Monday, February 18, 2008


An editorial in The Press of Atlantic City has this to say about LifeSharers: "Frankly, we like the approach promoted by a Nashville, Tenn., group called LifeSharers, which advocates changing transplant waiting lists to put people who have agreed to donate their own organs ahead of people who have not agreed to be donors. That's cold. But there's a certain elemental logic to it."

Giving organs first to registered organ donors is not cold. It creates an incentive for non-donors to become donors, and that saves lives.

What's really cold is burying or cremating organs that could save your neighbors' lives. Every year, Americans throw away 20,000 transplantable organs. And every year, over 8,000 Americans die because there aren't enough transplantable organs for everyone. That's about as cold as it gets.

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