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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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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    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

    Here is the opening paragraph.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    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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    Transcendental enumeration.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    pipe organs? pump organs?
    Pump organs eh? Dirty
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Amish organs are hard to come by. They seldom have DLs.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    Anyone here do it?I am thinking of doing it.But may start with marrow for now
    Not yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    Anyone here do it?I am thinking of doing it.But may start with marrow for now
    If you can do it and still post, I'd be impressed....
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    You can donate a kidney or part of your liver and still live to talk about it afterward.
    yeah, I know...
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wait For Me View Post
    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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