I joined the national organ donor registry via the medicare form. We dont get the option on our licence forms in WA anymore.
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25-05-2012 18:01 #11
25-05-2012 19:54 #12
What happened Ana? If u dont mind me asking?
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25-05-2012 20:00 #13
I'm a yes, except my heart is no good. I'm O- blood type too which is good. We had to consider this recently but luckily the incident did not mean death. Everyone in the family is the same and after the recent incident I am confident none of them will stand in the way.
25-05-2012 20:01 #14
Puppyguts, it is absolutely brutal, to be frank. He had already been cut to pieces before I did the formal identification. For me, the worst part was not when I could finally touch him and discovered I was touching parts where they had taken large chunks of skin, the worst part was the letter they sent detailing where they put all the parts of him they had taken.
25-05-2012 20:03 #15
25-05-2012 20:11 #16
umm im in 2 minds and similar to ana gram not quite comfortable with it atm.
i was registered on ym license when I was 18, but the new license doesn't have the option and I haven't actually been able to bring myself to officially register.
In theory I am all for it, but we lost a friend last yr and it was an experience. She was brain dead but being kept alive by machines, from what we were told they do not actually let the heart stop beating before harvesting organs although they do slow things down.
I think there was a time period of around 45min in which all organs have ot be removed from a body with no heart beat so it is kinda of a very wierd situation.
My friend was registered and an avid believer so I think it is good her family carried out her wishes, but the actual process i dunno - its very hard to comprehend.
She is there on the machine gone but not gone, you say goodbye and they take her to theatre. Slow down her heart and begin the procedure - its kinda a really blurry line about when she is dead IYKWIM.
But having said all that, she helpt 9ppl including 4 lifesaving procedures wich is pretty amazing.
25-05-2012 20:20 #17
Yes. DH is also yes, mum is yes (except her eyes, not that anyone would want them anyways, she's got the worst eyesight ever) and if my worst nightmare came true then I would consent for DS (in theory - I'm pretty confident though that in reality I may not be so agreeable).
Why? Because I have no need for my organs and would rather they could save someone's life than rot or be burned. I have a good friend whose DH is alive because of an organ transplant. And I know of a 24 year old girl whose life for the last 8 years has been hell. She had a liver transplant 4 years ago and now her kidneys are failing. She's on dialysis every day until she gets a kidney transplant. She's high spirited, funny as hell and has such a good heart. I hate that she has to go through this.
25-05-2012 20:21 #18
I tick yes. And have told DP that he WILL sign over my organs if I die and they can be donated. He feels a bit squeemish at the thought of organ donation, so doesn't really like to talk about it. But I know he'll do it. He also knows I'm signing his over, whether he likes it or not.
There are too many people slowly dying waiting for organs.
Last edited by Starlite; 25-05-2012 at 20:24.
25-05-2012 20:24 #19Senior Member
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- May 2009
I recently discussed this with DD3 (13yo).
I'm happy to donate everything, with first preference to be going to another person, but if not suitable then to science.
DD3 is happy to donate everything to a living recipient but not to science.
25-05-2012 20:30 #20
I'm happy for all of my harvestable parts to be taken. So long as I am buried at the end of it all, I don't care.
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