Re: Cryonics and organ donation

From: Sasha Chislenko (
Date: Sat Apr 08 2000 - 15:24:15 MDT

At 10:00 PM 00/04/07, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
>Sasha Chislenko wrote:
> >
> > Speaking of organ donation - did you see my MODS
> > (Mutual Organ Donation Society) proposal?
> >
> > Any reason to think that it would not solve the organ donation problem?
> >
> > - See
>Good ideas. Make it a mutual benefit society, get a non-profit charity
>incorporation, and you only need to donate 5% of the association's
>organs to non-members to retain the non-profit tax deductible status.
>Then the word gets out that you are 20 times more likely to get an organ
>if you join the club...moreover, allow the person donating to deduct the
>value of the organ from their income or probate taxes as a typical
>charitable donation, and you have instant probate protection of a good
>$250,000 to $1 million in assets when your estate is settled.

Don't know how to calculate the value of an organ...

This may be easier to arrange if there is a profit motive here as
well - there may be some public/private partnerships opportunity here,
but I am not an expert.
Frankly, I think that a person who figures out how to solve the
organ donation problem, should be able to benefit from it.

How about making it a private company with viral marketing?
Can you sign people up on the Web?

Does anybody want to work with me on this, or know anybody who would?

Can one leave conditional organ donation clauses:
"my liver goes to a confirmed white Russian-speaking female atheist
who joins MODS within 3 months from myself"?

Sasha Chislenko <>

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