(Original post by slacker07906)
People interpret the bible differently. There are many arguments for and against everything, and organ donation is one of them touchy subjects. I just dont believe in organ donation. But if people are going to donate an organ to me, then it would be selfish for me to refuse it when millions of people are waiting for one
I don't believe in forcing people to give organ, however, that doesn't make sense. If you were in need of an organ, by saying that you didn't want one in advance, this would leave an extra organ available for others on the transplant list (assuming you mean from a dead or brain dead donor, rather than a living donor), which would be selfless, rather than selfish.
Also, Spain does have an opt-out system, but as someone else has already said, their rates of organ donation having changed much since they moved to an opt-out system. What Spain doesn't have, is laws that make it compulsory to wear a seat belt if you're in the back seat of a car, and road accidents generate a huge amount of brain dead donors, or beating heart donors. Beating heart donors are the sort that you can take the most organs from, as their organs remain viable (esp. heart and lungs, which degrade very quickly once the heart stops beating) for much longer if the donor is supported on a ventilator.
I support the opt-in system, because opt-out presumes consent, and not everyone is able to consent to organ donation. Whilst the family don't have a legal right to veto someones decision to donate their organs, it is very uncommon for organs to be harvested if the family raises strong objections. In an opt in system, if a person has opted-in then their intent was clear. If they had not opted-out, then the family may be unsure whether the person wanted their organs donated or just never got round to opting out (as people don't frequently discuss what they want to happen after they die with their family), and so may request that the organs are not donated just to be on the safe side.
I do think though, it should be made harder not to consciously choose whether or not you want to opt in.