Helmets VS organ donation Im sure there have been numerous threads written about the freedom of choice to wear a helmet or to ride without. May I offer a unique view? I live in a state where wearing a motorcycle helmet for anyone over eighteen is optional. Everyday I go to work in a major trauma unit of a University hospital and I see the aftermath of that freedom of choice. Many of the trauma survivors I care for everyday have decided to not wear a helmet because they feel they risked hurting no one but themselves. How wrong they are! Surviving major head trauma, I discover many have no healthcare insurance because they are immortal and no one 24 is going to get sick. Who pays their astronomical hospital bill? The tax payers do. Who pays for their rehab? You and I do. Their families pay the untold price of heartache and worry waiting at the bedside to see if they will live or die. The only good that comes from not choosing to wear a helmet is the ready supply of organ donors we harvest. I would like to thank all you rice rocket pilots who tie on your doo-rags, slip on your wrap around sunglasses and speed on down the road. You will give someone else a second chance at life, something you apparently dont value near enough.