10/05/2004: Um, wait a minute... I'm using those....
From the AP we learn this story, which renews my faith in modern medicine: Colorado coroner rules man's death a homicide after doctors remove organs for transplants
A western Colorado coroner said Monday that two hospitals allowed vital organs to be removed from a man before they had proven he was brain dead, and he declared the death a homicide.It's things like this that give a certain credence to George Carlin's stated reason for not signing the organ donor release on his driver's license:
The cause of William Rardin's death was "removal of his internal organs by an organ recovery team," Montrose County Coroner Mark Young said. He said he did not believe the case should be a criminal matter, but that it "should lead to a clarification of what the accepted standard is."
If I'm in an accident, and they find that card is signed, do you think they're going to do everything to keep me alive? Fuck no, man! They're looking for parts! "Hey Dan, here's this kidney we've been looking for."
Len on 10.05.04 @ 06:19 PM CST