Well. It doesn’t but, it could. Unless you opt out. Apparently.
chuffin’ hate love me a good chain letter. And there’s one currently circulating which states that your organs and tissue are property of the UK after you die unless you fill a form in to opt out. I checked the form out for someone and took it upon myself to tell them it was probably a hoax. It was asking for far too many personal details to be real and the url looked a bit dodge too.
Having spoken to a few people who work in the NHS though, I was told that the Government is currently debating whether to make this an actual scheme. Parliament hasn’t reached a decision for England but some say this is already happening in Wales.
Donating organs is a noble thing to do and something I have even researched out of genuine interest in becoming an organ donor post death. When I carried out said research the conclusion by an overwhelming majority was that there isn’t sufficient evidence to say whether donating your organs after you die was halal or haram.
A friend of mine was indignant that I was opposed to this form because they would be happy to donate etc. My problem isn’t the donating part at all. Why would I oppose that? What good are organs to me in the grave? I’d basically be worm food. My problem was that such a scheme could exist in the first place. Seems like an awful infringment of human rights to me.
Don’t quote me on anything I have said. I have nothing to back it up with. I could research this myself but I have to hoover and you know… forget that I live in a country where my wages aren’t all mine, the house I own isn’t technically mine and now my organs are apparently running the risk of not being my own either.
I can’t even.