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Are you an organ donor?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Pura Vida, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mighty powerful...........


    One of the richest and most powerful men in Brazil, Thane Chiquinho Scarpa, announced plans to bury his million-dollar Bentley, so he could drive around his afterlife in style. He received lots of media attention, mostly negative and was severely criticized for the extravagant gesture and wasting of a precious commodity. Why wouldn’t he donate the car to charity? How out of touch with reality is this guy? were some of the questions!
    But, there’s a twist.
    Moments before lowering the car in the ground prepared for the burial of his Bentley, he declared he wouldn't bury his car and then revealed his motive for the drama: Just to create awareness for organ donation.
    “People condemn me because I wanted to bury a million dollar Bentley, in fact most people bury something a lot more valuable than my car,” Scarpa said during a speech at the ceremony. “They bury hearts, livers, lungs, eyes, kidneys. So many people waiting for a transplant and you bury your healthy organs that could save so many lives!”
     
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  2. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Way too many personal, social, religious and political questions arise outta that.
     
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  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    I would if I could but I can't so I shan't.

    Really my kidneys are damaged my heart is 69 years old as are all my other organs and I have an autoimmune disease I would pity any one who had to rely on me for spare parts.
     
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  4. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I am. No idea how much use I'll be, but yes.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I've had an organ donor card for many years, but i do wonder now whether my innards would still be re-usable since I'm now well past my sell by date...

    I used to work with a girl whose brother had had 2 replacement kidneys, and another who'd had a life saving liver transplant, which made me even more aware of the importance of doing this.
     
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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Mind you not withstanding my previous post I will add that they are welcome to any bits that are useful.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not so far, and hopefully not for a good while longer :bag:
     
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  10. enzina

    enzina LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be an organ donor, signed up about 30 years ago but five years ago i have decided to donate the body to medical science for anatomical examination.
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I signed up for it decades ago. But now with my age and my medical problems I don't see any chance that something would be usable.
     
  12. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure that they'd want anything of mine, I'm pretty sure everything must be sugar coated by now (if nothing else) after at least a couple of decades of very bad control.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Please consider even if you think your bits are worn out and of no use, my friend lost her husband last year to a massive heart attack, he was diabetic also with other issues not related to diabetes. She got a letter to say her husband had helped 14 people! Also anything that is considered not suitable for donation/transplant is used for research into diseases and medicines.

    This is what changed my mind and by strange coincidence my card came through this morning :)
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm in two minds about what would be the best utilisation of my body, organ donation or medical chop research. Still don't know, a waste to be burnt, defo not burial so how to make the decision is very hard.
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am happy to be recycled but sadly not ' One careful lady owner' so will probably opt for the junk yard for scrap aka letting medical students study it.
    Seriously it is an option and our future doctors need bodies to understand anatomy so it seems a moral purpose to me.
     
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  16. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    And that of course if accepted would mean no funeral costs.:)
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Thinking about that if you've donated most of your body parts would you get a discount at the funeral directors.
     
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  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have had a organ donor card for many tears, I do not think I have many bits that they can use as most of them are wearing out.
     
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