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    Exclamation Go Kidney Go .... I mean .... lets get behind organ donation

    Its times like these that we realise just how close we are as a community - even though many of us have never met, lots of people have been there and helped our lovely friend @misskittyfantastico who has been through so much over the last few years.

    It has raised though, just how important organ donation is ... and how much of a difference it can make in someones life.

    One organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to ten people, and significantly improve the lives of dozens more.

    Even if you are older, or have chronic health conditions, many people are still able to donate tissue such as cornea and eye tissue, skin, bone, heart valves etc.


    In order to donate - there are 2 steps

    1 - register on the Australian Organ Donor Register - (link)
    2 - discuss the decision and your wishes with your family.
    Even if you have registered on the Organ Donor Register, your family will always be asked for consent so its important that they know your feelings on the matter.


    There are a number of places that provide loads of good information about Organ Donation

    Facts and Figures about Organ Donation

    Dsicover the facts about organ and tissue dontion

    Discussing donation with your family

    Eye and Tissue Donation

    and the Kidney.org.au FAQ section is really good too - link

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-1...tories/6088926 for some stories and news info

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    so - how many of you are currently registered?

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    Great thread.

    I'm registered! Organ donation is such an amazing gift and I hope, when my life ends, it's a gift I can give.

    At the moment my brother's kidneys are failing. He will need a kidney and pancreas transplant in the not too distant future. It's heartbreaking not being able to do anything to help him directly.

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    I am registered to donate all viable organs. I made sure my kids are too now they both have licences. We have always discussed organ donation from a young age. I think it's extremely important to have a discussion about it with kids ..

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    I am a donor

    I believe everyone should automatically be a donor and have the option to opt out on religious grounds.

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    Yep, registered and DH knows (and supports) my wishes.

    Hopefully I'm never in a position to be donating, but if the worst were to happen I'd want there to at least be something positive to come from it. I hope it would provide some comfort to my family, too.
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    Default Go Kidney Go .... I mean .... lets get behind organ donation

    Thank you for starting this thread @KatiesMum and for your continued support over the years 😘

    I don't want to make this an "all about misskitty" post but yes after several years of illness and 16 months on dialysis I did receive a kidney transplant one week ago today from a deceased donor.

    This gift has changed my life and my families lives. It's almost impossible to put into words what this donation means for us. It means living, it means my family can live together again, we can make plans and think of the future. We can breathe again.
    It truly is a new start for us and we will be eternally grateful to our donor family for being so generous in a time of personal tragedy.

    I believe that organ and tissue donation is a very personal decision but if you do wish to be a donor, please talk to your family about your wishes.
    @BettyV, I'm thinking of you and your brother - it's a really rough road at times so if you ever want an ear or a shoulder, I'm always here xx

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    im registered, and I have often mentioned it to my family. so im pretty sure everyone will be ok with the decision. im not sure what anyone might want, but I wont be needing anything in the next place. much love . marie.

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    I only found out the other day, that because I have ticked "organ donation" on my license doesn't mean I a legally registered as an organ donor. They really should make it simpler I think. But yes, good thread. I'm on it.

    As an aside, my friend is donating her body (after she dies of course) to scientific research.

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    Hubby and I are both donors. And our families know about it plus we have living wills.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.


 

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