Isn’t it unethical that people who need organ transplants can skip ahead of the line if they have family who donate organs to them?

If a family member donates an organ it should go to a person waiting for it longer. just because someone has a family member doesn’t mean they should cut in line

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They're not skipping ahead in line, they're stepping out of the line and making other arrangements. In most cases organ donated by friends and family wouldn't be donated otherwise. So this isn't taking available organs off the market...it's just making your chances better when people drop off the donor list because their loved ones have agreed to help them.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not unethical at all.

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, that's your view, but not the typical view of the person donating an organ to save a loved one's life.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Donated organs go to the person with the best match.

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  • 2 months ago

    No.

    Normally family members are willing to donate organs specificaly to their family members.   However, if they are not a match, then bumping their family member up on the list is an incentive for them to donate, when they probably would not have otherwise donated.

    The list isnt based on who has been on it the longest.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    that family member is donating their organ specifically for them, they are not someone who has signed up to put their organs on the donner list

    so they are not skipping in line, this is not part of the line at all, it's not as if these peoples organs would be available otherwise 

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