In Wales, organ donation has just become organ confiscation

In my view Wales has just become a more barbaric place.

It is called “presumed consent” but there is something I find quite distasteful, in a State claiming to have the right to dispose of its citizens’ bodies as it sees fit when they die. If an individual’s property is subject to that individual’s wishes (his will) after his death, I see no logic which can negate that principle when it comes to that individual’s own body. But in Wales now, your inanimate property passes to your heirs in accordance with your legal wishes, but your body parts are confiscated by the State.

WalesOnline: A revolutionary new law which aims to increase organ donation rates and prevent patients dying needlessly on the transplant waiting list has been officially introduced.

Wales has today become the first nation in the UK to introduce a system where consent for organ donation is assumed unless people have opted out.

The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill will apply to people aged 18 and over who have lived in Wales for more than 12 months and die in the country.

In China the State owns the organs of executed criminals. In Wales, the State now owns the organs of all its citizens who have not opted out and can confiscate them when it chooses.

It is not a question of how many may benefit but of the fundamental concept of ownership of your body and your property and how that passes to your heirs. It is the use of the mortal remains of an individual with just about as much respect as for a pig’s heart. An involuntary donor is an oxymoron. Organ donation in Wales has just become organ confiscation – by the State.


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5 Responses to “In Wales, organ donation has just become organ confiscation”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    In Belgium… Check it. And that’s a state, unlike Wales. I know Belgium nowadays is called a failed state. Bollocks 🙂 Everybody south and east of the European border wants to settle in Belgium and that is because our social system is unbelievably social. But yes, my body is state property, unless I fill out the form.

    • ktwop Says:

      It would be logical for a good Marxist if all property – including an individual’s body – belonged to the state and was used for the “common good” after death. But perhaps Belgium is not the example to be citing – Marc Dutroux and the reported abuse of euthanasia rules and Molenbeek come to mind.

      • Marjorie Says:

        Phew! Now you’re being a bit harsh, ktwop 😉
        Dutroux you will find all over the world, to my sorrow, only not so globally documented. And Molenbeek, that is a socialist grown cesspit, I’ll spare you the details. When you know dutch or french you can find them in the media. As to the abuse of euthanasia rules, if there is, it is despicable. But marxist? This body parts thing was, I suppose, voted majority against minority. As a common citizen the only thing you can do is fill out the form. Or go into politics.
        I like your common sense posts.
        Please do not spoil them with Belgium demonizing Dutroux remarks.

      • ktwop Says:

        Sorry, I had no intention to demonise Belgium and I have always loved visiting Brussels.
        Any society cam make its own rules. But I do expect some rational thinking. I find it quite illogical that an individual’s property is considered “his” to pass on, but not his own body parts. Why one rule for your inanimate money and your immoveable house but another for something as personal and individual as your own body?
        It would be logical then, for all property to pass to the State unless there is a will (and that would be close to the Marxist idea that all property is owned by the State and only on loan to an individual).
        I just see “presumed consent” as being yet another encroachment by the State (society) over the individual.

  2. huntwolverine Says:

    “All health is a compromise” and in this case the compromise is between possibly more organs and a possible or at least perceived loss of personal choice and freedom. It is a shame that this compromise is not stressed in choices around health.

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