Let's say you want to be an organ donor. You fill out the card they give you with your drivers license. That's it. When you die the doctors will make a decision about what can be used and harvest it for the benefit of others. Basically its one last charitable donation on your part as you head off to the afterlife.
There is a great need for it. The numbers of people waiting for a replacement organ are much greater than the available organs. One person dies, and another lives. The first death is unavoidable, irreversible and regrettable but the gift of life is remarkable.
So what about death row inmates?
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He is going to die. His last request is to donate his usable organs. Should they let him?
Wait there is more. Strictly speaking this isn't legal. Most states require that the prisoner die by lethal injection, these injections tend to toxify the organs killing the subject. The suitability of the organs for transplant is compromised. Generally this must happen in the confines of the department of corrections, not a proper hospital facility. Strictly speaking, this isn't exactly ethical for a doctor to do either. What is required to make this happen is a different method of execution AND a doctor harvesting tissues and organs form a healthy living individual only to let that person die.
So what do you think?
Are you lethally practical, or do other considerations out weigh the potential benefits?