Organ Donation

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juvenal said:
Very good point. Who knows? Some grave robbers may even steal your body and do unspeakable things to it.

At least once in a lifetime he is going to be usefull to society in one way or another. :wink:
 
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I am a registered organ donor with with the note on my driver's liscence etc. and I fully support organ donation in the case that I am dead. However, one thing that bothers me about organ donation is that in several states, whether you are an organ donor or not can influence whether you are medically dead in x circumstance. Sometimes because of the need to use organs quickly after death, they are laxer with their description of brain death specifically in some states.

That really bothers me, especailly as the brain is not a well understood organ and some people have been declared brain dead and then suddenly experienced some revival later. Whether you are a donor or not should not matter to doctors at all until you are legally dead.

~Lyoukdea
 
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Evo said:
It really is nice to see how many people here are donors. :approve:

Wellll, not yet they're not!



I wonder how many people who have said they'll be an organ donor actually donate blood? (Or bone marrow?)
 
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brewnog said:
Wellll, not yet they're not!



I wonder how many people who have said they'll be an organ donor actually donate blood? (Or bone marrow?)
Well, i won't donate an organ, but i will donate blood. I'd even donate a kidney as long as i'm living when i give it up. If i'm alive and there are bits of me alive somewhere else, thats different than being dead and bits of me living still. Death is death and when i'm dead i shouldn't have pieces of me still living. I also wouldn't want anyone elses organs for the same reasons. But i don't think it'd be right to not allow them to recieve donations. I think people who won't donate organs should opt not to take them, as i would, because it'd be hyppocritcal. I think perhaps doners should just recieve priority, but then non-doners could still recieve them as well.
 
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Gale17: so if you donated a kidney while alive and that person was still living when you died that part of you would "go on living" so what's the difference?
As for blood donation, I'd like to do it but I don't weigh enough to do so, sigh. I plan to once I stop being so scrawny, however.
 
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Andromeda321 said:
Gale17: so if you donated a kidney while alive and that person was still living when you died that part of you would "go on living" so what's the difference?
As for blood donation, I'd like to do it but I don't weigh enough to do so, sigh. I plan to once I stop being so scrawny, however.
i guess its sort of an obscure idea, but i guess my kidney would have time to adjust to the new body, and it would become less mine, and more that persons. secondly, i would likely only give my kidney if it was someone i knew, or if i was asked or something. I'd hopefully know who i was giving it to. third, i guess if i donated after i became deceased it'd be sort of like bringing my kidney back from the dead. My kidney would have gone through the shock of death and i just don't think its right to revive it in a foreign place.
 
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mattmns said:
So Moonbear, how does one donate their brain?
in your case, call Microsoft
 
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What an excellent idea! I'm having this whimpy attitude against blood donation (I faint or puke on the sight of a needle in me), so by signing up for organ donation I can feel useful AND not ill. :approve:
 
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If they ever get that cryogenics business figured out I'm no longer donating my body to anyone. Freeze me and wake me up when I can be immortal.
 
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Gale17 said:
Well, i won't donate an organ, but i will donate blood.
That wasn't the question. DO you donate blood?

tribdog said:
If they ever get that cryogenics business figured out I'm no longer donating my body to anyone. Freeze me and wake me up when I can be immortal.
Find me a taxidermist, I want to be stuffed.
 
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I would never donate any organs,while dead,because i hate the thought that my body could be taken advantage of while i can't fight it...

Daniel.

P.S.Of course,alive+girlfriend+handcuffs is a reasonable exception.
 

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