Are you an organ donor?

  1. Well, are you?
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  2. Poll: Are you an organ donor?

    • Yes

      78.99% 109
    • No

      21.01% 29
    138 Votes
  3. 41 Comments

  4. by   elkpark
    Of course -- it's noted on my driver's license, and I've made sure every member of my family knows that, if I'm ever in that situation, I want to donate any and every part that anyone else can use.
  5. by   CT Pixie
    It's on my drivers license , my entire family knows of my wishes and they know that if they do not follow my wishes and it is possible, I will haunt them and harrass them until THEIR dying day

    Hell, even people who would have no cause to make end of life decisions for me knows my wishes. I figure the more that know my wishes the better the chances that no one goes against them.
  6. by   Neveranurseagain
    At age 47, my husband became an organ donor. The man who received my husband's kidney had a baby boy on Aug. 23, 2010 that he and his wife named Thomas, after my late husband.

    Our children are now 15 and 17, and they each received their driver's license this year. At the same time, they registered to become an organ donors, and have encouraged their friends to do so, too.
  7. by   elkpark
    I'm curious about the rationales of the two people so far who have indicated they are not donors ...
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Il has a new law in the books that if a person has indicated on their drivers license they wish to be a donor the family can't refuse or reverse the situation.
  9. by   transplantlife
    As you may or may not be able to tell from my user name, I'm an advocate of organ donation. In fact, I'm currently in Nursing school and I received a heart transplant in May of 2007. Organ donation just makes sense.
  10. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from elkpark
    I'm curious about the rationales of the two people so far who have indicated they are not donors ...
    I can not definitively speak for the two who voted "no" as being organ donors, but perhaps they are not donors due to religious reasons or underlying medical conditions that would rule them out as donors.
  11. by   Neveranurseagain
    Quote from CT Pixie
    I can not definitively speak for the two who voted "no" as being organ donors, but perhaps they are not donors due to religious reasons or underlying medical conditions that would rule them out as donors.
    People need to not be concerned with their eligibility to be an organ donor if they have a preexisting condition. g ahead and sign up, and let the organ donation agency determine if you are a suitable donor or not. You may be surprised that you could still be a donor, even with a preexisting condition. Don't automatically disqualify yourself.
  12. by   NurseKate16
    Quote from elkpark
    Of course -- it's noted on my driver's license, and I've made sure every member of my family knows that, if I'm ever in that situation, I want to donate any and every part that anyone else can use.
    Ditto!!
  13. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Emphatically yes, I am a donor. You can't take it with you, so might as well let some one else borrow it for a while
  14. by   NPinWCH
    Hey, if I'm done using it and it still has some value PLEASE take it before I'm ashes to ashes.
  15. by   LongislandRN23
    I think that organ donors are very special people and giving someone a second chance is truly a gift and a good deed.

    I am not an organ donor due to my religious beliefs. However if it is an immediate medical emergency and I have an organ to spare such as a kidney then that is allowed. The Jewish religion believes that the soul is directly connected to the human body and that the deceased body is holy and cannot be desecrated.

    Hopefully this article can shed some light on my point of view: http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48936217.html

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