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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Apparently a lot of people opt out of organ donation because they think that doctors won't try as hard to save their lives in an emergency - because their death could equal many other lives saved.
    Thoughts? I've only read this on American sites, not heard it from anyone in Australia.
    I don't believe for a second that that happens (at least here in Australia anyway) as I see every day how hard doctors work to save people. I can see why some people would think that though.

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    I always had thought that I could not be an organ donor (blood condition that stops donation)

    however, on talking to the people at the organ donor drive at our shops a few years ago I found that I am still able to donate things like cornea's, cochlear, skin etc .... so with that I signed up.

    No matter your circumstances, some parts of you can still be used usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    I don't believe for a second that that happens (at least here in Australia anyway) as I see every day how hard doctors work to save people. I can see why some people would think that though.
    This.

    My brother said something similar to me once, so i think it is a thing that some people think, even if there's no basis for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Apparently a lot of people opt out of organ donation because they think that doctors won't try as hard to save their lives in an emergency - because their death could equal many other lives saved.
    Thoughts? I've only read this on American sites, not heard it from anyone in Australia.
    I definitely don't think that would be the case here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Apparently a lot of people opt out of organ donation because they think that doctors won't try as hard to save their lives in an emergency - because their death could equal many other lives saved.
    Thoughts? I've only read this on American sites, not heard it from anyone in Australia.

    I'm not convinced of that myself. I presume Doctors would hold the hippocratic oath in high enough esteem that this sort of thing would not occur.

    Then again, perhaps my innocence is showing....

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    I'm not convinced of that myself. I presume Doctors would hold the hippocratic oath in high enough esteem that this sort of thing would not occur.

    Then again, perhaps my innocence is showing....
    This and they would (should) be scared of an investigation of they didn't do everything they could.

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    I am not. DP is.

    I would never override his wishes knowing he wants to be an organ donor.

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    We both are, to the best of my knowledge, although who knows if any organs will be in a fit state to be transplanted when we go.

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    DH and I are both registered as organ donors, and our wills also specify that we wish to be organ donors.

    I know that wills are unlikely to be looked at in time in the event of a sudden accident, but it means if one of us was on prolonged life support, there would be no question what our wishes were.


 

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