Organ Donation,

Organ Donation, - Organ Donation,
The more people who pledge to donate their organs after their death, the more people stand to benefit. By choosing to join the Organ Donor Register you could help make sure life goes on.
@ukchriss (2103)
January 20, 2007 4:39pm CST
Have you ever thought about saving someone's life? Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this lifesaving gift to others. There is a desperate need for more donors In UK http://www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/default.jsp IN USA http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4697 Do you carry a card? I do...
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@snow2007 (170)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
I think organ donation is a great idea and if you donate your organs when you die it's good and your doing a very kind thing.
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@BittyBiddy (2904)
• Ireland
21 Jan 07
This is a good topic to start, and thank you for providing those links. Hopefully a few people here will use them now. I have carried around a donor card for years. I think it's a really wonderful idea if anything I have can help someone else afterwards. What use will I have of the parts when I've gone......
@momus8 (92)
21 Jan 07
I have actually considered it but then I found out that I had diabetes and so I'm not allowed to donate any organ or blood :(
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@ukchriss (2103)
21 Jan 07
in most circumstances. Having a medical condition does not necessarily prevent a person from becoming an organ or tissue donor. The decision about whether some or all organs or tissue are suitable for transplant is made by a healthcare professional, taking into account your medical history. There are only two conditions where organ donation is ruled out completely. A person cannot become an organ or tissue donor if they have been diagnosed with HIV or have, or are suspected of having, CJD. Thankyou for your reply
@momus8 (92)
21 Jan 07
Oh, i thought it was blood AND organ donation, so it turns out i can donate my organs just not my blood or pancreas, thanks ^_^
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I'm a donor as well. It's on my license for it. Now whether or not they will want anything from me who knows but I'm at least willing to try. If someone can then that is wonderful. I'd like to think that I could still help others even after I'm gone. There are so many people on waiting lists that need replacements for various reasons. I think if we can help ease their suffering then why not do so.
@ukchriss (2103)
23 Jan 07
Thankyou for your response its appreciated.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 07
Hey, this may sound ultra selfish but I have my own personal reasons why I WOULDN'T donate any of my organs when I die. This is because that when I move on to the next world I want to be whole. I do not want to be cut up and I want to leave this world with all my organs in tact. This is my honest opinion and its something I've expressed to my parents and friends when I die. I do not even give blood. If the ball was on the other foot, I wouldn't be a hypocrite and expect a donor for me if I needed one.
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@ukchriss (2103)
23 Jan 07
Moving onto the next world with all your organs is not going to help you, you wont need them there! But they could live on here by helping someone who needs them. When I move on into the spirit world or where ever it is we go, I will be happy in the fact that some of my organs will still be left here alive and that gives comfort to my family. Why don't you ever give blood? Someone, well most properly more than one person out there has saved my life 3 times by giving blood. I and many hundreds of other people wouldn't be here if it wasn't for blood donors. All i can do in way of thanking them is to give my blood now and again. You say if you needed anything from a donor you wouldn't expect to get it ... but if it was available it would be given to you automatically to save your life.
• Andorra
21 Jan 07
I would never donate an organ to someone I don't know very well. In fact, the only person i would ever donate any organ would either be my mother or my sister.
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• India
21 Jan 07
i also wish to donate me eyes,kidneys,liver and bonemarrow and ve already applied for the same i feel people should understand the need and come forward
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@anabaik (206)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
that is right. how about you, how many organ have you donated. i hope you will happy with that organ donation. i wish many people like you in the world.
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@coolcatzz (1588)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
This is a very interesting discussion. I live in Canada and we use to have to specify on the back of our licence which was paper then whether we would donate our organs. I guess that way if we were in a car accident or something they would know right away. Now since then we have gone to the plastic card so it makes me wonder if the amount of people who would donate has decreased. I'm sure people wouldn't know about a donor card. To be honest with you I didn't even know there was such thing. If you have it in the states we must have it too.
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• Canada
21 Jan 07
I have thought about it, and actually signed the donor card on the back of my drivers license
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• India
21 Jan 07
I ALWAYS LIKE TO BE A DONOR... I AM THINKING OF DONATING MY EYES TO ANY BLIND KID AFTER MY LIFE BY THAT WAY AS LONG AS THAT KID IS ALIVE I WILL ALSO LIVE... AND THE KID WILL SEE THE WORLD IN MY EYES...
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@shooie (4989)
• United States
21 Jan 07
My husband and I both have it posted on our dirves lic. I think everyone should donate. Never know when it may be you or one of your family members might need it.
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• India
21 Jan 07
yeah its very good n i personally think tat everyone here shud think of donating their organ...if we can help some1 after dying then its really very good...
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• United States
21 Jan 07
The conservative economist Walter E. Williams Phd. is an advocate of a solution to the organ shortage problem. He maintains, and he is absolutely correct, that there is no need whatsoever for there to be a shortage of organs. That there is a shortage is completely due to well intentioned government meddling. Let me explain. Here's how to end the organ donor shortage. Just pass a law, or even a contitutional admendment, that your own body belongs to you! That's right, just as a woman's body is her own to decide what to do with, everyone's body should be theirs do decide what to do with. How does this solve the organ shortage? If my body belongs to me, I can leave it as a part of my estate when I die. If it is a part of my estate, after I die, my heirs can sell the parts to the highest bidder. Do you think there would ever again be buried healthy organs when the heirs could have turned them into money? Suddenly, there is no shortage of organs. The complaint I usually hear about this idea is that it would not be fair because rich people could bid more and that poor people would die. This is economic ignorance. There on over 40,000 automobile accident deaths alone in the USA per year. Most of these organs go to waste. If they did not, there would be plenty of organs for all except those with very rare body typing factors. Hence, since the supply would be large, the price would go down. Remember the law of supply and demand? Want to end the shortage of transplantable organs? Get the government out of controlling it. Let people truely have control of their bodies.
@kfg20012003 (1037)
• India
21 Jan 07
Every 16 minutes a new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Each year thousands of Americans could benefit from a heart transplant. But only 2,154 heart transplants were done in the United States in 2002. These figures show the serious shortage of donated hearts and the small percentage of donated hearts that are actually transplanted. If you'd like to donate your heart or other organs when you die, be sure to tell members of your family
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
yes iam, donating your organ to someone who is need is a big help or i can say a good mission. you give hope to others that in need or suffers from a certain disease that organ transplant is the only solution.
@kmgupta (561)
• India
21 Jan 07
we should donate organs to the needy
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@sunshinecup (7881)
20 Jan 07
No, to think about it, but right now is too hard. I do plan in the future to do so, but right now isn't a good time for it. My husband is against it, and I know if I should go before him, I wouldn't want things more harder on him than it will be. He has his reasons, I am not saying I agree with them, but I do respect them.
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• Ireland
20 Jan 07
I carry a card thought I am not sure if any of my body parts will be much good to anybody. My heart, liver and kidneys are the only parts that are not giving any problems, but they are quite old now. Maybe the other parts could be used for research.
• India
30 Jan 07
I would love to donate my organs,infact I am dying to donate my organs.But my parent's are not at all supportive on this issue.They just dismiss it off as if I were a kid crying for a silly thing and they never take it seriously.But after I die I would see to it that all my organs{whichever possible} will be donated :(