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Yes, take my organs, I'm dead! 42 80.77%
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:16 AM   #1
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Just curious. If you are not and you don't mind explaining with a few words why you chose not to be. I was a bit surprised to find a few of my immediate family members were not, and their explanations as to why just did not satisfy me.

For me, yes, absolutely. If I have a shot of saving a life from the grave, by all means, take anything that might give someone else a shot at living.
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Yes. I've seen too many people continue living nice lives from someone else's "left overs" not to do it.
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It's dumb not to donate.

Corneas, liver, kidneys, heart. Take them, there all good, except for perhaps the liver
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If I'm dead take everything that can be used to help another. I think the main reason some do not donate is religious.
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Take it. I'm dead.
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Take them all because I just don't care.
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Well so far it is very one sided. I was somehow expecting a more even spread. Glad to see I'm seemingly in the majority on this one.
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Well so far it is very one sided. I was somehow expecting a more even spread. Glad to see I'm seemingly in the majority on this one.
They'd change their minds quickly if someone they loved needed a heart and couldn't get it because the person laying dead on the stretcher wanted to stay whole in the casket.
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Take what you need and throw the rest of me in the trash.
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I thought I was but after checking my DL I see I am not. OOPS...
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I am a full body donor. Since there is a major medical school (University of Rochester) and teaching hospital (Strong Memorial) here in Rochester, they need cadavers for disection and study. They cremate afterwards. I don't belive the family gets any ashes, but there may be a provision.

I think the law should be opposite of what it is now. Unless you signed the card and have witnesses, they get to take anything they want. Relatives have no say in the matter.
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I think the law should be opposite of what it is now. Unless you signed the card and have witnesses, they get to take anything they want. Relatives have no say in the matter.
Maybe all welfare recipients should automatically be registered as organ donors as a requirement to receiving public aid--that is after they pass a drug test. Heck, take it further, why not everyone with a state issued DL or ID card. Probably the best way to accomplish it without major uproar is to make it an opt-out system, instead of an opt-in system. Meaning you must jump through extra hoops to not be an organ donor. The option's there, and you can excuse yourself if you wish. Right now, you have to jump through hoops to be a donor, and well... people are lazy.

PS, not a hypocrite and not picking on a certain group. I signed up as an organ donor when I got my DL at 16.
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I am not an organ donor and have no desire to become one.

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I think the law should be opposite of what it is now. Unless you signed the card and have witnesses, they get to take anything they want. Relatives have no say in the matter.
I like how you want to say that you own my body and can decide what happens with it. I am 100% against having to opt out of being an organ donor. It is your body and it YOUR choice to if you want someone else to profit off your body, not the governments.

I am also 100% for legalized organ selling.
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i'm an organ donor, 100% for it here.

but my whole family is tottally/strongly against it, because they fear that if something happens,medical staff may ''not do everything'' to save you if you have multiple viable organs.
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I am not an organ donor and have no desire to become one.



I like how you want to say that you own my body and can decide what happens with it. I am 100% against having to opt out of being an organ donor. It is your body and it YOUR choice to if you want someone else to profit off your body, not the governments.

I am also 100% for legalized organ selling.
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I'd totally be an organ donor if I (really my family) was paid for the organs. But otherwise, I'm greedy. Its my ****, and even if I'm dead, that doesn't mean its up for grabs. Ya'll are just too damn nice.
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I figured they can have whatever is good when im gone.
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I am, but have issues with the processors/distributors making serious money off my donated organs - same with blood. I know there's always processing costs - but a single tendon costs you/insurance several thousand. Can't imagine what an organ would go for...
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I'm not an organ donor because I want EM teams to work as hard as they can on reviving me. I also agree 100% the sale of organs should be legal...it would same numerous lives.
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I have heard that in China they harvest organs from dissidents and discard the remains.

Possible future of Obamacare? Soylent Green?

On another note:You would think the Chinese could use the remains to make us dog food that would be of a higher caliber than what they sent us earlier. Just sayin'
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i'm an organ donor, 100% for it here.

but my whole family is tottally/strongly against it, because they fear that if something happens,medical staff may ''not do everything'' to save you if you have multiple viable organs.
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I'm not an organ donor because I want EM teams to work as hard as they can on reviving me. I also agree 100% the sale of organs should be legal...it would same numerous lives.
I've seen dozens of codes, believe me, we never give up until the end. At least that's been my experience. Is there some fox news article you're basing your opinion on?
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