The waiting list for those needing an organ donation grows at an alarming rate. The benefits of individuals registering their willingness to be a donor after their death by far outweighs the costs. Whether one should choose to donate is not the question; rather, should opting in be mandated by the government?
More than 116,000 Americans are currently on the organ waiting list. A new name is added every 13 minutes, and every day 18 people die while waiting.
If the government mandated an opt-out system instead of an opt-in system, where you are automatically registered for organ donation unless you say otherwise, the result would be phenomenal.