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Old 12-07-05, 12:39 PM   #1
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helmet or not, brakeless or not, make yourself useful...

ok, so the periodic return of handbrake/no handbrake, helmet/no helmet thing reminded me that i've been meaning to post this: http://www.organdonor.gov/links_organprocure_org.html

if you want to donate your organs if you get killed, it's a good idea to be registered in at least one place, AND to have notified your family about what you want to happen to your parts.

(if you don't want to donate, no problem, it's a personal decision, and not everyone is comfortable with the idea.)

however, as the fixie/ss population is generally in better shape than the rest of the population, we make really good donors, so please think about it.
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Old 12-07-05, 12:44 PM   #2
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Slightly morbid, but still a great thread!
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Old 12-07-05, 12:47 PM   #3
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hey, that's what the holidays are for!

(also, since there are more drunk people driving this time of year, more people end up as roadkill).
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My friend back east has a permit that allows him to collect fresh roadkill deer.
Makes for some good eating once the paint and glass is picked out.
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Old 12-07-05, 12:55 PM   #5
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My friend back east has a permit that allows him to collect fresh roadkill deer.
Makes for some good eating once the paint and glass is picked out.
hah! my brother has one too!
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is it true that the doctors do less to save you if they know your a donator???

I am a doner. Im gonna be cremated so no use in organs burning too.
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Old 12-07-05, 01:03 PM   #7
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I just signed Don Walker up! Merry Christsmas Don!
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Old 12-07-05, 01:12 PM   #8
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I just signed Don Walker up! Merry Christsmas Don!
you think he's got any parts anyone will want??
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I am sure science will want his liver...
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Old 12-07-05, 01:17 PM   #10
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I'll eat his liver!
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is it true that the doctors do less to save you if they know your a donator???

I am a doner. Im gonna be cremated so no use in organs burning too.
I read an article in Playboy awhile back talking about how doctors actually do more to surpress brain function in organ doners, making it easier for them to declare 'legally brain dead.'

It was some pretty scary stuff.

I'm not a doner, because no-one would want my organs. Seriously - would you want a liver that looks like moldy old swiss cheese? Or a smoker's lung?
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Old 12-07-05, 01:29 PM   #12
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I read an article in Playboy awhile back talking about how doctors actually do more to surpress brain function in organ doners, making it easier for them to declare 'legally brain dead.'
Really? That sounds pretty sensational. It's not like your doctor can just grab your lymph nodes to save himself a trip to dispensary...or route them to a patient and wait for a tip...
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Old 12-07-05, 01:31 PM   #13
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I read an article in Playboy awhile back talking about how doctors actually do more to surpress brain function in organ doners, making it easier for them to declare 'legally brain dead.'

It was some pretty scary stuff.
except for that whole hippocratic (or equivalent) oath thing..
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how doctors actually do more to surpress brain function in organ doners, making it easier for them to declare 'legally brain dead.'

It was some pretty scary stuff.
Playboy, huh? Sounds like real sound scientific perspective you're getting...wait, did one of the bunnies write it? And then pose for the accompanying photo? "Brain dead" sounds pretty apt in that case...
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i would.... but i'm a smoker. and my main source of income is medical studies.


i'll be lucky to make it for three more studies before they say

"mr. king.... we'll give you $8,000 to replace all of your vital organs with cyborg lab-rats.... for one month. sound good?"

"$8,000? helloooo aruba!"
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Playboy, huh? Sounds like real sound scientific perspective you're getting...wait, did one of the bunnies write it? And then pose for the accompanying photo? "Brain dead" sounds pretty apt in that case...
I knew you were lying when you started with:
Actually, my sister in law read it first, and told me to read it...
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Actually, my sister in law read it first, and told me to read it...
Playboy is generally regarded as having fairly professional and reputable writing.
Seriously.
Oh, and boobs.
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actually, i heard that too. I was just trying to work in the "brain dead" thing (back to the old joke drawing board, i guess...). But wouldn't that be the most brilliant way to spice up the articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association, for example? I think the AMA and Playboy should do a joint issue. haha.
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I know what I'm getting dolface for giftmas:



... great book, btw.
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... great book, btw.
awesome! that book is already on my amazon wishlist.
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they won't take my parts...
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If you're not allowed to give blood, can you donate organs? Anyone know?
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If you're not allowed to give blood, can you donate organs? Anyone know?
Depends on the parts I would think and why you aren't allowed to donate blood
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Depends on the parts I would think and why you aren't allowed to donate blood
I'm technically not allowed to give blood because I've had sex with another man. Go figure.
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