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I Am An Organ Donor

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    Seemed Like a Pretty Easy Choice, Really... - I most certainly don't intend to be using 'em after I get going, and this way some part of me sticks around to be of help to someone...
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar 16-18, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    Final Gift - I am proud to affix my little organ donor sticker to my health card. If there is something I can give of myself once I no longer need it, to change or save someone's...
    Astroluxgal Astroluxgal 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    As Soon As I Am Legally Independent... - Right now my 'rents don't agree with this. They have something against donating your organs - not the people, but the act itself. My mum in...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2007

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    Dixon - June 19th 2009. My 17 year old son was in an ATV accident. He went off the back of a 4wheeler and hit the back of his head. He was taken by ambulance to the local hospital...
    navymom13 navymom13 41-45 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    A Small Price To Pay - My husband and I both chose to be organ donors. When he passed it was necessary to have a conversation with the donor group that night answering numerous...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    When I was little I played summer league softball with a bunch of girls from my school. My couch was the dad of one of my teammates. He would take us for ice cream after every home...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F Dec 10, 2013

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    My Logic On It... - Well...you know, if I'm dead, I can't really say I'd need them anymore.  There's no point in letting them rot if they could save someone's life or improve...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    I am an organ donor. I believe its the right thing to do. I don't understand why more people aren't organ donors. It could save someone's life, and its not like we can take them...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Condolences and Thanks to the Donor and Family - First and foremost, I want to say I am so very sorry that the donor lost their life. This was an otherwise healthy person that lost...
    lorithelioness lorithelioness 36-40, F 13 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    Organ Donor :) - I signed up to be an organ donor as soon i was old enough to do so. I feel that if im gone i don't need my organs any more and they should be donated to help save...
    aussiechick92 aussiechick92 18-21, F Jul 14, 2012

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    A Plea - I've been an organ donor for three years and during these years I've met so many people whi disapproved of it for reasons like "It's just ... eeerr... I don't know...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    Paying The Piper So To Speak - I see it as my debt to the universe.  If my vessel for navigating the universe is of use to another soul, then it is theirs, for we are fellow...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    You Can Have It! - I won't need it.  Shot, if there is anything left that is good....go for it! I have been the recipient of donated bone!  when I had my disc surgery...
    forceofnature forceofnature 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Paying The Piper So To Speak - I see it as my debt to the universe.  If my vessel for navigating the universe is of use to another soul, then it is theirs, for we are fellow...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F Jun 25, 2010

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    Bone, Tissue, Body Parts & Organ Harvesting Must Be Regulated To Be Safe! - CONFIDENTIAL RE: Body Parts Scam To Whom It May Concern: I was fired and banned several years ago...
    elvisguy elvisguy 31-35, M Apr 6, 2011

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    Its something I have always agreed to and as a human being wants my death to be able to offer life to others. Its a personal subject and everyone is entitled to their own opinions...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M Mar 2

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    Why Not? - Been an organ doner for 5 years now. I don't see why any viable organs (perhaps not the liver) shouldn't be salvaged and used if able to save a live, even for a little...
    twiddlingmythumbs twiddlingmythumbs 18-21, F Jul 25, 2010

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    I am an organ donor. I also informed my family, that because I want to be cremated, that anything that can be donated, should be donated.
    AlyAngel AlyAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    Mason'S Story - There are currently over 110,00 people waiting for an organ donation. The largest group waiting is from 18-49 years of age. An average of 18 people die each day...
    hkolb hkolb 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    Why Not? - I mean, once I die, I'm not going to need them anyway, right? So take what you need, maybe it will help someone else.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2009

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    And I Tell People I Am - Yesterday I was at the DMV and I saw a poster that showed a persons Drivers License and it had arrows pointing to the little sticker dot in the corner it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 23, 2009

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    My Mom Needs Me, But I Can't Help Her - My mom has renal kidney failure. She needs a kidney & a pancreas. I would've gladly have given her a kidney in a heartbeat, but I don't have...
    rainbowbrat09 rainbowbrat09 22-25, F Sep 7, 2012

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    First off im a blood donor. I actually haven't donated an organ yet. Im a card carrying organ donor. The idea of donating organs while im alive makes me nervous, not gonna lie. I...
    LegionIscariot LegionIscariot 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    Yep... I Donate - my organ to any woman who wants it! OMG, I'm sooooo not serious. If you only knew how picky I was in that regard. BUT... I am an organ donor, and I think it's...
    ALLEVERWNTD ALLEVERWNTD 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    Organ Donor - me to if they arent to worn out from old age LOL they tell me they arent guess I wont know for sure LOL
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 10 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Hello, Im A Mom Whos Son By The Grace Of Dr Kirkland And God Is A 8 Year Heart Transplant Survivor - hello, my name is carie my son is a 8 year heart transplant survivor. dr...
    carie2funny carie2funny 46-50 Dec 20, 2010

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    Saved 6 Lives - It's not really my story but a story of my friend's. He isn't able to tell it since he's been gone now for almost 9 months.He was in the hospital on life support...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Donation - If you’re brain-dead by accidents: Your eyes can continue to see By being placed in one who needs, And live for another life-time! Your heart can continue to beat In...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Of Course - And unless it is a religious choice it should be a compulsory thing. Organ donations save lives.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 12, 2010

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    Do U Need O+ Kidney? I Am Here From Uk - I am male age of just over 30, married and fed up with this life! I was living my life happiely but since iv got married I have started...
    abcapu abcapu 31-35, M Apr 9, 2012

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    I have opted to be a donor in the event of my death, although I don't believe I can give blood due to medication i had taken in the past. Not sure if that has changed.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    Take What You Will! - For the most part of my life, I've always been a blood donor - pretty much every 8-10 weeks I'll give. I have a slew of t-shirts from these guys! Here is my...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    A Wurlitzer - Got sick of having it around cluttering up the house.  Gave it to a punk band starting up.  They do a tasty version of Louie Louie with it.
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    It Can Give a Life After Death - I became a donor after reading a newspaper article about a i think a 6 year old girl that needed a heart transplant but there were not enough...
    beautyfromdestruction beautyfromdestruction 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2009

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    Organ Donor - A long time ago, I wanted to sign my medicare card and wanted to donate my organs when I pass.  A few told me I was crazy.  I never signed and I don't know if I...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    They Can Have Everything...... - except my eyes, face and hair. These are just things I can't give up for certain reasons but everything else can go.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2007

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    I Believe It Is Important To Say "yes" To Being An Organ Donor - Dear Person With the Small Cooler, Please make sure I am completely finished with my organs before taking...
    puddinntame puddinntame 41-45, F Jan 14, 2012

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    Givin' Everything Away - I always wanted to become a donor, but this time, I finally can, I will give everything away after I die, I don't need it, I don't want to have it. What's...
    Winterbass Winterbass 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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    Mason'S Story - There are currently over 110,00 people waiting for an organ donation. The largest group waiting is from 18-49 years of age. An average of 18 people die each day...
    hkolb hkolb 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    Help Others Live - I am an organ donor. I am completely supportive of donating your organs when you die. I think there is no reason to put perfectly good organs in the ground to...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    Easy Choice - I got myself registered as an organ donor as soon as I turned 18. When I die, I'm either going to be cremated or rot away in the earth, so I don't see what I'll be...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    Hopefully - They are not all shriveled up and unusable by the time I get done with them.... And if they are, may science learn more about the human body and the effects of a fun...
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman 31-35, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Needed - why would you not be an organ donor? i mean if you die and you are a rare blood type it would be saving another life to share what you are already giving up. everyday...
    blackspiderlily blackspiderlily 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    Give And Take - i just believe that if you'd be willing to take an organ for yourself or a loved one to survive, you should be willing to give yours when the time comes.
    sophiegracious sophiegracious 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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    What Else Am I Going To Do With Them When I'm Gone? - I don't understand why someone wouldn't be an organ donor...Once you're dead, you're not going to need them anymore...I've...
    BraveAndCrazy BraveAndCrazy 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    Repo Men - Never really thought about it but yeah I guess I'm an organ donor. Now you got me all paranoid and constantly looking over my shoulder for men dressed in black out to...
    Rhysen Rhysen 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    19kd Tx June 4th 1987 - In 1987 my husband and i got a shock his kidneys failed. We had three children and i was not working. MY husband needed a kidney transplant and it had to...
    gramasanden gramasanden 56-60 Mar 11, 2011

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    Donor. - Proud card carrying organ donor as soon as I was old enough. I had a friend who passed away way too young, but hearing that her organs had saved a heap of people. Well it...
    aussie003 aussie003 18-21, F Apr 1, 2013

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    Sad Children With Inflamed Livers - Conveniently enough, the day I got my learner's permit  was also the day we had a speaker come and talk to my class about organ...
    VolensVivarium VolensVivarium 19-21, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2008

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    My Story For Organ Donating - I signed up a few months ago to be an Organ Donor.  Before I signed up I was nervous about the whole thing. I never really had to deal with death...
    reneehourigan reneehourigan 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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