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    I agree wholeheartedly with the moral highground of that statement, but I think the core of what andre's saying is that the parent's actually had the initiative, in their incredible black hole of trauma, to say that the parts should go to those who need them. Whereas in the case of adult donors, its the person themself who decided prior to their death to be listed on the donor registry -- its already been decided and the ground-work is done. The relatives get told that this was the wish of the dead person, and they just have to say "Oh. Yes, I guess thats for the best." Children, of course, are not registered beforehand. Even if it was a suggestion of the attending surgeon breaking the news, it was remarkably strong of the parents to agree and not just get instantly hurt and outraged as would be the instinct/impulse of most people, I reckon...


    I completely agree.