Submitted: There is a shortage of available organs for transplant use.
Submitted: People die needlessly because of this fact.
Submitted: Christians ought to be concerned with such; we ought to do what we can to alleviate suffering.
Submitted: Therefore, all Christians ought to be organ donors (generally speaking).
Submitted: People who are willing to themselves be organ donors ought to be first in line to receive organs should they need them. Isn’t this just reasonable? Person A needs a liver, and Person B needs a liver, but Person A has designated himself an organ donor, while Person B isn’t willing to share his organs with others. Which person ought to have “dibs”? Easy call.
Therefore, be it resolved: We ought to join an organization that enables just this thing to happen. LifeSharers is just such an organization. It takes less than 10 minutes to join. Your organs–should, perish the thought, you die in a sudden accident–will be given first to people who are themselves willing to donate organs (it should be added that you in no way sign away your right to give an organ to a family member; this is covered in the membership packet). Joining LifeSharers costs nothing. Every person ought to do it. Why wouldn’t you? So…here’s the link:
If you do, would you just leave a comment saying, “I joined, Byron”? I’d appreciate it.