We seem to have the concept back to front.
In Oz, we have to ‘opt in’ for organ donation, rather than ‘opt out’.
In an apathetic nation, this means that so many, many people, who would willingly wish to help others, don’t, because they have never got around to opting in, as a donor.
If we could all be ‘scavenged’ for useful parts, after death, (unless we formally advise otherwise), many people, who now die, would be given the gift of continued life.
Only about 2% of people die in a way that facilitates organ donation, and we have around 400 people nationally, living in the hope of finding a donor. We need many more donors.
Surely we could so easily help them all to a better life with some new national legislation?