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    No I'm not because of health issues they won't take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    Yes, that way I can live forever!

    It's the ultimate recycling.
    Ultimate recycling! LOVE it! 😎

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    Yep, we're both registered. Would definitely donate the children's organs ifin that situation too.

    My mum will be having a kidney transplant very soon (from a known donor). Like some others, I really struggle to understand how people can be so resistant to the idea.

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    Yes I am. It was a no-brainer for me.

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    I have put undecided on my licence, however family knows that I do want to donate - my mum is a nurse and explained that if you put down your an organ doner they can take your organs etc before family has seen you. And I think is important for family to say their goodbyes etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillDweller View Post
    Absolutely. I get crazy passionate and angry about people not being organ donors. Not intending to horribly offend anyone, but I just can't fathom anything more selfish than refusing to help someone else live when you don't need your organs anymore. I usually try hard to see things from others point of view, even if I disagree, but this is one thing I just cannot.

    My ex mother in law always refused to be an organ donor, but was more than happy to jump on the waiting list when she needed a lung transplant! I asked her if she had now changed her mind on organ donation and whether she would sign up for any organs they could use now that she knew what it felt like to be the person who needs an organ. She said 'nope, I still don't want anyone to have mine, but I hope someone gives one to me'. Disgusted me.
    To say I too am disgusted is an understatement. Although I am all for bodily autonomy I would like to see donors get preference. Maybe that way we wouldn't have thousands waiting for kidneys alone.

    There is a donation program in the US where if you willingly donate and family members need something in the future they get bumped up the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmcnally87 View Post
    I have put undecided on my licence, however family knows that I do want to donate - my mum is a nurse and explained that if you put down your an organ doner they can take your organs etc before family has seen you. And I think is important for family to say their goodbyes etc...
    I don't believe this is correct. I'm fairly certain the law states that the family must be asked before donation can proceed.

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    Yes DH and I are both registered as donors. I think it's incredible that medicine and technology can use the organs of others to improve, extend and save lives. It's miraculous. Someone I went to school with is on the heart transplant list. I really hope she gets her 'new' heart and lives a long and healthier life.

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    Yes I'm a registered donor.

    I think organ donation is amazing

    I recently saw a very heartwarming clip where a mother met the little girl who received the donated heart from her deceased child. There were lots of tears and the mother listened to the girl's heartbeat with a stethoscope. Powerful stuff.

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    I feel like I need to say that I completely respect everyone's choice to do what they want with their own bodies - my MIL would never donate.
    I didn't post my story to try and guilt anyone into anything, just to show one grateful recipients journey xx

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