Are you an organ donor?

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Rosie - posted on 10/05/2010

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no, i am not. i'm torn on this one a bit. my mother was a pediatric nurse until recently, now she works in a blood donation clinic. anyhoo, she is convinced through all the children that she nursed that had organ donations that that is no life for her. pills, upon pills, upon pills. always getting sick, always the fear of rejection. the waiting for the organ, the uncertainty of it all just doesn't seem like any type of life for her. it doesn't seem like any type of life for me either.
but then at the same time, i know i would be clammoring for an organ if my child needed one.and just because *I* feel this way, doesn't mean that another person out there who desperately needs an organ does, so why should i keep my perfectly good organs from them?
i don't know, i don't want to do it until i'm totally sure of what i want.

Caitlin - posted on 10/05/2010

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Yes - they can take anything and everything they want from me, because i'd love to know my death helped save lives. If my kids were to die for whatever reason (god forbid) I'd donate their organs too. I don't love their livers, kidneys, or heart, I love them and when they are brain dead, they are no longer there and I'd rest somewhat assured imagining those parents out there with their child on the cusp of death getting that page or phone call - saying that their child can have a second chance. Nothing more amazing in life than that in my opinion!

Kimberly - posted on 10/05/2010

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You betcha! Because I'd love to know that even in death, I was still able to help another human being or who knows, more than one.

Krista - posted on 10/05/2010

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Yep, I'm a registered donor. They're free to use whatever body parts I haven't abused into complete uselessness.

Charlie - posted on 10/05/2010

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Yes i am a registered doner , all of my family know my wishes and have agreed to grant them on my death , why ? because i could save and improve many lives with organs i do not need !

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Yes. If I am done using them and someone else could benefit from them, then why would I hold that person back from living their life to the fullest?

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