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tabbycat's avatar

Are you registered to be an organ donor? Why or why not?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) August 22nd, 2008
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16 Answers

Lightlyseared's avatar

Yes Definitely. I previously worked on a ward that specialized in liver transplant and have seen the massive difference that it can make almost overnight. Also I watched too many people die waiting for an organ that could have saved their life.

MacBean's avatar

Nope. Too unhealthy. If/when that changes, though, I’ll definitely be a donor.

johnnyc299's avatar

Yes, you can’t take them with you. Might as well leave them for someone else to use.

wildflower's avatar

Nope. Because every time they’re at my place of work I’m held up in meetings!

gailcalled's avatar

Previously asked with some good suggestions. Apparently, in some states (in US) you can simply check off a box on your driver’s license.

http://www.fluther.com/disc/16898/how-many-of-us-have-organ-donor-cards-in-our-wallet/

(discloser: my question)

seVen's avatar

No, because I heard many stories about wealthy getting the organ first instead of being it an equal opportunity . Also, the medics won’t try as hard to revive you to life because some wealthy person payed for an organ ASAP in his/her buddy.

gailcalled's avatar

seVen: Rubbish, debunked and untrue. See earlier question ^^.

(paid)

oceansmist's avatar

Yes, I have been for quite some time. As for the reason: I won’t need them after I’m gone and I’ve lost several very close friends to diseases that required organ donation and none were available that matched their blood type and everything else in time before they died and I see it as a senseless waste to take them with me when so many organs and tissue could be used to help others live after I’m gone. But it’s a personal decision that not everyone will make and I hold no judgment towards anyone with a different opinion.

Randy's avatar

Oh yeah. I don’t need them after I’m dead. You hear about people on lists in need of a heart or kidney, all the time. I know if I was in their shoes, I’d be thankful. It’s just another thing I can do to help someone out.

sndfreQ's avatar

Yes-no point in one’s own selfishness causing the death of another…at least that’s how I see it. Besides if we in fact “go” someplace else after life, that place has no use for the flesh and blood leftovers here.

gailcalled's avatar

A college friend just gave one of her kidneys to her son. Everyone up and about and thriving.

augustlan's avatar

Yes, absolutely. My father died while on a kidney transplant list, and I have kidney disease. While they can’t use my kidneys, everything else is up for grabs!

Lightlyseared's avatar

The other thing to consider is, you never know when you are going to need an organ in a hurry. The more people you encourage to donate the more chance of living you have.

BarbieM's avatar

Indiana is a state where you can indicate your wishes on your driver’s license. As soon as I turned 18, I checked off that I wanted to be an organ donor. I’ve also made sure my family knows how I feel.

marinelife's avatar

Yes. Why not have my body do good when I don’t need it anymore?

delirium's avatar

Yes. I treat my body right. Someday I’ll be able to make all the difference to at least one person.

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