Organ donation

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 12:02:29 -0700 (PDT)

> > 1) Why is it that only about 20% of the population caries a document that
> > allow doctors to use their organs in case of sudden death, while over 90%
> > of the population wishes to receive donororgans if it can save (=extend)
> > their life.
> My reasons for not volunteering?
> Why would I want to decrease my chances of post-cryonic reanimation by
> giving away my vitals?

As a recent Alcor editorial made clear, cryonicists cannot be organ
donors--even neuro-only patients. The process of organ harvest is
detrimental to the preservation of the brain.

Even if that problem were solved (as is not unlikely), I would
refuse organ donation under the present government because it is
not currently legal for my heirs to receive the fair market value
of my cellular property. Better it should go to waste than be
subjected to altruism at gunpoint.

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