Saturday, September 20, 2008

An Eye for a Ticket

Last Wednesday, Makati police stepped up its efforts to apprehend traffic violators, only to waive the tickets of the violators.

What's the catch?

Violators had to sign a form donating their eyes to the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines upon their death.

At first glance, it's kind of morbid. But once you think about it, the Makati police had a wonderful idea.

In other countries, donating body parts after death is perfectly normal. Moreover, many of us donate blood regularly to the Red Cross. Why can't we pledge our body parts once we go into the great beyond? We're not gonna need them after we die, after all. Our body is either just going to be incinerated or eaten up by worms. So we might as well donate our parts to help those who are going to need it.

For more information on how to donate your eyes, just go to the Eye Bank Foundation website at

Photo: Caitlinator, Flickr, Creative Commons

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