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View Poll Results: Would you ever be an Organ Donor??
Yes 31 81.58%
No 2 5.26%
Not Sure 5 13.16%
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Foxxi
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Would you ever be an Organ Donor?

Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:30 AM   #1
 
I have been since I was 14...there is an option now ..when you apply for a driving licence.
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:33 AM   #2
 
i am one...on the register anyway
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:35 AM   #3
 
Im one of thoses silly people that would donate
but have not filled in the donar card
i need to get one i know
but ive told my family that id like to donate
but its better to have it in black and white
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:02 AM   #4
 
I'm an organ donor. Here in Australia you can register to be one on the internet, it's really easy. Don't know if you can do something like that in the UK?
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:10 AM   #5
 
You can do the same here its really quick and easy to do!

I am on the register and personally hope they bring in automatic organ donation with an opt out option because then decissions can be made before the event of a death and peoples wishes will be able to be respected, I think anyone who strongly does not want their or their childrens organs donated would definately make the time to register to opt of donation but theres lots of people that would be happy to donate and just never get round to putting themself on the register or think to discuss it because no one likes to think about whats going to happen after their death unless they have to!
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:23 AM   #6
 
I am one.. you can chose to be one on the give blood form
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:39 AM   #7
 
What scares me is that they have to take your organs while you are still "alive" don't they? Once you are stone dead your organs aren't any good are they?

I need to educate myself about it me thinks Its an awesome thing to do but not sure my family are strong enough and I wouldn't want to put them through it
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:59 AM   #8
 
I used to be, I should check if I still am.

I'm applying to be a bone marrow donor too, while still alive obviously hehe
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:28 AM   #9
 
Ive been on the donor list since i applied for my provisional at 16...dont see the point in keeping something that u dont need that can help others...at the end of the day u dont know if u will need a transplant at some point in the future and hopfully none of us will but if u do u hope to have one there for u semi readily avalible!!!!!!
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:46 AM   #10
 
In Spain you don't get a choice.. but as I won't be using my organs after my death someone else can have em...
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:51 AM   #11
 
Squig....where in Spain are you???
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:57 AM   #12
 
i have been on the donor list since i was 14 although they are not allowed to touch my eyes might sound silly and selfish to some when my eyes could help someone to see after my death but i have a big thing about my eyes and i really dont want to donate them they can have everything else ive also made my family aware should anything happen to me everything except my eyes are up for grabs xxxxxxxx
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:58 AM   #13
 
we are under the Generalitat de Valencia and while they will "ask" you if its ok to remove the organs, if you say no, and they really need them they will just take em. I think Murcia now allow you to opt out but I'm not sure
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:19 AM   #14
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penstraze
You can do the same here its really quick and easy to do!

I am on the register and personally hope they bring in automatic organ donation with an opt out option because then decissions can be made before the event of a death and peoples wishes will be able to be respected, I think anyone who strongly does not want their or their childrens organs donated would definately make the time to register to opt of donation but theres lots of people that would be happy to donate and just never get round to putting themself on the register or think to discuss it because no one likes to think about whats going to happen after their death unless they have to!
I completely agree!
 
 
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Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:41 AM   #15
 
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Originally Posted by rach
i have been on the donor list since i was 14 although they are not allowed to touch my eyes might sound silly and selfish to some when my eyes could help someone to see after my death but i have a big thing about my eyes and i really dont want to donate them they can have everything else ive also made my family aware should anything happen to me everything except my eyes are up for grabs xxxxxxxx
I'm EXACTLY the same.. don't know why but can't stand the thought of them taking my eyes.. everything else is fine though
 
 
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