Would you be an organ donor if you knew they were gonna use your face?!?

@JenInTN (27547)
United States
December 18, 2008 4:34am CST
I saw on the news yesturday that they performed the first FACE transplant! Now in my mind I am visualizing some one walking around with my face. I think it's strange although I understand the need for those with facial deformities or injurys from accidents.What are your thoughts on this?
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@kedves (728)
19 Dec 08
don't worry about it .. your face or rather your recognizable face s that formed by bone structure. so just because someone has a full face transplant by donor the possibilities of losing your own face outline i imagine are very slim. the transplant is made form the facial tissue which in turn is formed via the bone structure. i am not doctor or scientist but it is my understanding ;)
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Hi kedves! I understand it wouldn't look exactly like me. That's the visual I get in my mind though. Maybe I won't think it's so strange once I hear about it a little more or see a few outcomes. Sometimes your thoughts about things change from your initial reaction once you have time to let it "settle" a bit. Thanks for the response.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
18 Dec 08
That sounds kinda creepy, I have to think about it some more. No i don't think i would donate my face , i don't want to be burried without it.
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Hi Missybear! It does sounds creepy! I know we can't actually use it when we're gone but isn't it the thing that people remember about us besides our personalities? Creepy.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
That's really strange. I don't know if i will allow them to transplant my face on someone because i don't want other people especially close to me to mistake him as me. I can donate any organ except my face because that would be bothersome for people around who are used to see me.
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Hi Modstar! I know! I picture the person getting my face looking like me too. I'm with you. Take anything but my face! Thanks for the response.
@balasri (26549)
• India
30 Dec 08
No.I don't think I can do that.It is eerie.I may consider donating my other organs.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I'm with you..I'll donate anything else.lol Thanks for responding.
@balasri (26549)
• India
30 Dec 08
Nice to know that you have the same feeling about this.