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Old 12-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #21
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no. but im still not taking the risk, that theyll see im an organ donor and decide not to do everything they can to revive me, but instead focus on harvesting me.
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I signed up as one because I'd hope there's someone somewhere to donate for my family or myself in that situation.

Thinking that your chance of survival is less than that of someone that's a donor is just crazy. If anything, I'd assume when they see you ARE a donor they think "geez wow, this guy has a good heart, lets try extra hard". They open your wallet and dont see the heart symbol so they go have a cigarette before they get started. Thats what I'd think at least.
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I would be a donor, if I could somehow approve the people that would receive the organs. I don't think all people are equal, and I do in fact believe that some do deserve to live while others don't. The first-in first-out waiting list is not for me. Do I want to do donate organs to criminals, fanatics, wall street protesters, and anyone that doesn't deserve to live by my own standards? No, these are my organs anyway, so I should get to decide who gets them.
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no cause when they figure out how to bring me back from the dead, i want all my ******* organs!
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no cause when they figure out how to bring me back from the dead, i want all my ******* organs!
You do realize unless you are maintained in a suspended, frozen state, there will be nothing to bring back. Not like they are doing to dig you up 50 years from now and reanimate you.
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no. but im still not taking the risk, that theyll see im an organ donor and decide not to do everything they can to revive me, but instead focus on harvesting me.
Like Curly, I've been in on numerous codes and unless you have a strict DNR, we will do everything in our power to keep you alive.
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I would be a donor, if I could somehow approve the people that would receive the organs. I don't think all people are equal, and I do in fact believe that some do deserve to live while others don't. The first-in first-out waiting list is not for me. Do I want to do donate organs to criminals, fanatics, wall street protesters, and anyone that doesn't deserve to live by my own standards? No, these are my organs anyway, so I should get to decide who gets them.
There are people that have a harder time getting approved to receive a donated organ b/c of there lifestyle, ie criminals, (real) sex offenders, drug users etc.
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Like Curly, I've been in on numerous codes and unless you have a strict DNR, we will do everything in our power to keep you alive.
and then keep me stable, in coma, to harvest me.
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I also thought to be a donor but after checking my DL its not listed. Guess when I renew my DL I'll have to update that.
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Father had a friend change to donor, a month later after few xrays he was found dead with his truck boned down a hill with few organs missing. I don't feel so safe with who can look at those donor lists.
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If I'm dead or brain dead ie gone, take what you can. Well except kidneys cos they'r sold :lol: , no not really so go ahead and please save some one else's life.

Here they don't do business with organs as whole hospital system is almost free, payment for major operation is something like 150€, if I remember right, I paid 300€ for 3 weeks hospital holiday with lung operation.

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Father had a friend change to donor, a month later after few xrays he was found dead with his truck boned down a hill with few organs missing. I don't feel so safe with who can look at those donor lists.
We dont have donor list's, just card in your wallet that states that one is donor.
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and then keep me stable, in coma, to harvest me.
If that's the best we can get you recovered to, yes. We'll have you on the vent till your able to supply your own body oxygen or your POA calls it quits. Harvesting is something of an after thought, at least in Saints ICU where I'm at.

Selling organs will be something of a Pandora's box, but I do agree with criteria for recipient donors. I don't like the thought of a con who I and my family is paying for getting an organ when a child or hard working adult citizen has to die because of the diagnoses date.
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and then keep me stable, in coma, to harvest me.
And what would be wrong with that? If you are legally brain dead and there is nothing anyone can do to bring you back, why not save another life?
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Father had a friend change to donor, a month later after few xrays he was found dead with his truck boned down a hill with few organs missing. I don't feel so safe with who can look at those donor lists.
Better get off the list so I'm not killed for my organs... seriously though, anybody could be targeted. Not like you have to undergo testing to be listed as a donor. Someone who isn't a donor could be a better candidate for donation. I don't see how this means anything.
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Selling organs will be something of a Pandora's box, but I do agree with criteria for recipient donors. I don't like the thought of a con who I and my family is paying for getting an organ when a child or hard working adult citizen has to die because of the diagnoses date.
Will no one is just going to give up an organ and go under surgery from a stranger otherwise, and we all know the waiting list is crazy. I almost did a live donation of my liver to my father, it was the last resort, but luckily a donation came through. My and family knwos that if I do die, I will gladly donate my organs, I just don't want doctors to know this first.

I bet there's a reducing in con jobs for organs if it's legalized.
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Better get off the list so I'm not killed for my organs... seriously though, anybody could be targeted. Not like you have to undergo testing to be listed as a donor.
Not everything fits in everyone.
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no. but im still not taking the risk, that theyll see im an organ donor and decide not to do everything they can to revive me, but instead focus on harvesting me.
I'm not listed as an organ donor on my license. I'm an RN and both my Parents are healthcare providers as well and *none* of us want to have it on our licenses that we're donors. This doesn't mean that we won't donate our organs, we just don't want it to affect the decision making process of the people working on us in the heat of the moment...
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exactly.
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Not everything fits in everyone.
Of course, but I still don't quite get what you are trying to say with your first post.
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