All you need to know is at
Another site you may choose to look at is
As well as info about how to pressure for having some choice at the end of your life there is also info about so-called Living Wills or Advance Directives.
Cheers, and may your end be happy.
I was involved in a discussion on another forum about donating blood, it was started by an ex JW who wanted everybody on the forum to pledge to give blood, his intention was to piss off the JWs.
Mary and myself gave blood twice a year from we were 18 (got the gold lapel badges) but for some unknown reason there is no blood transfusion service here, so we haven't been able to donate for the past 7 years. :-(
However. I used to think I was completely pro choice when it came to assisted dying. My Mum was a nurse (working with the elderly) for well over 20 years and she always maintained there was a difference between prolonging someone's life & prolonging their death.
I watched my Grandpa die of lung cancer & it was awful. If I had been able to help him die, I would have.
However, my Mum died last year after a long & traumatic battle with ovarian cancer. We finally found out how ill she was just 3 weeks before her death & on the instructions of the Oncology Counsellor at the Hospital, I had a heart to heart with my Mum and acknowledged what was happening & that I knew how ill she was.
One of the most haunting moments of that time was when we discussed her not having anymore treatment, she said "as long as you don't think I'm giving up".
I said "No, I think you've had enough".
The thing is, in all honesty if there had been a switch I could have flicked to end her life in those 3 weeks, I don't know if I would have done it.
Those 3 weeks with her are the most precious moments of my life.
From a totally honest (and selfish!) point of view, I would not have given up those last few weeks. She remained lucid a lot of the time & we talked about a number of things & 'cleared the air' on a lot of things.
So while I agree with assisted dying in principle and do not have any moral objections, from a completely 'human' point of view I don't feel comfortable with it.
None of your body parts are of any use to you when you dead. It is wrong to have them buried or burned.