I’ve just watched Steve Jobs at the Apple event today. I was glad he paid tribute to the man whose liver he received, and that he called on others to register as organ donors.
But it is less impressive to see people come to this issue only after they themselves need an organ. I don’t recall Mr Jobs using his celebrity to promote this issue before.
I think it would be a good idea to introduce the presumption that people who register as organ donors will jump the queue if they themselves subsequently need an organ. Perhaps that would focus some minds.
For the record, if I should die, please use anything that still works; and sent the rest to med school for dissection training or whatever they do. I won’t care then, and as a person living today I like to think that I might be useful.