HAVE YOU OPTED OUT OF HOTA?
Yenny Young, wife of Mr. Tong Kok Wai, victim of Romania embassy accident:
We wished we could have more time [before my husband's life support was turned off] but we were given deadline [by the government HOTA team] until 25 Dec only.
As for the organ donation, since he is a PR and did not opt out for HOTA, he had to donate his organ. We were against the idea as we wanted him to pass away naturally, meaning the heart stop by itself.
But the HOTA staff did not allow us to do so, they kept on pressuring us to take off his life support. We begged repeatedly but they refuse to listen to our pleas. In the end, we got the HOTA co-ordinator in charge into trouble too as he took pity on us.
We think that since the way my husband passed away is too inhuman, we wanted to let him go in peace and in one piece.. but .. law is law, there is nothing much I can do to against the law..
The entire interview transcript is at temasek review.
HAVE YOU OPT OUT OF HOTA?
Please spare a thought for your dearest family members and loved ones!
Please do not put your family members in such a humiliating, desperate situation.
By all means, tell them to donate your kidneys - when they are ready. Don't make your family members beg for mercy from the government HOTA team, when they are still not ready to give up hope on you.
Human Battery: Déjà vu!
Labels: Organ Robbery