Nazirah wrote a great post about it here. I recently read Unwind by Neal Shusterman. You need to read it. It is a warped and really freaky story. The fictional concept of unwinding is the process of donating an entire live child for organ harvesting, because by the law’s weird rationale, the child is not killed as it “lives on”.
And here’s how it starts:
“If more people had been organ donors, unwinding never would have happened.”
South Africa had an organ scandal a few years ago. And when I went to China last year, people warned me about the black market there.
Disclaimer: I’m not an organ donor. Yet. I want to be. I think voluntary organ donation is a truly wonderful thing. If my dad could see by receiving donor corneas (he can’t, it’s a retinal problem) I would want him to do it. If my mom’s pain could be cured by a donor organ, I would tell her to go for it. But for me it’s a biggish decision that doesn’t just involve me. One I believe I’ll make, soon.
This picture on pinterest inspired me to write this post. It’s a little morbid, but it’s educational and wonderful.