Toronto Mike

Why Don't More People Donate Organs and Tissue Upon Death?


Four years ago I used this forum to publicly consent to donate my organs and tissue upon my death.

I just read an article that says Canada lags behind when it comes to organ donation.

Canada’s rate of organ and tissue donation has flatlined for the past decade. The national rate (from deceased people) is 14 donors per million, which is less than half that of the best performing countries such as Spain and the U.S., which has a rate of 32 per million.

I don't get it.  Why wouldn't someone want to donate their organs and tissue upon their death?  When you die, your organs aren't going to do you any good, but they could give someone else life.  Doesn't that make an awful lot of sense?

If you haven't consented to donate your organs, I'm curious why.  Please share in the comments.

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