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Organ Donation

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Jfrwhite, Jul 10, 2014.

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Are you willing to be an organ donor?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2014.
  1. Yes - I am on the organ donor register.

    11 vote(s)
    52.4%
  2. Yes - but I am not on the register.

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. No, I would not want to organ donor.

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Not sure, I would leave it to my family to decide.

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Totally undecided.

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. Jfrwhite

    Jfrwhite Posting Addict

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    There seems to have been an increase in TV/radio discussion of organ donation and it got me wondering how many people on here are on the organ donation register? I am registered and my family all know my wishes should they ever be in a position where they were asked if my organs could be used.

    Obviously this is a very personal thing and I would not think badly of anyone for not wishing to donate their organs regardless if their reasons.

    I am just curious as to other people's opinions in the subject.
     
  2. Jfrwhite

    Jfrwhite Posting Addict

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    Oops, option 3 of the poll should be "no, I would not want to be an ​organ donor.
     
  3. bigred1

    bigred1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm up for it, not that my organs are likely to be much use mind... but I am against donation by default; if my family are happy then job's a goodun but I want them to have the final say.:)
     
  4. neil82

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    voted against it, but as I live in wales the tw**s are trying to take that decision away from me, its bad enough that they try to control every aspect of our lives, and now they want ownership of our bodies when we die
     
  5. Jfrwhite

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    Whilst I am in favour of organ donation, I do think it is entirely up to each individual. I do think that having to opt out rather than opt in would massively increase the number of organs available, but I am not sure I agree that this is the right way about it; just as now a lot of people just don't get round to opting in, a lot would perhaps not get round to opting out and therefore the harvesting of their organs may be going against their wishes.
     
  6. SteveO

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    Been on the organ donor register since I passed my driving test at 18, when I am well and truly dead the medical profession as welcome to anything of me that would help improve another's life... I would be p****d off however if my bodily parts went some undeserved person who had abused themselves.... but I would hopefully be dead and unaware of the situation to have a moan. :up:

    My wife's mother has been living for over 20 years on a donated kidney, she holds the record now at the Queen Elizabeth hospital for such a transplant! :D
     
  7. Jim of Cov

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    Organs can only be taken from the living. There is no one method for determining 'brain death', so may 'donors' are still alive when their organs are harvested. Can they feel it? We don't know. Are they aware? We don't know. So why do it?
    Living donation and 'growing your own' thru' Stem cells has to be the way forward.
     
  8. andy46

    andy46 Donator

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    if any part of me could help someone else after im gone then yes,take what you like,after all its only going to go to waste.
    im also a blood donor and on the bone marrow register too,as they say every little helps
     
  9. Wynne G Oldman

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    I, and all the other members of my family who want to be are on the Organ Donor Register. Your body's no use to you when you're gone, it's just a piece of meat. If they can find anything left of use on my body, and it could be used to save or greatly improve several peoples lives, then I'm happy for them to have it.
     
  10. Jfrwhite

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    I certainly agree that being able to grow an organ specific to the patient using stem cells is probably the ultimate goal.
     
  11. scoop

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    Had this discussion with the wife
    I told her if i go before her , if anything can help someone else donate it
    She asked me if i would donate her organs when she goes ?
    I told her i would sell her body to burke and hare given half a chance
    I wont tell you what she called me
     
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  12. Honest Bob

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    They can do what they like with my organs, I wont care, I'll be dead. up to my next of kin, I suppose. But at my age, don't think they will be much good to any one.
     
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  13. Patrick

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    If you needed an organ transplant yourself i.e be the recipient of a donated organ then it's only right that you should be prepared to donate one.
     
  14. kal el

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    i agree with jim, and patrick raises a great point. if i ever needed and received one then yes but with what jim has mentioned then im still undecided.

    its hypocritical,i know, but i have a belief of the afterlife and wouldnt want to wander around blind.

    i suppose if there is any life left in them when i die i havent lived life to the full.
     
  15. tinmanofkent

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    I put on my driving licence when I first passed that I was happy to be a donor.

    At the time I thought I won't need them when I'm dead so use them if you can.

    Now I think I should be allowed to sell them and get the cash while alive for someone to take the spare parts when I'm dead. I could have really done with that money when I first started driving, my organs were also in much better condition then and my driving was far more likely to leave me dead than it is now.

    Human organs are so incredibly valuable and important, why on earth does everyone insist on the price being the same as something of no value?
     
  16. Sir Oscar

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    On that note.
    Does anyone want a kidney for a pro sport?
    It'll need good optics for a fair swap. :)
     
  17. oldbugger

    oldbugger Donator

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    im on the anthony nolan bone marrow transplant list,...i was well chuffed when i was contacted in regard to little lad who needed a transplant and i could help ..i was gutted when all the "uber tests" showed i wasnt a match, after all
     
  18. bigred1

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    I disagree; if you're willing to give it should be without caveat and if you're in need... you're in need.
     
  19. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    When I first left school I was an estate agent. All kinds of unusual conditions of sale would be picked up by solicitors. For example one unmarried couple buying a flat in Bromley uncovered a clause from the original developer prohibiting 'couples living in sin' from living there. The solicitor said it was unlikely to be enforced. Occasionally we would put forward an offer on a house from someone who was black and have some trouble from a white seller saying they liked their neighbours and didn't want to sell to that ethnic group. We had to say to them we legally couldn't take their instructions. Some conditions of sale where enforceable, like when the property could be used for certain purposes and even a reselling of land that had achieved planning consent years after being sold.

    The long winded point I'm making is that houses are a need to a want, because you die without shelter, yet there is a whole branch of law concerning conditions and ownership rights of transfer.

    If someone gives up a kidney to someone who quits drinking and promises to stay dry, why not lease it to them with the caveat that if they touch a drop you will have it taken out again. This policy would give far more incentive to get someone off the drink to someon who really cared about their health.
     
  20. hawkeye87

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    I'm on the list. Not that anyone would want my organs being an ex smoker . But if a part of me was to help a sick person I'm down for that.

    ben
     

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