Every few years the subject of organ donations crops up and we have a bit of a debate about it and then it goes back to how it was at the start of the debate with a person having to not only own a donor card but be carrying it about their person when they die.
As much as i dislike the idea of anyone removing bits of me during my trip from the mortuary to the grave, it seems very selfish to deny someone else the chance to live after we have died.
How much simpler it would be for the surgeons to assume consent and take what is needed rather than them having to break the sad news to a relative and ask them if they may remove their parts all in the space of the same breath.
From listening to the debates on the television, a feeling i do share, is not the actual act of removing the organs, but making sure you are dead in the first place.
Fair enough if you are involved in an accident and you arrive at the hospital in two separate ambulances, but otherwise the fear is you will either be 'hurried along' to throw off the mortal coil by waiting hospital staff hanging around like vultures or you would still not quite be ready to meet your maker when they get busy with the scalpel.
Rather than concentrate on the sympathy angle, they should absolutely guarantee that they would make sure a patient was completely stone cold dead 100% before wielding the knife because that's the reason people are concerned, not the act of organ donation itself and the debate will go around in circles forever until then.