Organ consent questions still

FURTHER to the letter from Shaun McGuire (August 13), concerning presumed consent of organ donations, like the song says ‘there are more questions than answers’.

How do you opt out? This must be the best-kept secret in Wales. Will presumed consent apply to ethnic minorities in practice? Doubtful, and if not is this not a form of inverted discrimination? It’s always been my understanding that if it does not belong to you, don’t take it.

The loss of a loved one is bad enough but to turn up at the hospital and find they have been gutted like a fish, it’s enough to push people over the edge and they just might kick off big time and it’s understandable.

Further to Shaun McGuire’s letter, just why does the Ministry of Defence need to keep body parts of soldiers killed on active service? The cause of death is obvious – killed in action.

David Sleight, Greenfield, Newbridge

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3:12pm Mon 20 Aug 12

brian819@btinternet.com says...

It's about time this stupidity is knocked on the head once and for all. If people want to donate their organs , that's fine, if they do not, that's also fine, but having to opt-out is not. The welsh government are making a mistake in thrusting this matter down our throats when there is not even a fail-safe method to be put in place for opt-outs to ensure that their wishes are obeyed. Give it up, Welsh Government, there are many other projects that you can pursue that will not upset so many people.
It's about time this stupidity is knocked on the head once and for all. If people want to donate their organs , that's fine, if they do not, that's also fine, but having to opt-out is not. The welsh government are making a mistake in thrusting this matter down our throats when there is not even a fail-safe method to be put in place for opt-outs to ensure that their wishes are obeyed. Give it up, Welsh Government, there are many other projects that you can pursue that will not upset so many people. brian819@btinternet.com
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3:47pm Mon 20 Aug 12

melaniew says...

Gutted like a fish - oh please! This person obviously has no understanding of the process of organ donation. It is not a five minute procedure. Specialist Nurses talk to the family and help them come to whatever decision is right for the family and the person who is sadly dying or dead. No one is gutted like a fish or any other living creature.
Gutted like a fish - oh please! This person obviously has no understanding of the process of organ donation. It is not a five minute procedure. Specialist Nurses talk to the family and help them come to whatever decision is right for the family and the person who is sadly dying or dead. No one is gutted like a fish or any other living creature. melaniew
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5:44pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Mervyn James says...

Soooooo quick to demean opponents to presumed consent, why ? Thee IS no organ donation unless we agree to it, that's it, got it ? I'll continue to oppose PC ! (double jeopardy there).
Soooooo quick to demean opponents to presumed consent, why ? Thee IS no organ donation unless we agree to it, that's it, got it ? I'll continue to oppose PC ! (double jeopardy there). Mervyn James
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10:17pm Mon 20 Aug 12

papa says...

melaniew wrote:
Gutted like a fish - oh please! This person obviously has no understanding of the process of organ donation. It is not a five minute procedure. Specialist Nurses talk to the family and help them come to whatever decision is right for the family and the person who is sadly dying or dead. No one is gutted like a fish or any other living creature.
I certainly know that my sons body was used as a butchery exercise and nothing else!
[quote][p][bold]melaniew[/bold] wrote: Gutted like a fish - oh please! This person obviously has no understanding of the process of organ donation. It is not a five minute procedure. Specialist Nurses talk to the family and help them come to whatever decision is right for the family and the person who is sadly dying or dead. No one is gutted like a fish or any other living creature.[/p][/quote]I certainly know that my sons body was used as a butchery exercise and nothing else! papa
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8:38am Tue 21 Aug 12

Mervyn James says...

It is clear there is concern and opposition to presumed consent,and also clear the Assembly is choosing to ignore this.
It is clear there is concern and opposition to presumed consent,and also clear the Assembly is choosing to ignore this. Mervyn James
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3:27pm Tue 21 Aug 12

liverbird1975 says...

I'm very sorry to hear that you feel your son was "butchered". There is no doubt that some issues need to be ironed out before proceeding with presumed consent, but I think if you were personally facing the very real prospect of a premature death if you didnt receive a transplant then PC would seem a much better alternative.
I'm very sorry to hear that you feel your son was "butchered". There is no doubt that some issues need to be ironed out before proceeding with presumed consent, but I think if you were personally facing the very real prospect of a premature death if you didnt receive a transplant then PC would seem a much better alternative. liverbird1975
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