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organ donor card

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
how many of you carry an organ donor card? & if u don't, why not?

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    when i applied for my provisional license i ticked to be an organ donor. my parents werent too happy tho, my dad was taking the piss and my mum was saying "no dont think about things like that"... i dont think i selected them all, not corneas anyway, thats kinda creepy.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I carry an organ donor card and I said that any part of my body can be used. If I'm not gonna be needing it anymore I don't see why it shouldn't go to help someone else.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've carried one for a few years, way it figures to me is, once your dead your dead, a lung ain't much used to you then is it?

    In the event of my death I wish to donate any part of my body - which still works after years of chemical and alcohol abuse - to help someone live - or at least get canned off having it

    Seriously tho... its a really good idea
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    does anyone think that organ donation should be an "opt out" scheme as was proposed fairly recently.

    i think opt out would be a good idea because i expect there are tons of people out there who would donate but just haven't been bothered to register. any controversy would also bring more publicity.

    on the cornea thing, its odd isnt it, i mean, you dont need the eyes, but they do seem kind of special. what is it about the eyes? is it because they are the windows to the soul? or is it because they are external? would it make a difference if the eyes were replaced with false ones?

    did you know that as well as carrying a card, you should register by sending off a form? and of course it should always be discussed with the next of kin because i suppose they would have the final say so.

    i'm glad to see there are some people here you have had the foresight to take it seriously <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    bb

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by bigbabe80:
    on the cornea thing, its odd isnt it, i mean, you dont need the eyes, but they do seem kind of special. what is it about the eyes? is it because they are the windows to the soul? or is it because they are external? would it make a difference if the eyes were replaced with false ones?

    There not any more special than any other part of the body, I mean I always thought perhaps if we're on that type of topic either the brain or heart, perhaps the eyes are something to do with the fact that person would be seeing the world through someone elses eyes (if you know what I mean) or that indeed the eyes could transmit signals to the dead person or something... bahhh.. too phylisophical...

    The idea of having a part of you continue living in someone else is pretty kool...

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would gladly be an organ donor and give blood...however I am not allowed <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lolly:
    I would gladly be an organ donor and give blood...however I am not allowed <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

    i think i know why, having read some of your posts, but i think you can still donate your corneas and your heart valves <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    bb


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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by bigbabe80:
    i think i know why, having read some of your posts, but i think you can still donate your corneas and your heart valves <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    bb



    Lmao well theres that reason too but the main reason is coz I had hepititus (spelling???) when I was a child and they dont allow u to give anything incase u r still a carrier!

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lolly:
    Lmao well theres that reason too but the main reason is coz I had hepititus (spelling???) when I was a child and they dont allow u to give anything incase u r still a carrier!


    oops sorry, assumptions lol dangerous things <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    bb



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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have one and I think everyone should have one.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by bigbabe80:
    oops sorry, assumptions lol dangerous things <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    bb


    No need top appologise...u were right in thinking it lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm prolly too young to get one. And even if I'm not, I dunno where to get those. Prolly comes with something else, once I get older :P I'll definately get one. Can't see how I can lose anything... except my organs. But hey! I wont notice, now will I? <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    i definitely think organ donation should be an opt out scheme. wasnt there some talk of this happening in the future?

    i dont know what it is about the eyes but i think i want to keep them.

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
    ~ the late, great Douglas Adams
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    i dont know what it is about the eyes but i think i want to keep them.


    I understand why you think like this but what about the person who can't see and only needs a corneal graft?

    I work in the NHS and there are few things better than meeting a patient after they have had their sight restored. Think how you would feel if you couldn't see...

    P.S. Also worth checking out the Action and Volunteering forum - has more about donation on there...



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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    i do read all the forums, as new posts are added. apart from sometimes i dont read all of drugs. or all of politics if there's massive long posts about something that doesnt interest me all that much.

    i can see what you're saying tho man of kent.

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
    ~ the late, great Douglas Adams
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by bigbabe80:
    does anyone think that organ donation should be an "opt out" scheme as was proposed fairly recently.

    i think opt out would be a good idea because i expect there are tons of people out there who would donate but just haven't been bothered to register.

    I think the "opt out" things a gr8 idea, most people have nothing against organ donation, just never got round to registering. Ive carried a card for about a year, ill donate anything, its no use to me so it may as well go to help someone else.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think u've gotta b 16 2 get a card but i'm not sure. I'm definatly gettin 1 wen i'm older (that sounds like a sota school ambition lol) o well. i really can't understand the objections of people who say no, it's denying another person life at the end of the day <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

    Who's name does God use in vain?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Damn Right:
    I think u've gotta b 16 2 get a card

    Nah you don't - I'm 16 and I've had my card for years.

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