The cry "Bring Out Your Dead" echoed through the streets of Europe during the black plague. Slow moving carts would trundle through the streets to allow towns people to discard the bodies of those who had succumbed to the wiles of Yersinia Pestis.
Now, they're coming to your house to take your body parts. Even if you aren't dead...yet.
New York Organ Wagon <---click to read disturbing story
"A special team will monitor 9-1-1 calls about people in danger of dying and they will travel directly to a person's home without being summoned."
"The team — composed of two EMTs, an organ donor family services specialist and a Bellevue emergency physician — will interact with grieving and shocked family members in the limited time available before it is too late to use a person's organs."
I understand that many people are waiting for transplants, but is it morally and ethically right to hover around a dying person badgering their distraught families to, essentially, "give up the goods"?
How long until the medical lobby manages to make such donations "mandatory" given the huge profits transplants bring hospitals and transplant surgeons?
Is it just me, or is something very wrong here?