April Is National "Donate Life" Month

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Hot2na
April Is National "Donate Life" Month

April is National Donate Life month. I have been a registered organ donor since I was 16-yrs old and learned about the program in drivers ed. class. Of course it took my parents consent. However, when I turned 18 I knew it was still a program I believe strongly in. Just as I believe that everyone should vote. It is our right to do so and our right to decide. The number of people on the waiting list compared to the actual number of transplants that happen each year is staggering. Unsure about donating your organs to save lives? Don't let these ten myths confuse you.


Donate Life

Has anyone else signed up with a donor registry or program?

   

   

animestrinity
Re: April Is National "Donate Life" Month

There's too much research that people who have organs that belonged to someone else start to display characteristics of the donor... that freaks me out... I'm the only one like me... I'm going to keep it that way... my organs come with me...

But on the other hand, I'll donate blood... O Neg here and the bank LOVES my blood.

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

 

Almost Evil
Re: April Is National "Donate Life" Month

omg like that jessica alba movie! ACK!!!

Isaac
Re: April Is National "Donate Life" Month

uhm, I'm curious as to what research you're talking about....

tried giving blood. hemophobic, blood pressure and pulse rate both where way too high....

Hot2na
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There's too much research that people who have organs that belonged to someone else start to display characteristics of the donor... that freaks me out...[/quote]

so i post this thread yesterday. read your reply anime last night. had never read any research referenced above. then this afternoon, i read this story...which freaked 2na right out!

the part where he married the donors wife reminds me of that movie return to me. love it!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat!

animestrinity
Re: April Is National "Donate Life" Month

I guess I should have specified, that research doesn't mean anything has ever been proven... there just seeem to be too many coincidences for me to put that red heart on my DL...

I knew someone was going to bring up the Jessica Alba movie... all those stories are a bit dramatized... never saw the movie, it's been done before too many times.... but the basic concept behind those movies came from real life...  

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

 

jp
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yep. i have a signed card in my wallet specifying that i will donate all organs that can be used and an organ donor sticker on my license. i also filled out something online. i don't have any family left to notify (in case my wallet wasn't found on me for instance), but my close friends know how i feel about it.

at some point i'm going to make a living will and/or give power of attorney to someone for my healthcare since i don't have any family. i haven't done it yet because i'm not certain what i want done about certain things yet.  but when i do i will specify the organ donation in that too.

p to the izzle
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I'm a donor. Have been for years now. I talk to transplant patients all the time at work. They are alive because some one donated.  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

Hot2na
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[quote=p to the izzle]They are alive because some one donated.  [/quote]

right on!

recycle self

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat!

tlp95
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I'm an organ donor!  If I don't need it anymore they are welcome to it!!!  The liver transplant list has grown tremendously since the HepC epidemic and they are sure it will only get increasingly longer over the next decade.   

 

"Never stand between a girl and her shoes"

"Please excuse the typing and grammatical errors. My brain and fingers don't always work as a team"

p to the izzle
Re: April Is National "Donate Life" Month

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 The liver transplant list has grown tremendously since the HepC epidemic and they are sure it will only get increasingly longer over the next decade.

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There is a cure for Hep C now. My dad went through the trials using interferon. It was hell but he has tested negative now for several years.  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

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