Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A good idea from Canada

Here is an excerpt from Peter Duffy's column today in the Chronicle Herald in Halifax:

"A reader named Jeff Whitman has a suggestion to increase organ donations.

He has a very simple idea. Essentially, Jeff feels those who think of others by signing a donor card should get priority if, heaven forbid, they ever need a transplant while they’re alive.

Why, he wondered, should those who refuse to be donors be allowed to be recipients?

That’s not fair, he argued. 'Those of us who sign cards should be first in line if we need a transplant.'

I told Jeff I thought it was an outrageous, unthinkable, mad idea and that it just might work."

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