tore my ACL a little over a year ago and I currently have another person’s body part inside my knee. If I’m willing to receive body parts, I should be able to give them when I no longer need them myself.

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  29. Stim cell research, why have some other person's organ, when you can have your own back. You can take your own stem cells and with time regrow your own body part.

    I am not an organ donor, but i want to be one.

    It is an interesting idea to give benefits to organ donors. Maybe they can pay for part of the funeral?
    Caleb Newman

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  30. I never really thought about it and never really cared to (i know it sounds bad). Not to seem selfish but i would want to keep my organs in my body dead or alive. But then again i would like to save a life so considering on being an organ donor wouldn't be such a bad idea. To help me and others be encouraged to make a good decision would be propaganda and a lot of information on the organ donation "process". If i needed an organ i would want to go as far as i can just for an organ but if i couldn't then there is nothing for me to do but wait on the waiting list. What the US should do to increase the quantity of organs is basically inform more people and get them to donate later in the future.

    adilene vazquez
    sloan period 1

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  31. I probably will not be an organ donor because it just doesn't seem right to me to be missing an organ when I die or when i'm alive. We could help encouage people to give up an organ by saying "What if you needed an organ?" People actually think about those kinds of question. If i needed an organ I'll go all out my way to get you. I would kill a money if I had to haha. The US could increase transplants by making a law that you have to give up your ogans when you die to help others but I'm sure the world would go crazy.

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  32. Enrique Angulo
    Bauer
    Government P.2

    Giving up some of your organs while you are alive can be a bit creepy, but if you are dead then why not be a donor to help out someone who is in need in their time we cant say no and let them die while they wait on a list. There can be some sort of way to encourage people to give an organ while they are alive by paying them for that organ and if an individual is dead then just take the organ if he or she is dead what's the point of having organs when you are dead if they are just going to rot or be eaten by maggot and worms.

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  33. I am not an organ donor yet. But i eventually plan to get one when i get my California State Drivers License.

    I am choosing to be an organ donor because if i die unexpectedly then i would have no problem giving someone my unneeded organs.

    i don't understand why people wouldn't be an organ donor unless they were selfish. I mean its not like your going to miss your organs in your coffin dead. Also, if your organs are still healthy and usable why not give them to someone who can use them. you would be saving another life.

    Unfortunately not everyone is so nice, but if i had a plan to get more donors i would offer a tax write off or even compensation. i believe so many more people would sign up to be organ donors.

    its crazy what people will do for needed organs. some incidents even result in murder and scams. if more people donated we wouldn't have these problems.

    However, if a loved one or i were in a place or situation where we needed a transplant, i would defiantly go to extreme lengths. maybe not to murder but defiantly give up as much money i could get my hands on.

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  34. I am not currently an organ donor but I do want to be one. The United States government could offer some sort of tax break incentive to those who donate organs to encourage organ donation. This would make many people more willing to donate organs to those who need them. If I needed an organ, I would definitely pay for one, but I would not try to obtain it from any sort of black market at all. The only problem with the system of buying organs is that the wealthy receive the organs and the poor do not.
    Caleb Boyd
    Mr. Sloan
    Per. 2

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  35. I am not an organ donor. I might consider top be one in the future. I dont think its right for people to give up their organs while they are still alive because what happens when they give it up they have problems in the future with the other one and need a new one but they dont get it because of the scarcity of organs and the fact that they dont have the money to pay for it.
    The government should make a law that states every person that dies should have to give up any good organs that they have that could be used for someone else.

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  36. I am not an organ donor currently, & I honestly don't know if I intend to be one. It is not because I don't care, it is because the thought of surgery frightens me. A way to encourage me possibly into donating an organ would be someone I personally knew was in jeopardy & I was the only person who fit that person's blood type. It sounds selfish, but I think that more people would be open to donating organs if they were able to receive some benefits from the surgery & not just acknowledging a good deed.

    Devin Smith, Mr. Bauer, P.1.

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  37. faye roberson, bauer, period 5January 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I am not a organ donor currently but i do plan on being one. I dont think i should be selfish with my organs if a life is depending on it. If donating organs are such a huge need then it should be promoted like every other thing in this country. Im sure comervials can persuade many people to consider donating their organs.

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  38. Yes, I am in fact an organ donor, and have been one since the day I was given the option because of the chain of organ transplants that have helped my family so much. As I see it, you can’t accept organs in the hospital if you are not willing to donate them. If my life involves being plugged into the wall, for corn’s sake please at least try to save some of my organs for others before you pull the plug. Organ donation is just a staple in my life, and I believe others should do it too, but not by force. I like it the way it is now, you are given the options and choose accordingly. That seems fair. And as far as quantity of organs, we can’t change that. Organs will come and go. It’s a marvel we as a people are even able to accomplish such intricate procedures.
    >Valentine

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  39. I am not an organ doner nor do I plan to become one. It is not that i don't have the desire to help someone, but I simply believe that when someone is an organ doner and they are near death, it becomes question whether to save one life or many. I may donate blood or bone marrow, maybe even a kidney, but not become an official doner. I don't think there is anything that can be done to change my decision, however as far as trying to get more doners I believe through raising awareness this is more than possible.
    Kaylanie Lavender Per.1

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  40. Margarita Flores per.5 Mr.BauerJanuary 24, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    I'm an organ donor or do you plan to be one because when i got my license i singed yes if i die i will give my organs away. To help encourage my decision i could talk to people tell them they should do it because if your dead and your not using it mite as well give it to someone that will use it like you should not be selfish. If i needed a kidney or other organ, i would ask some one that i knew didn't want me to die to give me one of theirs. The United States should increase the quantity of organs available for transplant by inforseing a law or having rewards for people that are so kind to do that.

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  41. Ashley Parker, Bauer P2January 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Pretty positive I am an organ donor. But if i needed an organ i'd wait, and if i died, oh well it happens. I know a lot of people who are or are going to be organ donors. If people don't want to be an organ donor i wouldnt peer pressure them into it. The United States cannot force people to do things they don't want to do, but they could try to pass a law to have people donate once dead.

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  42. amanda Eckroth
    per.1
    sloan
    no i am not a organ donor.. to get people to become a donor it will take themselves to be the person who wsill say "i want to give my organ up"... if i need a kidney or organ i will go as far as i can to get the product that i need because i do want to survive as long as i am able to ... I think it is postive to be a donor becuase youa re saving a person life and you dont even know it becuase u are already dead.. but the cons is you are dead with no organ..

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  43. I plan on being an organ donor in the near future. Television commercials or internet posts should be used to encourage people to become organ donors. If I needed an organ, I would go on a waiting list and hope for the best. A con to being organ donors may be that they can unfortunately be murdured if someone is in desperate need of an organ.

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  44. i am not currently an organ donor because i used to say that my organs belong in my body even if im dead or not. but now i think that i would be saving people's lives, so why not? i wont need them when i pass away, so i should help someone in need:)
    ~~brooke fletcher:)
    mr. bauer
    period 3

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  45. Im not a organ donor yet, but i will soon enough. Saving someone's elses life is enough to make me want to donate my organ. Giving people money could help alot of people want to donate their organ. A pro for being a organ donor is that your going to give the right for another person to live another day. A con is that their are alot of bad people out their who would kill an organ donor to safe their liveor someone elses.
    Jonathan Ramos
    Mr.Bauer
    Per.2

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  46. I am not an organ doner yet but in the future I would like to become one. I would rather help someone who needs an organ to survive, than to simply let my organs go to waist.

    -Ivan Cardenas
    Mr. Sloan Per. 3

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  47. I am not currently an organ doner but in the future would like to become one.I have a family member who recieved two lungs from a family that lived around the corner from him. Not knowing that its was a "neighbor" who was going to recieve her husbands lungs. Well eventually she found out , now me and her son are like best friends. Two years after that my step cousin was struck by a stray bullet and died. My best friend younger cousin needed a kidney so he recieved a kidney from my cousin. Yes theres no feeling like losing a loved one, but theres no other feeling like saving some one.
    Jordan Elzie
    per 2 sloan

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  48. Breana Spiro sloan p.4 I am not a organ donor and im not quite sure if i want to be i know my mother is and it kinda bothers me that she is im not quite sure what needs to be done i do believe america needs to prioritize its self and spend its money more responsibly or spend it on reasonable things such as organs but i have no idea how to tell you what should be done it is a very difficult situatuion that honestly i dont know how to go about

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  49. I plan on being an organ donor.
    To encourage others to donate, tax incentives can be implemented or medical benefits could be rewarded. If I needed a kidney, I would go reasonably far to get it. Synthetic organs along with the incentives listed above could be used to increase the supply of organs in the United States. Pros would be that the supple of organs would greatly increase, however, the money needed to implement the tax breaks and medical benefits is currently not available.
    Conner Woods Bauer

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  50. Alexis Watson Bauer 3January 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    I'm not an organ donor for one reason, I don't know how to sign up for it. I understand the need for organs, but I don't understand why people can't donate their own to a hopital rather than wait for a friend or family member to need one.

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  51. Maria Perez
    Sloan P.4
    I am not an organ donor yet, n=but i plan to be in the future. I believe that if someone is in need for an organ, they have the right to live, so more people should be donating organs because, when someone dies, the person does not need the organs anymore, so why have the organs if they will not be used. On the other hand, when organs are donated other lives can be saved, so i think that the U.S. should do everything possible to persuade more and more people to donate organs, at least for when the donor dies.

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  52. Yes, I am an organ donor. If im dead theres no use for my organs anymore so why not let someone else use them. The thought of saving someones life is totally worth it. Sloan per 1

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  53. Yes, I am an organ donor. I believe that when I'm deceased, and nothing else is going to be done with my body, my organs should be used to help someone who is in need. That way, my death will actually bring life to somebody else's life. That makes everything worth it, by placing good karma in the universe, that karma may come back to any of my family members that need an organ. I believe more people should consider donning their organs, it makes the difference in someone's life.

    Stephanie Romero
    Period 3
    Bauer

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  54. Quinn says,
    I am currently not a organ donor, not saying that I would not be. I would be a little worried about the whole process if the doctor really knows that you are brain dead.... I know and have heard of inmates willing to give organs to help others and to help their families. If an inmate would like to donate, especially someone on death row. They could donate and the families of the receiver could pay for the medical costs....Or if they want they could give the inmates family money to help them. I am not sure about all inmates, that would be difficult to monitor the diseases that the inmate may have contracted while being in the joint. Seriously, I think that this would be a valuable tool. Maybe if they make it mandatory the crime rate would go down. I have had several distant family members benefit from bone marrow transplants but since have passed. I know of several members in our church that have benefitted from bone marrow and have grafted and been very successful. Most people that have had transplanted organs lead a very limited life with the medication that they have to take for ever. I am not so sure that I would want to lead that limited life. After all its a Race to Heaven! I don't want to be late.
    Quinn Bamert Per. 1 Phenix

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  55. I am currently not an organ donor but I plan to be the next time I renew my driver’s license. I like the idea that Israel has about helping to pay a small amount of the funeral costs when a deceased family member of yours is a donor. The satisfaction that people gain from being a donor and the lives they save should be enough. I would wait on the list if I needed an organ; it’s only fair and just enjoy the time I had left. The US should send letters in the mail to everyone when they turn 18 like the country of Holland does to ask them if they would like to be a donor and what organs they would want to donate. I would say that my idea would have many benefits and help increase the amount of organ donors in the US.
    Mariska Vanderspek Phenix P.1

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  56. yes i do believe i am an organ donar. but the word needs to get out more about being an organ donar. like more advertising or something. causelots of people dont know about it, and im sure if they did know about it they would totally do it.
    kim hernandez
    sloan
    p.4

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  57. I'm an organ donor. To increase incentive offer a percent taken off of a ticket cost. For instance, if a policemen pulls a donor over for running a light, they must pay only $300 instead of the usual $350, or whatever it is.

    I would absolutley kill somone or knock somone out and steal their organ if i needed one.

    JK. i would be good with the list.

    To increase organ supply we should manufacture them ourselves, if possible. We have artificial haearts, why not kidneys and livers and the like?
    pros: more organs and more living people.
    cons: cost more than being donated.

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  58. Nathalie Trevino; A. Bauer period1January 25, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    I do plan to become an organ donor when the opportunity arises. The idea that I can make a difference in someone's life even after mine had ended is enough to convince me. I don't believe we should give people incentives to become organ donors, people should become organ donors because of moral motivation, not material incentive. We've been selfish all our lives, wouldn't it be nice to be a little selfless once we have passed? I wouldn't go to far to get an organ if I needed one. As for the U.S., i'm all for the progress of science and technology, we can use that progress to develop innovative ways to create organs.

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  59. I am an organ donor, and i think that everyone should be as well. Everyone has the opportunity to save someones life by becoming a donor. You've lived your life, stop being selfish and help save someone's. The government should use propaganda to encourage more people to become donors.
    Fran
    Bauer

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  60. cristian g/bauer p3January 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    i am not an organ donor but if i had a chance to save a life i would. I believe that we as people can save a life we just have to choose but because with HIV it gets harder and harder to get clean organs. If i can i will be an organ donor

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  61. I am not an organ donor right now, maybe as i get older i will choose to become one so i can save a life.

    Jasmine Singh
    Mr.Bauer Period 3

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  62. I am not an organ donar but i may decide to be one in the futer there is a lot of need for organs and i think people just need to know more about it and see how there choice can affect a not just a person but a whole family

    glenda Garcia
    p.3
    mr.bauer

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  63. Gary Vasquez
    Mr.Bauer Per. 3

    To start off I myself is currently an organ donor. I don't see why some people aren't organ donors once there dead there dead. So why hold on to something if you cannot savor? Its like keeping a wrecked car. After it is useless/Wrecked. Who does that? Yet it seems many times the case that religion is to blame so to speak. Unless one of course decides to do so regardless of religion in which case would be a plus for the person that needs it. Being a donor is scary if you think about especially at such a young age. But you have the chance to save someone's LIFE WOULDN'T YOU DO IT? It's not like you would let them die if you saw them in the street bleeding out right? All the same it just depends on the kind of person you are and what you value most... “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Anonymous

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  64. With investment in research and development, the biomedical sciences will derive a solution. Organs such as the heart and lungs can already be artificially engineered for use within a patient. Technology will make organ donations obsolete one day as advancements lead to medical revolution.
    (Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  65. Yes i plan to be an organ donor,but only for a love one of mine or if its for someone who really really needs it.I think if there was alot of commercials or ad's on tv that would probably encourage more people to do it.If i needed a kidney or organ i think i would ask for help but it i couldnt get one then oh well.

    tania hinojosa
    sloan p5

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  66. I am not a organ donor, nor do I plan on becoming one. I know that I cannot donate blood because I have a defect that makes my blood cells excesively small, so no one wants my blood, and I assume that no one would want my organs either. If I needed to have a transplant then I would wait on a list, and if I died while waiting, then so be it. At least I never did anything illegal which would have hurt someone else. As for how to make it more intriguing, I say just leave the way it is because if you do anything different, then you are punishing people who cannot give anything.
    Jonny Oshalim
    Bauer per. 1
    Sloan per. 3

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  67. if we can make micro computers, we can make artificial organs.
    vern iniguez
    SOLAN p1

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  68. honestly,i haven't read the blog yet, but from my own experiences being an oregan donor could possibly one day help someone.but its completely ok if its against ur religion,or u know u cant because of a disease or sickness or any sort of moral values,and of course it must be in an alotted time, but technology today can help so much.
    Dont believe me?
    About a year and a half ago, someone close to my sis passed away. He died early in the morning, and doctors ended up giving his eyes and skin to a needy person, seems a bit creepy but hey, if I had burns so bad they needes to replace.my skin I would be very thankful. I dont have a license yet, or a way to sign up to be one,but I would in a heart beat.
    Rebecca miles
    Bauer ap 4th

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  69. Steven Reichmuth, Bauer, Period 2January 25, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    I am currently not an organ donor but if i were to die somehow I would hope my family would give them to someone that needs it. The whole become a donor and recieve first priority law would give me a greater incintive to become one on my license. If I were in need of an organ or kidney and was having trouble attaining one the legal way, then all bets are off! I would be trying to find an in to that blackmarket. You only have one chance to live.

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  70. Im not an organ donar but i plan to be because i know there are a lot of people in need of them. i think that there should be more awareness about donating organs and the benefits of doing so, like saving a life.
    Cristina Bernal
    Mr.bauer
    Period 3

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  71. No i'm not an organ donor but i'm sure i'd like to be one in the future. I'd really like to help those in need.

    Guadalupe Velasquez, Sloan Period 1

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  72. I am not and do not plan to be an organ donor and nothing could change my mind. I wouldn't try to get an organ transplant if I needed one. I would accept that I am about to pass away and make the most of it before I do. I don't think the U.S. should do anything about it. I learned that people can't be completely dead when the organs are taken out as donations. This means that some people who could have had a miracle bring them back to good health, had their lives taken away from them.But if it really was their time to leave this earth, then it helps others who are close to death live a longer life thanks to those donors. It is truly a hard argument to debate, but I still wouldn't have my organs donated.

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
    per. 1

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  73. I am an organ donor. Once i die i wont need my body, so mine as well help save someone elses life if im dead. I would want a person to do the same if i ever needed a certain organ. Also if an organ wasnt available for me I would just have to accept its my time to die, and live the rest of my life like Im dying.

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  74. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1January 25, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    I'm not an organ donor and I don't plan on becoming one. Nothing is going to encourage my decision. I guess if others were going to be swayed on their decision, I'd say run some depressing commercials like they do for beaten animals and starving children where you send 18 dollars a month or however much. I'm sure one of those would guilt people into it. If I needed an organ, I wouldn't go far to get one...I wouldn't get one at all. If I'm dying, I'm dying for a reason. There's no point in trying to change fate. Like if you're about to die, then BAM! new kidney! not dying anymore...give it some time. You're going to almost die/die again. Why would I want to go through waiting for my death twice? Just die when you're supposed to die. I don't think the United States should do anything to increase the quantity available. It's too personal of a decision to have anyone but each of us decide for ourselves. Just sayin, I'm not sure why people would want a dead person's organs.

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  75. I am not an organ donor.. but i do plan to be one soon because why not help someone. When I die i wont know what is going on so why not help to save a life.I think we should advertise more about donating organs so more people would help out..

    Jaskiran Kaur
    Mr. Bauer
    Government
    Period 2

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  76. Yes, I am an organ donor, and the only reason I do it, is because I know I'm helping someone even after I'm gone. I mean, why do I need my kidney once I'm in the ground? I would'nt go as far as to steal peoples organs or buy them on the black market. I am a strong believer that what is meant to be, will be: so if I cant get an organ, then it must be my time to go.

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  77. Natalie Nunez bauer p1January 25, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    I am an organ donor… in the future, I will be an organ recipient. This is an important subject to me and I feel that everyone should be an organ donor. It is one to be selfish or scared when you are living, but to be any of that even after you are deceased?? There is no reason not to do this. Being an organ donor makes you someone’s miracle. And in my case I pray for someone to be that miracle for me. Out of all the copious bodies we have on earth, only a diminutive portion choose to be organ donors. With a dearth of organs, people are dying as they wait for their miracle that never comes. I think that the feeling of knowing that one can save another’s life and impact so many others should be enough to encourage people of nonchalance to make the exemplary decision to mark the yes box on donor form. As I wait on the heart transplant list, I wish to do anything possible to get what I need, not just for me but for my loved ones. An organ donor does not only save one life, and a voluminous number of people fail to realize that. My family is insolvent and cannot go to the black market to buy an organ so we hope for people’s clemency. As impalpable as it is, I know the day will come when I will be giving my full gratitude, appreciation, and unassailable admiration to my miracle.

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  78. Danielle Bulmer--Bauer--4January 25, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    No, I'm not an organ donor sadly; however, I am thinking of becoming one. What use would I have of any of my organs after I'm gone or after I'm finished living I can just donate them willingly. I wouldn't go anywhere if I needed an organ to survive.. If I get one, then I get one, but honestly I wouldn't even want another organ, because I'd much rather have someone else to have it and continue their lives. Why would I want another chance when I am clearly done with my first?

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  79. I am an organ donor, and while I believe it is important for people to donate, I think the side effects of doing so must be presented. The only ethical thing to encourage organ donation to me, is to make sure everyone knows the benifis of doing so. While not pursuing everyone to donate organs can leave a scarcity, giving an organ is a HUGE deal and someone could die while trying to donate. I also believe that a person should state whether or not they prefer to donate after death, because it may be against some peoples beliefs. I think UNOS has an effective system of for donations because it is based on priority (when a recipient is put on the list) and necessity (medical need).

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  80. Although officially at the moment, I am not a registered organ donor. However I do plan on becoming one, because knowing that my life ending would meaning another one surviving is all the motivation I need. People don't realize how much there help would benefit to those in need. If I were indire need of an organ I wouldn't go as far as into the black market. It's ridiculous what people will do, just for that extra five minutes of life. I know that sometimes things are meant to happen, & if I needed an organ, I would hope some one out there would be willing to offer their assistance.

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  81. Alejandro Ibarra(Mr. Sloan, P.1)January 25, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    I am not an organ donor yet but i might since there isnt anything really to lose. i think that people should stop being selfish and just donate their organs after they die. i mean why let them go to waste when someone in need of them can use them to have a chance at life.

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  82. ricardo villalpandoJanuary 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    no i am not but i soon will be because i think its a good knowing that you could help save some ones life i also think that every one who is capable of donating should because any way once you die you no longer have any use for them so why not give them to someone who would it could help save lives.

    Ricardo villalpando
    sloan pr5

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  83. Hannah Engebretsen/Bauer P2January 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    I am not yet an organ donor but i do want to be one and give up my organs when i die. I think if you care about a person, like a close friend or family member, then you should donate an organ if you waant, when your living. And the idea of donating them when you die is great because you have no other use for them. I agree with what a lot of perople have been saying about the issue of receiving money as well.

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  84. Emily Geiszler, BauerJanuary 25, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    I am not currently an organ donor, nor do I ever wish to be. I'm sure it is a horrible thing to say, but it is personal choice. I cannot stand the thought of being cut open and harvested for my organs after I die. I wouldn't ask the same of anyone else either. If I needed a transplant of some kind, how am I supposed to feel that someone else had to die for me to live? I don't think the government should do anything more to get people to donate organs because it is an option when you apply for a driver's license. The people who wish to become donors do, and everyone else does not.

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  85. You know what I wasn't thinking when I wrote about this the first time. I would ABSOLUTELY donate any organ that I can live without! I am a helping person and am willing to do anything to help ANYone who needs it.!!! =)

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  86. I am an organ donor. i think if more information about how much organ doning could help others was made it could influence people more to be one. If i needed and organ i would go as far as asking more than just close relitives i would ask every one i knew or people that were dying and obviously didnt need them anymore. I think that the U.S should just get more involved and make it more of a positive thing.

    Steffanie Eisenga
    Sloan Per.5

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  87. I am not an organ donor just yet. But I believe that once I am gone I will be more than happy for some one to have any of me. I think it's a good feeling knowing that someone has a chance to live because of you. So yes I will Absolutley be an organ donor one day.

    Victor Alvarez
    Sloan

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  88. I think that more should be done to advertise both the benefits and risks of becoming a donor. I am a donor and I don't have all the facts but I think that in most cases the benefits would outweigh the risks. Incentives like in Israel may be necessary to further persuade organ donation, but I think we should try informing the public first. Bauer/Sloan

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  89. I am not a donor but I plan to be one in the future.I think that donating organs is a good thing that can save lives; however, once a person is dead they do not get to decide who gets the organs. If my organs were donated, i'd like to think they went to a deserving person, but the reality isthat some of my organs could end up going to some murderer in jail. This troubles me, but i would still like to donate my organs.

    Omar Hoyos

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  90. I am not currently an organ donor but I do not see a reason why I would not donate my organs. I am not alive to use them anymore and someone elses life could be extended. Although I do not believe there should be any incentives to become an organ donor. Everyone wants something in return for doing something these days. I believe it is one of those things that if you want to feel like you are doing good and saving lives donate if for some reason you do not believe in it then dont. It is a personal choice one just has to make.
    Spencer Pellandini
    Sloan
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  91. yes i am an organ donor. those who aren't are selfish. if you die with your organs intact, then you are responsible for someone elses death because you did nothing to help them when you had the opportunity. And when you get a transplant, nobody is dying for you to live (emily). Somebody is dying, and their last acts of kindness are what gives you the second chance to continue living and make the most out of life. What would i do if i needed a transplant? i can't see myself doing anything illegal or going throught the black market, but if it meant life or death i just might. hopefully i will never be put in that situation.
    kayla smith
    sloan per 2

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  92. I'm not an organ donor but I have been considered being one. A way to encourage people to become one is to possibly boost the life insurance amount that a family receives when their loved one passes away. If I needed an important organ, I would just have to be on the waiting list for one, and whatever happens happens by that. The U.S. should try to increase the amount of organs transplanted. It would help to keep people alive and give more doctors more jobs so they don't run out because we really need to have doctors. It would cost a bit more money to have an increase in the amount of doctors, but they would also help to greatly increase the amount of lives saved everyday.
    -Kevin Rodgers, Period 2, Sloan

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  93. NO im am certainly not an organ donor, and idk if i will be one in the future. i know people say youre going to be dead and feel nothing, but still i believe i should die how god brought me to this world. all organs and all...nd no im am not being selfish im a very nice person and like to help people. i donate blood when i can. mmm idk maybe ill change my mind later on, but if i needed an organ, i would not go around the world searching for one. youre going to die. when youre time komes. and i understand that if people have an opporunity to increase their life span they will do it, but why? if u live the way ur supposed to and the way you want, why want a longer life.?

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  94. Lucero Cardiel. Mr. Bauer 3rd periodJanuary 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    I will become a certified donor. I don't see the problem with giving your organs to someone who is going to need when, obviously, you won't need it anymore. Once your dead, your dead. I don't understand why people are afraid to become donors. I don't agree with the idea of the government forcing people to be donors because that will take away their right. However, I think the government should stress the importance of more organ donors with facts and statistics.
    The whole ordeal with the rich receiving the organs needs to stop. Everyone should be put on a list and doctors should follow that list chronologically. But the US can't regulate everything in different countries.

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  95. Kevin Krivda, Bauer P1
    I have no idea if i am a donor or not but i dont see the problem. I wouldnt need an incentive to be one, that stuff is taken out when u die. i think the word needs to go out more that people should b one, that should increase results.

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  96. I am not an organ donor, and I am not sure if I will be. Should I ever be in need of an organ due to either natural causes or my own fault, I would rather not accept a donation. Should I get shot tomorrow though, I would appreciate one if necessary lol.
    I believe the question of whether donation is right or wrong has to do with the individual's belief of the sanctity of the human body, which usually are influenced by the individual's religion.

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  97. i never thought of this before but i do think i would be willing to be an organ donor but when i pass away. i would only do kniwing that it will help another life. i think to get more organs is to maybe advertise about it more and really anounce all the benifits that it could do.if i needed a kidney or an organ ihonestly wouldnt know what to do but pray for someone to help me with my life by donating their organ.
    erika oropeza
    sloan
    p4

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  98. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/ Bauer p.3January 25, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    There should not be anything done to encourage people to donate organs because some people can not donate organs because they have defects. Even though they are willing to they cannot, so it should be strictly voluntary. Of course the U.S could offer incentives such as money, but then where would be the equality towards the people that can not donate. The con of no incentives is of course: no large increase in the amount new donors for people that need organs to get organs from.

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  99. No i am not currently a organ donor but i do plan on become one here in the near future. Knowing that someone has a chance to survive by having any of my organs once i have passed on is all the motivation i need. I think its a shame that people are not catching wind of this and doing something about it. Beacause we all know if any of us were in that same situation we would pray someone would be so gracious enough to fullfill our needs. And it amazes me that our government hasnt set up some sort of propaganda or effort to assist in making people understand that they can save a persons life by becoming an organ donor.

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  100. There should be a cash incentive for organ donors. It wouldn't even need to be a large amount of cash to sway people on the fence about whether or not to do it. Me personally, I would have chosen to be a donor for something as little as a t-shirt. I'd like that shirt sent soon Obama.
    Sloan Per. 3
    Bauer Per. 4

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  101. i am not an organ donor, never been a big fan of people taking body parts out of me when im dead, it just sounds weird. if i needed an organ though i would be happy and thankful to take someone elses to keep me alive.

    bauer, p.3

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  102. I am an organ donor 100% of the way! When the people at the DMV ask if I wanted to be one on my ID I was excited they had that option because when I die I don't want my body going to waste, Hah. I think that even though I'd be dead just the thought that I could have helped someone's life is invigorating. Who wouldn't want to save a life? You're not going to be in need of that lung if you're not breathing with it! So why not give the rights(and benefits haha) of that organ to someone else when you die? Seriously it's the selfless thing to do.

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  103. The second I get the chance I want to be a organ donor, I believe that rescuing someone's life like that, without the years of medical trainging others would have to take. The fact that some people need compensation for giving another person's organs, especially a loved one is quite sickening. People should be organ donors out of the kindness of their hearts not for money, it's supposed to be a selfless action. However, when some people are in a dinacial crisis espacially when they have medical bills and funeral plans that kind of money can be appreciated. Still money should not be what's on people's minds as they make that decision.

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  104. I didnt know what they meant when they asked me to be an organ donor on my license so i just told them not. when i get it renewed ill definitely change that because i think it is an awesome thing to do for someone. like kyle burris' mom... it's amazing and takes so much courage.

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  105. Mr. Bauer
    Period 2

    I will not donatemy organs to people that I never meet. I would probably donate to my family members only. In my licnese I put no for organ donor

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  106. Jacqueline OlympiusJanuary 26, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    To begin with, I, myself, am not a designated organ donor just because I hadn't ever really given much thought to it prior to when I got my license so I just ended up putting "no." Of course, if I had an incentive TO be one, I probably would've put "yes" instead. If here in America we had the same laws/regulations as the above two mentioned that Israel has, I think it would influence not only myself but many others to become organ donors and therefore increase the organs available for transplant here in the United States. I think such policies would only bring about benefits to Americans. I see no downfalls. Also, if I ever needed an organ and wasn't able to get one from being on the wait list or from a caring family member, I might just pack my things and move to another country if it meant that I would be able to get one and continue on living my life. If it's a life or death situation, a person's gotta do what they gotta do!

    --Sloan
    AP Econ, Period 3

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  107. I am not yet an organ donor, nor do i know if i am able to be one. Honestly id like to help out a fellow being with an organ i do no need but of course picking and choosing shall have to wait. There should be no need for an incentive you either choose to do the right thing or choose to do whatever else you want.
    Joeliane M, Mr. Sloan, p.5

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  108. Asher Maroot- Sloan P,1January 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    if people were made more aware of the fact that there is such a high demand for organs, more may offer to donate them. most people will not go to their doctor and voluntarily give up their organs just because

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  109. I think if someone dies they should donate there organs to someone that's in need. I would donate mines. I think the organs should be an international trade thingy. We can save a person life If people be donating organs.

    Sania Bacha
    Bauer
    P.3

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  110. I'm not a organ donor now but, i will be some day. My mom said no to it when I got my driver's license, but when I'm eighteen now & she can't say no any more! When I die, I won't be needing my organs, so why not help someone else out.

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  111. It's true there aren't many organ donors out there and as a result there are many people in need of a transplant who are put on waiting lists. If i needed a kidney i would ask anywhere if i can have one maybe like my family. Many people are dying while waiting for the organ and i believe to get more support the U.S. should make tv commercials encouraging the citizens to sign up as organ donors.

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  112. I am not an organ donor but it does make sense to become one if it can save somebody's life.

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  113. I have no intention of ever becoming an organ donor. I wouldn't do anything to encourage organ donating. I'd personally rather die than have to rely on someone else's organs. It's just Darwinism, those who have superior genetics and survival skills will live longer while those who have inferior genetics and/or lack of survival skills will die off.

    Brian S.
    Per. 4 Sloan

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  114. I'll be on organ donor.
    If somebody really needs it, i will be willing to give a liver or two. <= That's a little joke.
    But honestly, i would. If i needed to have a transplant, i know i would be getting it from someone who knows someone else needed it.
    I think people who knows its benefits will realize someone will need help one day, and they would help!
    I think i said all of this in a way where it makes sense and doesn't make sense.
    Don't fail me Sloan.

    Daniel Ruiz
    Per. 5

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  115. Imma organ donor I get this cool lil pink thing on my drivers license that says Imma donor other than that there is nothing else as far as incentives. I think everyone should be a donor, I mean what good is a kidney to a dead guy? And what would I do to get an organ if I needed one? Man I would wrestle a cougar, I mean I love being alive.

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  116. I am currently not an organ donor, but do plan to, because I dont look at it as someone having to die for some one else to get an organ. I mean if I'm dead then go ahead and take them, I wont need them. A possiblitly could be to make it a law to be an organ donor, or just advertise it more to the general public.

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  117. I am not currently an organ donor, but I want to become one. I think the only way to encourage others to become ogan donors is by telling them that they will get something out of it, such as money. I do not supportt this idea. but I think people will be more willing to donate their organs that way. If I needed a kidney or another organ I would wait on a waiting list or take a donation from a friend or family memeber. If I get an organ great, if not oh well. I don't think there is much the U.S. can do about increasing the amount of available organs, because you would need more willing donors.

    Sloan. P. 2

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  118. I am not a organ doner right now but I would like to become one. I think we can encourage people to become one by telling them they can get something out of it and save lives.

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  119. Miriam Bejines p.5 Mr.SloanJanuary 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    I'm not an organ donor,but I would like to become one, because it can save someone's life.I would advise people to become donors so that we can saved lives.

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  120. Michael Freeman Per 5 SloanJanuary 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    I am an organ donor. I chose to be one when I got my drivers license not exactly thinking about it. I don't like the idea of taking out my insides as soon as I kick the bucket. It just does not sound classy to me. But on the other hand, I like the idea of helping another person out if I no longer am going to be using them anyway.

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  121. i am not currently an organ donor but i think it could be a good idea to become one. helping someone else after my death seems like a nice thing to do. I dont think there is much to do to encourage it but maybe others can help people realize tat dying people can really use parts that our dead bodies have. and letting them live for another couple years or even more would mean a lot to themselves and to their famalies.
    Blake Harrison
    Bauer
    Period 3

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  122. Janeiry Balderas, period 4, Mr.SloanJanuary 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Personally i would not give up my organs, well i would not donate my organs when i am alive unless i really needed to. The only reason that i would would be if one of my family members was in trouble or someone close to me. Also this is not bad (to donate your organs), but just personally i would not. For example i do not believe though that the family should be the one to decide whether the organs can be given away, but well every person and nation can do as they wish as long as they have decided it that way.

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  123. Dominique Jimenez Period 5, SLOANJanuary 26, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    yes i plan to become an organ donor as soon as possible, only because i have something that i could live without that could save someone elses life. In my opinion to encourage people it would be smart to let the donor in on the peoples lives and the lives theyd loose if they didnt recieve help. That would give people an incentive to save someone. If i needed a kidney or organ to live and there was not anyone available to donate me one, id probably go to a different country that could help me recieve one. The benefits and costs of my dicisions would be outweighed more for benefits than costs. Peoples lives are more important than any cost.

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  124. Omar Delgado, Mr. Sloan, P. 4January 26, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    i applied to be an organ donor but for some reason its not on my license. and well to persuade others to become one is kind of tricky. most people care about their own lives so the best way to go is mainly to point out there organs can save other peoples lives. and if i needed a kidney i don't think id go too far to receive one. if my time has come to pass away then i will accept it except for the slight chance that they already have an organ for my to be replaced right away then why not. only an idiot would refuse that. and well what can the us really do. its mostly rich people that should get involved. they'd pay almost anything to save their own lives so maybe they should donate to organ researchers to help develop organs or to produce products to increase peoples lives. we cant really do much with out money so they can make a huge difference in the organ problem.

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  125. I will become an organ Donner because i believe that it is good because it would help save lives and once i'm dead then why not i wont need them.

    richard manzo
    pr5 sloan

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  126. kayla rodriguez sloan5January 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    i am not an organ donor but i do plan on changing that. there are so so so many people in need of body parts in order to survive and i would love to be one of those to help the cause. we shouldnt need an incentive to help out our fellow citizens. we should all help each other out. if i was in need of some body parts, i would go to crazy extents in order to live. however if someone else was in greater need, i would take one for the team and let them have it.

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  127. Haley Collins (Sloan Period One)January 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    We as humans are born with the organs we need to survive when we are born. Throughout life people suffer great issues with their organs. I personally am an Organ Donor, yet here is my thought on this subject. I think being an organ donor means giving to those who need it. I do not want my organs going to some alcoholic that blew out their liver from abuse. I want my organs to go to a person who let's say has cancer or a heart problem or something big... Organs need to be put into categories of who actually will use them to their fullest potential. Not abusing, in foreign countries I believe medical systems and cleanliness should be provided. If we all worked together honestly we could not save everyone who needs organs... I really do think paying people for organs is ridiculous also... it's like the black market but legal...

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  128. Chelsea Ray, Sloan p.1January 26, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Currently I am not a organ donor but i do plan on being on in the future. The thought of being able to saves someone's life should be enough for people to do it. I mean you're already dead and not using them so why not let someone else? Just think about it if it was you, you would want people to donate so that you have to chance to live.

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  129. I am an organ donor, but I think it's safe to say that there is no particular way to increase people's interest in donating their organs. The only reason I did it was because I thought to myself, "What am I really gonna do with them once I die?" It's a personal choice. And the only thing we could really do to increase the number of harvestable organs is to kill people, and no one wants to do that, so we're just going to have to live with the scarce amount of organs we have.

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  130. karina ramos mr sloan period 1

    no, i am not an organ donor and i plan not to be one as if right now. i probably would only donate if someone in my family or close friend would be in need. i would also not go far in search for a donation. i think the u.s. should advertise this idea to see what people think and if this has a good outcome then it should happen.

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  131. Abe Madrigal per 1January 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    No im not an organ donor, yes i do plan to donate my organs when i die, but as of right now no. To encourage people to become an organ donor, i think that they should look at that people that really need one. If i were to need a kidney or an organ and i had the money i would probably would go as far as i can to get one. I agree with Karina, the US should advertise the idea of donating organs.

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  132. yes i am an organ donor and i think that everyone should be one as well. everyone may have their own views but once you are dead you have no need for your remaining organs. everyone who passes away should have their organs given up to someone in need. if everyone who passes away donates their organs there would be a lot more organs to go around for people who actually need them.

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  133. I am an organ donor and i think that it is a great thing. I dont see the harm in being an organ donor. If someone is in need of an organ and i dont need it anymore they can have it. I dont know what it is going to take for people to want to donate but it really cant harm them.

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  134. I am an organ donor and i think its something everyone should do, if you died in an accident you wont need them so mine as well help someone who does. If i needed an organ i would do anything to get it! There really isn't much the gov can do about the scarcity of organs in my opinion, they can't force people to give up their organs when they die. But overall i think being an organ donor is a good thing and everyone she be one =D
    hayley swearingen
    sloan per 4

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  135. For now I am not an organ donor, but I do plan to become one on the near future. I think it would be nice to be a donor because you're saving someone's life.

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  136. I am not an organ donor yet but i plan to be one very soon. According to my logic, i believe that in order to increase the number of organ transplant donors is by educating the masses. Advertisemnt is a vital resource that the goverment and help groups can use in order to promote organ donations nationwide. Schools should also take a role in educating the youth in their disicion making, of wether or not to donate them.Statistical evidence and case studies would also yeild gtreater influnce towards promoting it as well.
    If i was in dire need of a organ transplants, the lenghths that i would got to in order to get one are unfathomble. I would do many things that i wouldnt be proud of in order to survive. but thats the name of the game so i doubt that others wouldnt do the same.
    What the United States must do in order to help those in need of organs is to futher push fundings towards other scientific projects such as stem cell research, cloning organs, organ farms,etc.
    Pros: The many lives that eould be spare, less money spend on pharmacutical medicines, and a faster productivity for the society in general as we solve another problem that may stunt our economic growth.
    Cons: First and foremost, the pharmacutical companies would be outraged at the idea, for the loss of profits. Also the religious freaks would cry blasphamy. Third, this would futher the problem of overpopulation since less people are dying and more living on like parasites on this planet

    Santiago Naranjo Diaz
    Period:1
    1/26/2011

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  137. I beleive they can provide incentives to make p[eople want to donate organs more. They could do something like a tax cut for those people or give them some sort of benifit. This would cause more people to want to donate organs and would increase the amount of available organs.

    Zach Mietz

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  138. I think that all people should become organ doners, because what are they really going to use them for once they pass.Also the US could do more to help out the problem by getting the word out to people about becoming a doner.

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  139. I think it would be really nice of me to become an organ donor, so i think I'll do that. Besides, I'm not gonna need them when I'm dead anyway. But I don't think the United States can do anything about this problem. They can't force people to donate organs and offering and incentive might not be very effective due to the costs. Maybe free hugs for everyone who becomes an organ donor? I would cooperate.
    Mr. Sloan
    Period 5

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  140. In my opinion I wouldn't wanna become a donor, because if I had to Id rather be able to be donor for my family.

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  141. i am not an organ donor yet. the only motivation people should need is to save another human beings life. And as to how would we create more of an abundance; if we can clone a human... we can clone a liver, heart, or kidneys.
    Samantha white
    sloan per. 5

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  142. everybody is saying the same thing, and i think that they're all right. if i'm dead, let them cut me up. just make double sure i'm dead, ok? if anybody is against organ donation, i would be surprised if they still thought so after a little education and emotional appeal about the subject.

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  143. I will be a registered organ donor when my new license comes in. In my first license I did not want to be in organ donor because I was scared because of weird rumors that I heard. I know that if I was dying i would want someone to donate an organ to me. One way to increase organ donations is to get stories of people who need them on t.v. A better way would be to reward peole because it would be a higher motivation.

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  144. mr.phenix
    Dallas Cooper
    period 1

    - i think when i do get old enough to decide, i would like to be an organ donor. By doing so my organs could hlp a person live alittle or a lot longer than they would have with their ow organs, i could help them have more mments with friends family or even wife or husband. Its good that israel is doing something about it. making changes.

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  145. I think if someone is up for giving their organs up for someone else then they should but if they are taking peoples organs and they end up killing the other person then they shouldnt be taking organs.
    Aniscia Silva
    Sloan
    Per 5

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  146. I am an organ donor, and I believe that most people should be. While many people are against donating their organs, I believe there should be more of an incentive and possibly more advertising. It would possibly give people a chance to change their minds.

    Danielle Barros
    Sloan p.4

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  147. Sarah Richter; Bauer; Period 5February 15, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    I'm not an organ donar, but i soon shall be. I think everyone should be one, because there are people who need their organs to live. If your already dead... u should be ok with giving somethin away of yours since you won't be needing it.

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  148. I am a donor, but it's pretty sketchy business, as you don't know what will be done with your donated organs/body. Your organs could be taken to heal people, or you could be put in a lab for research, or a variety of other things. I think the only thing that unnerves me is the idea of my body being put in a lab and not being put to good use. I have an older entomologist friend who was in the science program at (I think?) Davis, and he has told me stories of some of the sick things people have done to the cadavers in the student labs. People donating bodies deserve their donation to be treated with far more respect than they are, and after hearing the stories I very nearly called in to have myself removed as an organ donor. However, it doesn't always turn out well for non-organ donors either, considering that there is a huge black market on organs currently in the US. Because so few people have signed up to be donors, very large sums of money can be acquired for body parts such as eyes and tendons. Sometimes people who are not only not donors, but cannot legally be donors (people with aids or leukemia, for example) have their bodies sent to crematoriums and instead of cremating the body, people their will remove, package, and send out organs, tissue, and bones, forging the paperwork which is hardly regulated. Returned to the family are the some of the remains of their family member, and some of whoever else might have gone into the fire that day. The worst part of it is(other than the spread of disease through this) that when these people are caught and the information is released in the news, it makes people decide not to be donors, even though that only worsens the problem. If everyone signed up to be a donor, the supply would go way up, and the demand would go down, and their would no longer be a need for the modern day grave robber.
    While I feel that the body is just a vessel, and since we aren't allowed in this country to just plant it and finish the life cycle to help the plants grow and provide the next generation with nourishment, and so we should instead do the something else helpful with it to help the living, I can't enforce my opinions on others. Our deaths are our most private and personal moments, and I feel everyone's wishes should be carried out to the fullest. What needs to be done is just enlightenment on the subject and encouragement to sign up.

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  149. that last comment was Sasha Schotzko-Harris
    Bauer 1.
    Sorry!

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  150. I am not an organ donor right now, maybe as I get older I will choose to become one so I can save a life. If you’re dead I think you should by ok giving something away like an orgasm since you won't need it anymore.
    Stephanie A
    Mr. Sloan
    Per.4

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