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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: CryoNet #16305 (Bill 907)
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 12:26:27 +0100

> containers.  I would encourage a law that would make a body property of
> state upon death to be used in the most beneficial way to help the living.
> With the exception, of course, of a body that has arranged to be
> suspended upon death.

You'd never get that last bit enacted.

The best thing to go for is "opt-out" for both autopsy and organ harvesting.
I really don't see any difference between the two. It is absurd if someone
at risk of being dissected that they cannot leave instructions that will be
honoured objecting to the practise exactly the same as leaving instructions
objecting to being used for organ harvesting.

http://www.autopsychoice.com for more details of the proposals.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, music, Inventors'
report, an autobio and various other projects:
http://www.autopsychoice.com - http://www.cryonics-europe.org -

> > State Senate Bill 907, "Organ Donations Presumed," would allow doctors
> > remove a person's organs for transplantation four hours after he or she
> > pronounced dead, if there were no known wishes to the contrary and if a
> > family member or guardian did not arrive, even if that person had not
> > previously signed an organ donor card.
> From: "BlackShark" <>
> I welcome this law and would like to see it enacted in every state and
> country. People are on waiting lists for years sometimes for organ
> transplants while perfectly good organs are being buried with their dead

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