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Forum topic by DKV posted 02-12-2013 08:59 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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02-12-2013 08:59 PM

I have three questions I would like to ask you guys and gals. Here they are:
1. Do you believe in donating body parts upon your death? If yes, congratulations. If no, then please answer the next question.
2. Why do you not believe in donating body parts upon your death?
3. Last question. How many of the 26 people killed in the Conneticut shooting donated their body parts…or for that matter any of the other mass killings of recent?

The above questions assume your body parts are healthy and can be transplanted. I am a firm believer that donation of body parts should become part of federal law and all people that die that have harvestable organs should be harvested and the organs donated to those in need and close to death. The only way to not donate would be via written notice of refusal to aid another human being in need.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.


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#1 posted 02-12-2013 11:09 PM

I have about 45.5 parts that can be used for harvest. The rest are worn out. Any body who wants them, get inline and wait. They will not be leaving my body, until I’m toast, and on the big Viking boat set afire in my honor.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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404 - Not Found

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 11:28 PM

FWIW I’ve got an organ donor card. I don’t imagine they’ll be in great shape in another 40 years, but in the meantime, if something happens, someone might as well use them.

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 11:33 PM

Yep, I’ve been checking the “Organ Donor” box on my drivers license for over 30 years.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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DKV

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 11:37 PM

You guys are great. Did you know that organ donation is the only subject that all religions and politicians agree on? Is there anything else I’m missing? I even think Joe would agree.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 11:38 PM

Every should x the box on the Drivers License. Rather cool renners. Nice vid.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 11:45 PM

I always check the box on the DL…I suspect that any part remaining will be declined though (I am actually written up in a HAAAVAAD medical journal as a cancer survivor that donated bone marrow to his brother). I’m still here as is he. Mine was pretty mild (thyroid), his much worse (adult onset Leuk). Funny in that both were suspected as being related to the old way of doing dental xrays.

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 12:39 AM

Did you know that organ donation is the only subject that all religions and politicians agree on? Is there anything else I’m missing?

You don’t have Jehovah’s Witnesses then?

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DKV

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 01:03 AM

Renners, I said politicians and religions…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#9 posted 02-13-2013 06:23 AM

I have never understood why it is against the law to sell your organs while your alive. (Kidney, eye, lung etc.). Some people need the money and some need the organs…..............

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 02-13-2013 07:33 AM

Not All people that die can have organs harvested. Best case for donating organs is to be brain dead with the ability to be kept of life support (vegetative state or minimal brain activity). The body quickly degrades after death. I have been three years waiting on the kidney transplant list. Many more years to go before I may get the gift of life.

-- Wisconsin Wildcat

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 07:39 AM

I have checked the organ donor box on my DL. Afterall, when I am dead, they aren’t going to do me any good, so why not?

That said, making it mandatory is IMO a very bad idea. How long before it becomes common to allow those who are “inconvenient” to the living to die, justifying it to ourselves that their organs will go to someone more deserving? No thanks.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 02-13-2013 12:17 PM

I’m with Richard

-- Life is good.

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#13 posted 02-13-2013 05:30 PM

@wiwildcat… My wife is going in for surgery to have the fistula (sp?) put in her arm next week, and she’ll probably start dialysis within the next year. Her kidney functions is at 11%. (been fluctuating between 11% and 12% for most of last year)
Her Dr says it could be 1 year or 10 before she needs it, but at some point she going to need a kidney transplant.

We’ll send a few prayers your way.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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wiwildcat

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#14 posted 02-13-2013 06:33 PM

Hi Joe. Sorry to hear about your wife. I do dialysis too. I don’t have a fiscula, I was on temporary short term hemodialysis and didn’t like the way it made me feel washedout all the time. I do peritoneal dialysis now, no needles, no blood, and feel so much better. It is done at night when I sleep at home. Took a little bit to get use to it but I barely notice it now. It is done every night, which is easier on my system.

I did have a transplant for about 10 years. Remember a transplant is not a cure, just a long term treatment, unless it is from an identical twin. Worst thing about transplant is all the drugs you have to take to trick your body into not rejecting it. And then there are the drugs that you take to deal with side effect of the immunosuppressant drugs. With all that, it can be be a better life for most.

If she is interested in personal dialysis, the doctors can do an embedded or buried catheter. That way when she needed dialysis a year from now, no additional major surgery is needed. Something to think about.

-- Wisconsin Wildcat

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