My sister died suddenly in her sleep. Her husband and son tried to resucitate her, but to no avail, she was already gone. The ambulance had come and taken her away and the family was phoned. I was there by early afternoon as i lived a bit of a distance from my sisters house. I consoled her children as her husband was in the process of making funeral arrangements. The phone rang and my sisters eldest daughter answered it. It was the morgue wanting to know whether the family wanted to donate organs. My niece just screamed down the phone at them and accused them of being insensitive. I was shocked as well that they would be so cold. Afterwards, i thought about it and i realised that they would have to ask the familys permission before taking organs, even if my sister was an organ donor. I think this is the last thing that close family want to hear the day that their loved one dies. We were all still in shock and starting the grieving process (where anger is one of the top emotions). I have nothing against organ donation, i think it is a wonderful way to help save other peoples lives and i know that the organs need to be taken as soon as possible after death. But there has got to be a better way of going about this.
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