Only registered organ donors should be able to receive an organ transplant, or at the very least, get priority on the transplant waiting list.
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There is an organ shortage in many countries around the world (at least, those where you aren't put on the organ donor list by default and must actively opt-out). I'm a Canadian and in Canada last year, there were only 500 organ donors. A country of 35 million. We have a severe shortage of organ donors, yet so many people that need an organ to live.
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Only registered organ donors should be able to receive an organ transplant, or at the very least, get priority on the transplant waiting list.

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There is an organ shortage in many countries around the world (at least, those where you aren't put on the organ donor list by default and must actively opt-out).

I'm a Canadian and in Canada last year, there were only 500 organ donors. A country of 35 million. We have a severe shortage of organ donors, yet so many people that need an organ to live.

A lot of people--in fact, I feel the majority of people--take transplantation for granted.

They don't give thought to the fact that, if they get injured or sick and need a transplant, that organ actually needs to come from *somewhere*, *someone*,

who has given consent to donate their organ upon death.

It's really only those who are unfortunate enough to require an organ, and are sitting on the waiting list, without the privilege of having a living matching donor in their life,

that really understand how scarce and valuable a resource organ donation is.

Despite receiving the form at each stage of acquiring your driver's license, many people just toss the form into the trash without much thought.

I think there needs to be more awareness, and information, and bluntness, around the issue. We *are* going to die. And we will have no use for our organs.

At the very least, pass over your solid organs to one of the many, many people who can get new life from it. Keep your tissues. You can save up to 5 lives.

And so, I think that, as a solution to this issue, only registered organ donors should be allowed to receive an organ transplant, should they fall ill.

Or, at the very least, registered organ donors should be given priority above non-registered individuals.

Make it common knowledge, make it known, and there will be more people actively considering and signing up to become donors.

Change my view.

**EDIT**: I didn't realize I needed to include a common-sense clause.

Those who are ill or who would otherwise not be eligible for organ donation, as well as those under the age of consent, would not be included in this.

This is Change My View, not "try and find superficial loopholes in my argument". Argue the logic, argue the reasoning, argue the broad statement.

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