February 13th, 2009

Shocked

"I'm not dead yet!"

Jokingly, I've mentioned my desire to be a completely useless organ donor—when I'm gone and the doctors take a look under the hood, I want them to find that everything has been completely used up. Because really, who wants to be in perfect health except for being dead? Seems like a waste.

Joking aside, however, this article has awakened other reservations about organ donation. "Multifaceted" is an understatement on the bioethics of life and death, in terms of both complexity and emotional weight. That said, I'm already in disagreement with current law on abortion, which in large part is allowable based on a too-narrow definition of life. Could being an organ donor put me next in line for death by redefinition? Something worth watching…