Apathy cannot hold sway
3:10pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in Letters
YOUR header to Shaun McGuire’s letter “Real issues are not addressed” is in this day and age relevant.
The author objects to presumed consent for organ donation. However, not addressed by whom? Has Mr McGuire not recognised that the greater majority of today’s society cannot be bothered to do anything, get involved with anything and leave to a very few the burden of listening to their complaints in so many matters? I would suggest that if potential donors felt so strongly that they did not wish to donate their organs, they would make their feelings known and that wish must be recognised. Having not bothered to opt out, a person cannot be deemed to feel that strongly against donating their organs. Therefore, what is wrong with presuming consent in this situation to, at the very least, improve a quality of life if not even save one? Does apathy rule? Does anyone care?
Nigel Pearce, Pentland Close, Risca