Are you an organ donor?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by dukebound85, Jul 25, 2009.

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Are you an organ donor?

  1. Yes currently

    66 vote(s)
    55.9%
  2. Not currently

    21 vote(s)
    17.8%
  3. Will be

    13 vote(s)
    11.0%
  4. Wont be

    18 vote(s)
    15.3%
  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #1
    Well are you?

    I am not currently and I am sure I am in the minority
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    I am. If I'm dead, why do I need my organs? I'd rather give them to someone in need, I'd appreciate getting an organ if I needed one.
     
  3. it5five macrumors 65816

    it5five

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    I am. It is incredibly selfish not to be. I won't need my organs when I'm dead, and I would hope that they could in turn provide a life for somebody else.
     
  4. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I am. I figure I won't be needing them anymore.
     
  5. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it's fair to call someone who doesn't wish their organs to be donated selfish. It's a very personal decision and you really can't judge people who don't share your wish to donate organs.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I am. I also donate blood, and I have registered in the bone marrow directory.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am and my life insurance goes to some stranger too. :p
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Just a random stranger?
     
  11. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I am not, I could be, but last time I was asked yay or nay I was still living with my mom, and she wouldn't have it. Idk why, but she would not let me. Now that it's my choice I'm still sort of on the fence.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    Yes, but I'd prefer it if you'd wait until I'm dead. Then you can help yourself.
     
  13. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I am, I would stay away from my lungs and liver though, my eyes work pretty well... :p :eek:
     
  14. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Yes, I am. We had a lengthy discussion about this in PRSI not too long ago. Lots of us were in favor of an opt-out system.
     
  15. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    I take care of too many patients on too long of waiting lists for too few organs. I donate blood regularly and once I'm gone, what's recyclable is all yours.
     
  16. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    My exact answer, except I donate platelets instead of blood.

    And most importantly, my family is fully aware of my desire to donate.
     
  17. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    I will take everything with me to the grave. all my macs, iphones, organs...
     
  18. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    buried with your computers? lol
     
  19. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Excellent point.

    I am as well.
     
  20. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm currently not and I never really thought about it. I'm not sure. For all I know my girlfriend might want to feast on my remains.
     
  21. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    No. It is selfish. You have no use for your organs after death and not being a donor is stupid and selfish. Especially if you are healthy and young. If I die young, I am donating EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. I have saved many lives throughout my life and I plan on becoming a doctor and saving even more. I want that to continue even after I die.
     
  22. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

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    Agreed 110% There is absolutely no reason why a person shouldn't be an organ donor. Unless they have some underlying condition.
     
  23. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Want a reason? Because I don't want to. That's reason enough and you should be able to respect that EVEN if you, in your opinion, think its stupid and selfish:cool:. Sorry if it doesn't support your views
     
  24. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    No. That reason is not good enough. You will be dead. That is just despicable to refuse to donate simply because you don't want to. Someone will die because you don't want to donate your organ after you are dead. What is wrong with you?
     
  25. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Oh but it is good enough. Evidenced by the fact I am not a donor

    Live with it
     

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