Organ donation.

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    Feb 08, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    I was thinking about this the other day.

    Are there any stipulations you'd put on giving someone one of your organs?

    How do you feel about the organ donation process?
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    I have a donor sticker on my license. If I'm gonna die feel free to raid my innards!
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    either one of you can donate your organ to me... icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Yes this poor gentlemen I believe donated and it went to a former wrestling coach of his - he was only 25..

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/NBC-10-Says-Goodbye-to-Beloved-Team-Member--137481688.html
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    It varies by state.

    Some states simply having the symbol on your license doesn't legally provide 'permission' to harvest your organs after death. (aka placing yourself in a Donor Registry) While other states have a program that is more or less to declare your INTENT so your next of kin are aware of your intention to donate upon death.
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:04 PM GMT

    Several people we know have filled out donor cards but keep them held privately. The idea is no medical person or authority will know about the donorship UNTIL death occurs.

    Interesting idea, eh? They're doing this as they perceive conflict of interest.

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    Feb 08, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    Isreal is starting a program where registered organ doners get first dibs on organs. It's a fantastic idea and if I could I'd stipulate that.
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    Feb 08, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    Semigrounded saidIsreal is starting a program where registered organ doners get first dibs on organs. It's a fantastic idea and if I could I'd stipulate that.

    Why wouls an organ donor need first dibs? They already have the organ.
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    Nope, I'm dead do what ever the hell they want.

    Except for my eyes, that was one thing I removed from the check box heh
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidNope, I'm dead do what ever the hell they want.

    Except for my eyes, that was one thing I removed from the check box heh


    same.
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    Feb 09, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    commoncoll said
    Semigrounded saidIsreal is starting a program where registered organ doners get first dibs on organs. It's a fantastic idea and if I could I'd stipulate that.

    Why wouls an organ donor need first dibs? They already have the organ.



    I'm going to guess the reason is because many feel that if you are willing to accept Organs you should be willing to give as well. I tend to agree with this line of thought as organs are only taken after death of the donor.
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    Feb 09, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    I know a doctor who specializes in harvesting organs from donors. He told me on more than one occasion the donor they were about to take the organs from came out of their coma unexpectedly. Your body needs to be alive in order to take organs from it. If your heart is stopped for more than ten minute it's too late. And Ive also heard stories of people's heart stopping And then starting up again a few minutes later.

    Based on all that, I'll keep my organs thank you.
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    Feb 09, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    I said yes to organ donation when I got my new york ID. after reading the fine print i wish i wouldn't have. you say yes to it thinking that someone needing your organ is going to get it transplanted into them and save their life but thats just an option. the other option is that they use your organ for experiments and I am not cool with that.
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    Feb 09, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    lookinforcars1 said
    commoncoll said
    Semigrounded saidIsreal is starting a program where registered organ doners get first dibs on organs. It's a fantastic idea and if I could I'd stipulate that.

    Why wouls an organ donor need first dibs? They already have the organ.



    I'm going to guess the reason is because many feel that if you are willing to accept Organs you should be willing to give as well. I tend to agree with this line of thought as organs are only taken after death of the donor.


    I think the main reason Israel is doing this is because the common Orthodox stance in that organ donation violates traditional Jewish law. Since the laws of kashrut forbid eating blood, the Orthodox commonly believes it is also forbidden to accept blood transfusions or donated organs. If a person is registered as a donor, that takes away the guesswork and they go to the top of this list.