Due to the selfish and conceded nature of many individuals, many whom require transplants remain largely neglected and without ample support for their debilitating conditions. Thus, I contend there exist a moral obligation, whereby we
require of ourselves and our government to enforce the proposed resolution, An opt-out system, whereby by default, all individuals are to be harvested for their organs in death unless otherwise requested. Based on statistical evidence,
it is clear that those who choose to be harvested have helped those in need. Around 100 people die each year in Australia while waiting for an organ transplant and over the past ten years the organ donor rate has remained static –
approximately 10 donors per million population. Almost 100,000 current individuals need life-saving organ transplants in which would otherwise be filled if this obligation were fulfilled.
Those who are deceased do not have legal rights, which should include the wild claim that they own their organs.
In conclusion, I submit that we have a moral obligation to be harvested of our organs in death and that the government should adopt an opt-out system previously mentioned.
I challenge anyone to submit a compelling argument that counters this.