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RE: 'LifeSharers another way to donate organs'


Last updated 4/26/2007 at Noon

There is only one choice to make when it comes to organ donation – donate or don’t donate. I am a little tired of people saying that only those who do a specific “good deed” are worthy of receiving that good deed. There are lots of important reasons to donate organs; however, in spite of all that, there will be many people who decide not to do it… many people of good character.

There are some religions that forbid the desecration of a body after death. Is LifeSharers saying that the people in those religions are not worthy of organ donations? I am not an organ donor. However, I donate blood four times a year. The attitude behind an organization such as LifeSharers would only want my blood given to other blood donors.

Some groups want to think that their cause is the most worthy, but the truth is there are many good causes and many ways to be selfless, and I don’t think I really want to start a hierarchy of “who” is more deserving of “what.” And I have very little respect for people who try to make me feel badly because I’m not donating in the right way (i.e., their way). For me, an act of charity has more meaning when I allow a gift to go where the need is greatest and not expect anything in return.

Kay Pugh


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