According to the story:
Professionals in the medical community are discussing a controversial proposal that would change the way people are placed on the national organ donor waiting list.
An organ donor network called LifeSharers wants the list to give preference to patients who signed up to be organ donors before they became sick.
The United Network for Organ Sharing, the non-profit organization that maintains the national waiting list, does not agree with the proposal. They believe it punishes transplant candidates who haven't made the personal decision to donate themselves.Who is punishing who here? If I "haven't made the personal decision to donate", I have made the personal decision to bury or cremate organs that could save several lives. I have made the personal decision to punish my neighbors.
On the other hand, giving a preference to patients who signed up to be organ donors before they became sick will increase the number of organ donors. This helps everyone, even non-donors.
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