Monday, January 14, 2008

Donating Organs

Here is a link to the Libertarian Alliance press release on the government's intention to allow us to have organs whipped out, hopefully after death, unless we specifically refuse to donate them when still living.

I am happy to donate after death and am registered as a prospective donor, I am very concerned, however, at this move by the government. After recent experiences with relatives using the NHS I have even been wondering whether I should think twice about donating at all.

Below is a note that my wife has fired off to a news outlet about this issue:

Anyone who supports removing organs from the dead unless they opt out should recall Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, where the organs of dead children were removed and stored without permission (in some cases despite the express refusal of the parents). Thymus glands, taken from children during heart surgery, were also given to a drug company for research in return for financial donations. Your loved ones could suffer the same fate if this scheme is implemented.

If anybody still had lingering suspicions that there may be some kind of morality in New Labour, this surely proves that there is absoolutely none.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Gregg, something that irks me about UKIP is that they direct all their fire at the EU, and sort of overlook the even greater evil that is Nulab, who, to be fair, are causing twice as much damage as the EU. So I'm glad you concentrate on laying into Nulab, is what I'm trying to say.

Gregg Beaman said...

Ta Mark. My view, and I think many in UKIP are coming/have come round to this view, is that probably 50% plus in the UK would now like to wake up to find us out of the EU once more. Having said that they do not put that at No 1 when they go to vote. They will vote for a party with a range of good, alternative policies and I think that a libertarian agenda is what people are looking for, although they can't articulate that at the moment, they are searching but not sure for what.

Hope that makes sense.