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Old 08-14-12, 08:35 PM   #1
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Organs donors

Anyone here do it?I am thinking of doing it.But may start with marrow for now
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I have it checked off on my driver's license, but not likely they'll find an organ that anyone sane would want.

A woman in a diabetes forum mentioned that she is only around to see her 6 year old daughter get a little older, because of a liver transplant. Sounds like a good thing to me.
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Yeah that would be awesome to save some ones live>but id sure rather do it while i was alive to see the good it did
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Yeah that would be awesome to save some ones live>but id sure rather do it while i was alive to see the good it did
The woman I mentioned above had a new liver. That one is a bit difficult to do while alive, but I think it would be nice to feel like you could possibly helping out someone.

This topic reminded me of one of those 'people are amazing' stories. A woman needed a kidney, met someone at a party and ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...t-a-party.html

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Mrs Buttigieg offered to donate her kidney just minutes after meeting Manoly Viravong, 45, who had been waiting for an organ for five years.
I guess the moral is, party often.
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If I am dead I don't think I will need all the working parts so they can take what they want. If I am alive, kidneys, bone marrow etc for family only.
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Anyone here do it?I am thinking of doing it.But may start with marrow for now
Not yet. But I have indicated it on my license.

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Haven't donated any yet, but I am on my DL.
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Amish organs are hard to come by. They seldom sign their DL.
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pipe organs? pump organs?
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I have signed up to be a donor since I was 18, and that was 34 years ago. I am a big proponent of organ donation, with the thousands of people who die each year while on the waiting list for a transplant.

In terms of marrow, you can sign up, but marrow donation is the highest match for relatives. For unrelated donors and recipients, the need is greatest for non-Caucasian or multi-ethnic origin donors. My blood bank told me that they have thousands of Caucasian donors with type A+ blood, so the chances that they would ever need my marrow for a non-relative is almost nil.
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pipe organs? pump organs?
Pump organs eh? Dirty
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I know that is checked on my DL. However I intend to live long enough that everything is pretty much worn out.
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I have signed up to be a donor since I was 18, and that was 34 years ago. I am a big proponent of organ donation, with the thousands of people who die each year while on the waiting list for a transplant.

In terms of marrow, you can sign up, but marrow donation is the highest match for relatives. For unrelated donors and recipients, the need is greatest for non-Caucasian or multi-ethnic origin donors. My blood bank told me that they have thousands of Caucasian donors with type A+ blood, so the chances that they would ever need my marrow for a non-relative is almost nil.
If someone in congress or senate needs a transplant they'll yank you off life support and throw you in a box or amusement park display.
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Not yet.
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If you can do it and still post, I'd be impressed....
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Anyone here do it?I am thinking of doing it.But may start with marrow for now

Are you in this for the money? I understand there's a pretty lucrative market for kidneys.

But my advice would be to start with blood and plasma and sort of work your way up to major organs.
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If you can do it and still post, I'd be impressed....
You can donate a kidney or part of your liver and still live to talk about it afterward.
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You can donate a kidney or part of your liver and still live to talk about it afterward.
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Are you in this for the money? I understand there's a pretty lucrative market for kidneys.

But my advice would be to start with blood and plasma and sort of work your way up to major organs.
If the OP is a young, attractive, intelligent, educated woman with no hereditary diseases, there is more money to be made in either selling your ova or being a surrogate mom.
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If the OP is a young, attractive, intelligent, educated woman with no hereditary diseases, there is more money to be made in either selling your ova or being a surrogate mom.
Dayum! You got dat right!

I have a childhood friend with some AB+ or AB- blood type.

Worked in the mail room of a Medical University back in the '70s and saw a posting looking for young men with his blood type to become a sperm donor. I'm not sure if it was a paid position at the time but maybe.

20 years later he's on Oprah with a few of his possible 250+ children.

Can you imagine this guy's obit?

"He is survived by his wife, Susan, and possibly 250 children and God only knows how many grandchildren."
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I am able to ride my bike and contribute to this forum because a living donor gave me a kidney, (not for financial gain). And I am great full!!!
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I figure hey why not when I'm gone. I'd donate a kidney for a loved one if mine was acceptable. I might be getting a donor cornea, but I'm exhausting other treatments first.
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I am able to ride my bike and contribute to this forum because a living donor gave me a kidney, (not for financial gain). And I am great full!!!
Excellent! Miracles of modern medicine!

I was being facetious about the kidney market and the whole organ for hire idea. I know there's a business out there, especially in cadavers, some of it's repellant but some is for good.

I'm glad you are here to testify for the good.
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