All Your Organ Are Belong to Us


It probably won’t have a huge impact. There are a lot less car crashes, crashes don’t kill people like they used to.

So you don’t have a ready supply of otherwise healthy organs in bodies that are otherwise beyond repair.

We really need to have a discussion about a regulated market for trade in kidneys, but that is for another day. :smiley:


That really is the problem with much safer cars.
And car safety is going to get even better with autonomous driving.

All being said, I reckon within the next 15 years we’ll be growing our own replacement organs (and pretty much every other body part) from scratch.
Transplanting from another body, along with all the rejection issues it brings, will be viewed as practically medieval.


Ah, there’s always a good supply of motorcyclists to rely on, although they’re all a bit middle aged these days.


Yea the motorcyclists are the main source of these.

It reminds me, back in the day when I was coattailing a Consultant in Beaumont who had just broken the bad news to a lady that she wasn’t the compatible recipient of a kidney. He consoled her by pointing out the window and saying “it’s a wet night so you might still get lucky”


The RSA would seem to indicate otherwise…

As an aside, imho the driving license should have had an organ donation option integrated into its design.


A donor must be brain dead. The ideal donor is brain dead with no other injuries.
No good if the patient is dead on the spot or has suffered severe heart/lung injuries which means that these organs are not transplantable.
Motercyclists who don’t wear a helmet are overrepresented in the donor pool.
The other main source is severe intracranial haemorrage


There were a load of scramblers delivered by Santie this year so this will probably help the donor figures for the next few years.


When the lines blur between legal and illegal organ harvesting.

‘Like Frankenstein’: Woman’s head attached to man’s body found lying next to bucket of human parts in lab

FBI agents working to uncover how dismembered body parts were coming to be illegally trafficked reportedly found buckets full of heads, arms and legs, refrigerated heaps of male genitalia and different people’s body parts sewn together at a science lab in Arizona.

The Biological Resource Centre in Phoenix – a body donation and tissue bank facility – is being sued by eight families following the discovery.

… “Pools of human blood and bodily fluids were found on the floor of the freezer,” and there were no identification tags to mark the corpses, the lawsuit reportedly alleges.

One agent said he found a “cooler filled with male genitalia”, “a bucket of heads, arms and legs”, and says he saw “infected heads”.

They also described the sight of a small woman’s decapitated head which had been sewn onto a large male torso “like Frankenstein” and hung up on a wall. The creation is reportedly referred to as a “morbid joke” in the lawsuit.

The Biological Resource Centre in Phoneix, Arizona where body parts were dismembered with chainsaws (Google)

The going rate for a head was said to be $500 (£400). Arms were $750 and a whole body could fetch up to $5,000, according to ABC 15, who cited a federal search warrant.

“This is a horror story. It’s just unbelievable! This story is unbelievable,” Troy Harp, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the facility, told KMOV4 .