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Amen. I checked that box first chance I got and I've never looked back. But, you know, I'd rather not come through on it anytime soon!
You got that right. A bunch of people got pissed off at me when my sister died because I told the organ donor people to take whatever they could use and because of that we could not have an open casket at the funeral parlor. I told those who got pissed off that I'd rather they remember her not as some dead body pumped full of formaldehyde but as the person she was.
you can have them, i dont need them...my box is checked!
Love it. And it's pretty timely as my neighbor's mom died and she was complaining about the funeral home racket - $700 to put an Obit in the paper. Organ donor of course unles science wants me and I'll donate my whole body.
My box is checked, but the conspiracy theory part of me worries that they might not try as hard to save me! Call me crazy!
My wife is actually the recipient of an anonymous kidney. You can't begin to guess what sort of gift it is to prolong and improve someone else's life by checking that box. I understand the desire, when someone is taken too soon, to want to protect the loved one who is passed, but it is so, so important and needed, and will give all the more meaning that their passing meant someone else could live. Thanks to all who have checked the box and those who were brave enough to share the gift of life. Now make sure you've made your wishes known to your families if you did check that box.
Poignant. One of my buddies donated his kidney to his friend's sister. At the time I was a bit taken aback, but in retrospect... why not?
Two comments: To the person who was unable to have an open casket due to donation - that's unfortunate and not the way it is supposed to happen. As a professional in the field, one of the very first things we inform families is that consenting to organ and tissue does not keep a family from having an open casket service. Or, if we think there might be complications of that nature, we allow the family to make the choice. To the other person who is afraid of the conspirary theory, organ donation is only an option after ALL lifesaving measures are taken. I understand your fear, but that's a myth. We often receive referrals that never come to fruition because the patient gets better or never progresses to brain death so we are never ultimately involved.Thanks for listening... :)