(Closed) Who’s an organ donor?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are you an organ donor?
    Yep, take what ya want! : (157 votes)
    84 %
    Nope, these are my organs and I'm keeping em'! : (20 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (10 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am! (No reason though)

    Post # 4
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I told my parents that I didn’t want them to use my eyes, because the thought of that creeps me out. I also want to be buried in a mausaleum instead of underground. I followed it up by telling them that as long as I can die believing that’s what’s going to happen, it’s fine with me. If they decide to do differently, I certainly won’t know :).

    ETA: I voted other since I’m listed as a partial organ donor.

    Post # 5
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    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not because I am Jewish and we are supposed to go back to the ground as close to the way we started (i.e. with all of our organs)

    Post # 6
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    2561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am! I have been since I was 18, and before that, my family knew that I would wish to donate my organs if something happened to me!

    Post # 7
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am, but Darling Husband is not happy about it.  He is very weird about death, especially when I talk about me dying.  He says it makes him sick to think about them cutting me up and giving away my parts.  I think it is very sweet, but I say too bad! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Im not now, but next time I renew my license I wil be! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I always have been. You can help so many people… I couldn’t not do it.

    Post # 9
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    3166 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    yep, bone marrow as well.

    Post # 10
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    1124 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m not. Not for religious reasons. I wouldn’t donate blood either.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I am.  Just remember that your family needs to know your wishes since they are the ones who decide after death what happens.  Even if you are an organ donor, your family could not say anything and they wouldn’t take your organs.

    My mom’s corneas and heary valves were donated.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’ve been a donor since I got my license. And I’m actually about to be a living donor (as in, I’m going to be giving a kidney away) so, obviously I believe it’s important!

    Post # 13
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    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Me, too. I wish the US would switch to an opt-out method instead of an opt-in method. I also donate blood regularly. I have thought about living donor/bone marrow stuff also, but I don’t know enough about it and right now is not a good time for me to undertake something like that. I would definitely look into it in the future, though.

    My dad died waiting for a heart.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    @Amaryllis: I agree wholeheartedly about an opt-out choice.

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