Well this is a topic very close to my heart, or should I say kidney.
Eight months and five days ago I received the ultimate gift of an organ.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of my donor and her family and the incredible, generous decision they made.
It changed our lives.
All my family are registered and we would donate our childrens organs should such a tragic event unfold.
If anyone is interested to read more, this is the thread I started after I got the phone call http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...t=Go+Kidney+Go
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07-02-2016 13:38 #31Senior Member
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07-02-2016 13:42 #32Senior Member
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I am but DH is resistant. My nanna got a new heart when I was a teen and because of that we got an extra 16 years with her. If it hadn't of happened she would have only lived 12 months.
I feel so strongly that we should that I am trying to change DH's mind.
07-02-2016 14:05 #33
07-02-2016 14:09 #34
Yes both DH and I are on the register. We both feel strongly about it
07-02-2016 15:34 #35
07-02-2016 15:43 #36
Yep. So is DH, and if anything were to happen to our kids I'd donate theirs as well.
07-02-2016 17:52 #37
I am .
DH isn't. He can't really explain why (not that he has to of course) but just doesn't want to.
If the unthinkable happened, I would want DS to be an organ donor. I don't know if DH could be convinced.
07-02-2016 18:08 #38
I'm not and neither is dh. partly something we've just never got round to updating/deciding to do.
I guess that's just out of laziness really.
there's no good reason really not to be, if I am unable to use my organs then there's no reason they shouldn't go to someone else in need.
yet I have never updated my preferences. I can't put my finger on why not.
07-02-2016 19:26 #39
Are you an organ donor?
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.
07-02-2016 19:46 #40
Yes, that way I can live forever!
It's the ultimate recycling.
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