Organ Donation Opt-in or Opt-Out That Is the Question

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Organ Donation Opt-in or opt-out that is the question This assignment will help us explore and understand the concepts of both the opt-in system of organ and tissue donation and the opt-out system, which I will compare and contrast through looking at both systems used in different countries throughout Europe. And also I will look at how they relate to beneficence and non-maleficence. The opt-in system is based on the view that every person has a choice whether or not to go on the organ donation register, and in this system of donation in most cases the family or another person close of the person who is dying will have the last say whether or not any organs or tissues can be taken. There is then the opt-out system or …show more content…

As I am not a religious person, I have never even thought or took into account any other persons beliefs systems regarding the giving or receiving of another person’s organs into or out of their bodies, I now feel I must broaden my knowledge on this, there are numerous religions I have looked at in my research most of which do give consent for donation but have their own rules on how the procedure and for what reasons they can take place, here are a few. the Amish religion believe that they will only give consent for the donation of organs if the outcome was not in any way questionable, i.e. meaning the outcome should be a success however a renowned authority on Amish law John Hostetler contradicts this by saying “since God created the human body , it should be God who heals it”. Burnard & Chapman
There is then the Jehovah’s Witnesses who do not as a whole give consent for donation but would rather leave it down to the individuals own conscience, they do say though that if one of their followers do donate or receive an organ all the blood must be first drained out of it, as being a Jehovah’s witness blood


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