Once again HOTA is in the media, a month after the incident where the relatives of a brain-dead man were involved in a tussle with the hospital staff over when organs could be transplanted. This time, in parliment.
Where do I stand on this issue?
With 541 patients on the waiting list for kidneys, 10 for livers, 2 lungs and 1 heart, it's the greatest gift one can give to another fellow human. A chance for another shot in life.
A seemingly healthy young person,, a filial child, a devoted young father suddenly collapsed, pronounced brain dead. Would a 24 hour delay be enough for the grieved family to let go? It's not easy to accept the sudden departure without hoping against hope or seeking divine intervention for a miracle. A twitch.
To save 5 lives or to wait for a miracle?