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Organ Donation

  1. Feb 23, 2005 #1
    I've setup this thread to discuss organ donation. Tell us of your views on organ donation. Would you donate organs(all of them??)? why? why not? I would really find it helpfull if someone could provide insight into why some people refuse to donate organs. If you are willing to donate your organs, how have you ensured that it will be done after your death? Do you think the spanish system of assuming you are an organ donor unless you fill out a form to opt out off the donation register is ethical??
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    If someone would need it for own use,i would donate my brain.But i'm sure it will be as useless to them as it is to me...

    Daniel.

    P.S.And yes,i didn't read you post (and i won't :tongue:),just the title,and i agree:if i had one,i would donate an organ,because me and music are two disjoint nonempty sets...So an organ would be just like my brain:useless to me...
     
  4. Feb 23, 2005 #3
    you're on quite the roll tonight aren't you, Amadeus
     
  5. Feb 23, 2005 #4

    arildno

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    There are several organs of mine I would strenuously object to being donated to anyone, however, with other organs, I have no problems with the idea.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2005 #5
    lol, let me guess it would be okay to donate your liver but you might need your eyes after you are dead? The only organ I would object to having donated would be my appendix.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2005 #6

    arildno

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    I don't know what the doctors did with my gangrenous appendix after they cut it off; perhaps they sent it to Africa or something? :confused:
     
  8. Feb 23, 2005 #7

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    i am an organ donor, and am willing to donate anything that could help another...what would i do with it once i am dead anyway?
     
  9. Feb 23, 2005 #8

    arildno

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    On a more serious note:
    I certainly share your attitude, Kerrie.
    I think the Spanish way of donorhood by default is no less ethical than non-donorhood by default.
    As long as the individual has the right to choose otherwise than the default option, respect of his rights is ensured.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2005 #9

    Evo

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    I am a registered organ donor. Here in the US you can select "organ donor" on your drivers license, which I have.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2005 #10

    arildno

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    That's a great way of organizing this!
    I haven't gotten around to register myself as a donor yet (not that I don't understand why I haven't..)
     
  12. Feb 23, 2005 #11

    dextercioby

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    What's got organ donation have to do with driving licence...?

    Daniel.

    P.S.I'm kidding.What if you crash your car into a gas tank and the tank blows up...?What organs would you donate then...?
     
  13. Feb 23, 2005 #12

    arildno

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    The tank rarely blows up in a car crash. That happens regularly only in movies.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2005 #13

    dextercioby

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    You guys are terribly pessimistic.And weird,too...:bugeye:Thinking about someone might find one's death as a reason to be happy makes me ...(:yuck:)

    Daniel.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2005 #14
    Yeah I am an organ donor too. I see no problem with taking anything once I am dead, or with taking anything while I am alive, as long as I can still live normally.
     
  16. Feb 23, 2005 #15

    arildno

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    Without your consent? :wink:
     
  17. Feb 23, 2005 #16
    Well obviously I would like them to ask me first. However, if they can not ask, it would be ok as long as I can still live "normally."
     
  18. Feb 23, 2005 #17
    I have some organs I wouldn't mind getting a little more use while I still have them :tongue2:

    I am already a registered donor. Any organ that is usable.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2005 #18

    Moonbear

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    Donate your brain too! Really, they're useful for research. There are brain banks that distribute tissue for neuroscience research. Most people who donate have a neurological disorder and hope their donation will help researchers find a cure, but the problem is, there are very few "normal" people who donate brains, so controls are very difficult to locate.

    When I die, give any parts that are useful as transplants for someone else to those people, and donate the rest for research. If my relatives need something to stick in an urn and morbidly display on the fireplace mantel, they can have the fillings from my teeth.
     
  20. Feb 23, 2005 #19

    dextercioby

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    I have no neurological disorder/chaos and i'm not planning to...Thanks for the generous advice,MB,but i think i'll keep my brain...locked with a chastity belt...:tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
  21. Feb 23, 2005 #20
    So Moonbear, how does one donate their brain?
     
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