Are you an organ donor?

  1. 0 Well, are you?
  2. Poll: Are you an organ donor?

    • Yes

      78.99% 109
    • No

      21.01% 29
    138 Votes
  3. Visit  LPNweezy profile page

    About LPNweezy

    LPNweezy has '1' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC'. From 'Florida'; 23 Years Old; Joined Feb '11; Posts: 317; Likes: 422.

    41 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  elkpark profile page
    7
    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. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
    2
    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.
    TinyHineyRN and LPNweezy like this.
  6. Visit  Neveranurseagain profile page
    22
    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. Visit  elkpark profile page
    0
    I'm curious about the rationales of the two people so far who have indicated they are not donors ...
  8. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    5
    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.
    OkieeRN, Jessy_RN, caregiver1977, and 2 others like this.
  9. Visit  transplantlife profile page
    17
    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.
    MaryAnn_RN, OkieeRN, diva rn, and 14 others like this.
  10. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
    4
    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. Visit  Neveranurseagain profile page
    0
    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. Visit  NurseKate16 profile page
    0
    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. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
    4
    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. Visit  NPinWCH profile page
    2
    Hey, if I'm done using it and it still has some value PLEASE take it before I'm ashes to ashes.
  15. Visit  LongislandLPN profile page
    3
    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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