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I Am A Registered Organ Donor

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    My sister inspired me to be an organ donor.

    She died at age 12 in a car accident. Mom and Dad chose to donate her lungs, kidneys, heart, eyes even. Recently, and for the first time in 20 years of only knowing the recipient's name, Mom and Dad and I finally met the deserving woman who received Carrie's lungs; it was so...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F Apr 2, 2014

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    For Thirty Years

    I've been a registered donor since I was in my 20's, I'm 53 now. Is there an age limit for the organs? I think mine are still in pretty good shape. They may have to wring out my liver a couple of times, it gets a lot of use. (-;
    Moontan Moontan 56-60, M Aug 1, 2010

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    All I Have To Say Is...

    I'm an organ donor. I'll be damned If I'm going to be burried in a box (not that I want to be burried at all) and let my perfectly good organs just rot away when someone else could be using them. I won't need them anymore. Why not put them to good use?
    IndecisiveWaistline IndecisiveWaistline 16-17, F Mar 24, 2011

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    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    funny thing about this,

    when they asked me i couldn't understand what they were saying so i just said yes...so now my organs will be ripped out of me because i couldn't hear what they were saying... GREAT
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M Jan 10, 2014

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    Everybody Ought Too

    Everybody ought too.  You don't a use for your pieces parts after your gone.  Your spirit will still go to heaven.  Do this for mankind, it is worthwhile
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 5, 2010

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    And You Should Be Too!!

    Everyone should be an organ donor.  You don't have to be a live donor, you can wait until you are dead... cause when you die, you don't need them, don't be an as$hole, save a life. Donate.
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F Apr 28, 2010

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    The organisation of the body is a wonderful

    thing, and if I have no use for it, I am more than happy to make parts of it available so someone else can love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2014

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    My Mom Received A Donated Liver....

    At the age of 44, my mother received a donated liver from a high school senior from Houston, Texas who had received a blow to his head during a football game.  He was pronounced brain dead.  In his family's time of extreme tragedy and grief, they chose to bless other...
    Maria15 Maria15 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    This always seems like a gruesome thing to talk

    about. As it involves slicing people up almost immediately after they have died. I became an Organ Donor as I got my Driver's License. I always felt that after I died, my body could help other people to live, it seemed like a good thing to do. However, I can understand other...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    Registered For Organs And Marrow

    I have been a registered organ donor for about 24 years now. Once I'm gone, I won't need 'em. In addition, I registered to be a bone marrow donor about five years ago. I would be happy to help another person if I can.
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F Feb 26, 2012

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    Just Feels Right

    people die everyday because they cant get the organs they so desperately need and for the life of me i cant figure out why people die with perfectly useful organs but dont donate them for their own selfish reasons. nobody should have to die slowly and painfully when its possible...
    psych9 psych9 22-25 Apr 21, 2012

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    Children And Newborns Are Dying From Heart Failure.

    I'm an organ donor. I have registered to be an organ donor years ago after seeing lots of children and newborn dying and suffering in the heart specialist hospital because their hearts are failing and no heart from donors that suit a small child like that. It's heartbreaking to...
    Choco6014 Choco6014 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 11, 2014

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    I don't see why not..

    .I won't need as soon as I'm dead. I'll let the experts decide what's "useable" or not. I hope somebody can use my organs...if not, that's ok too as long as that "donor" option is available.
    booyah73 booyah73 41-45, M Nov 28, 2014

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    I Am

    i  am a registered organ donor and i hope when i die that my parts of my body help someone else.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2010

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    I signed up for the whole package kidneys,

    heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, heart valves, bone tissue, skin and eye tissue
    xCoinx xCoinx 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Earlier this week I finally registered myself

    as a donor. I'm actually really proud I did. In the first place because I know there's a shortage in our country when it comes to donors. And of course when I or somebody I love needs a donor I hope there will be someone who during his/her life signed up for it. In the second...
    SunshineThruRainClouds SunshineThruRainClouds 16-17, F Jun 21, 2014

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    The Gift Of Life

    You don't need them after you die...so why not donate them? (Unless for religious reasons, which I guess I can understand) Imagine knowing you can save someone's life by giving away something you no longer need.
    HotSexyMom HotSexyMom 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Sad But True

    When I was 12, two girls in my school died. (So did one's little brother.) Anyway, A. & B both were organ donors, and I heard that together, they saved 6 or 7 lives, and improved so many others. I'd like to be that person, so that even after I die, I'm still giving back to the...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Dec 11, 2011

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    Have been a blood donor

    for years, and have carried a card. If the worst should happen, at least I might be of some use to someone else.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M May 14, 2014

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    I am registered to donate all of my organs

    and tissue in the event of my death. I don't understand why everyone is not, when you are dead your body rots and all your parts go to waste...meanwhile there is some poor person out there desperate for a kidney or a heart or whatever. Individual beliefs or taboos are not more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 12, 2014

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    I'm Registered

      I'm a registered organ donor.  My cousin was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2005.  She did the whole dialysis thing and was on the list for a kidney.   Fortunately her god mother was a match and was able to give her a kidney.  It...
    SHESSOFUN SHESSOFUN 36-40, F Nov 25, 2009

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    I'm a big believer in this.

    I have a family member whose life was saved by an organ donation. But, am I the only one that gets a kick out of the term "organ donor"? I got a donation a'ight. Heh, heh, heh.
    iRant iRant 46-50, M Apr 2, 2014

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