Organ Donation

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    I'm thinking of sticking myself on the donation list. That way when I finally pop my clogs I have the potential to being of some use to someone. I'm wondering, what's everyone view on being a donor? I know some people don't like the idea of giving their bits to someone else. They're worried about not being dead when they rip out their Cornea's, being "messy" when they put you in the coffin so your family won't be able to see you, etc. From my understanding neither can happen due to tests and the surgeons being very careful and respectful.

    So...?
     
  2. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    i'm an organ donor. why not be one?
     
  3. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    well... I think that giving your inner parts is ok... but I'd never give my eyes. I heard that you can give your eyes to somebody else... but it will not be me :/
     
  4. LizM

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    Personally I'm uncomfortable with it...but then, I don't want to receive anything either. If anyone is comfortable with the idea I'd say go for it!
     
  5. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I am listed as an organ donor. Doesn't bother me for someone else to use an organ if I no longer can. I have a friend whose daughter will eventually need a kidney transplant...it helps me to remember how amazing grateful the other family will be.
     
  6. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    That's exactly what made me tick yes to the donor question on my licence.
     
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    My viewpoint on it is that you could save a life if you are on the doner list.
    We really don't need our body once we're dead... ;) hahaha
     
  8. MDowdey

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    my mother had a liver kidney transplant 5 years ago. the young man that died as a result of a car crash saved 7 peoples lives that night with his organs...everything from heart to kidneys...THATS why i clicked yes to be an organ donor.
     
  9. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    I've always had the little pink sticker on my drivers license that says organ donor. If I'm dead, what do I need my organs for? I think it's a great way to leave something wonderful behind. :D
     
  10. MDowdey

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    i thought giving someone herpes was a good way to "leave something behind"???


    what?
     
  11. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    I didn't expect THAT. :roll: What I DID expect was for you to offer to "donate your organ" while you're still around. :lmao:
     
  12. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    my organ is spoken for...

    the herpes are up for crabs, i mean GRABS though...
     

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