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    Roger Clifton

    Okay then, change the law. And while you’re at it, make it a requirement that the organ harvester should dispose of the rest of the carcass.

    That would simplify a lot of preparation for end-of-life. We don’t have to set aside money for our funeral, for a start. And since most of us travel a lot, the body would have to be transported hundreds, perhaps thousands of kilometres to where it’s going to be destroyed anyway.

    Heck, all that money could be redirected to a grand party to celebrate the life of the dear departed. I would prefer that my friends raise a beer to my memory than a damp hanky.

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    Dr Bramstedt

    When I moved to AU from USA I was shocked to learn my family could overturn my registered consent. Most people I talk to share this same shock and feel such overrides are a violation of their autonomy. Further, it is a slippery slope to allowing families to force upon us other personal beliefs (that satisfy their own needs) such as feeding tubes, CPR, etc. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23402483

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    Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay

    Good article, I’ve never understood why we go through the whole process of registering for organ donations when it makes no difference at the end.

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