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Old 06-23-17, 01:19 PM
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Dad bikes 1,400 miles to hear deceased daughter's heartbeat on Father's Day

Dad bikes 1,400 miles to hear deceased daughter's heartbeat on Father's Day - CBS News

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Old 06-23-17, 01:47 PM
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Makes me glad I checked that organ donor box back when I first got my drivers license. That was amazing to read, thanks for posting it.

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Old 06-23-17, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Makes me glad I checked that organ donor box back when I first got my drivers license. That was amazing to read, thanks for posting it.

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My wife actually sent me this link. Her brother died as a teenager and her mom wouldn't allow his organs to be donated... she was just too upset to think rationally about it. The point is, you have to make this kind of decision ahead of time... and that's what the father in this story was promoting with his ride.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Just received my renewal notice. I'm going to "check" the box, though at my age finding anything of value may be a challenge.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
My wife actually sent me this link. Her brother died as a teenager and her mom wouldn't allow his organs to be donated... she was just too upset to think rationally about it. The point is, you have to make this kind of decision ahead of time... and that's what the father in this story was promoting with his ride.
My parents told me what organ donation would do for others, back in 1972. They were already at the point where they felt it was good even though transplants were primative then. When the state put the "Organ Donor" on licenses in red letters I cheered.mFtrst responders and ER personnel would have the information in hand and not need to wait.

I wish I had known about the father's ride for OD Awareness, we need more people getting with the program and I would like to be in on any push for better education.

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powerful message. love.
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Old 06-24-17, 05:29 AM
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Awesome story!!

"It's about not being selfish and burying things that could help people live or live better lives."

That was my late wife's philosophy. She was an organ donor, but at the time of her death, I was not. I have since had a change of heart (no pun intended) and will be a donor as well when my time comes.




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I'm an organ donor. Had "the talk" with my son (20's) and his wife recently. I don't think they saw it coming but were supportive of my thoughts.
It'd be horrible to be a child who's just lost his/her parent and to have doctors asking if they can rip the cadaver apart. Make the decision and then make it clear to at least your oldest child so that the family knows where it's headed. Losing a parent must be hard enough (mine are still alive thank goodness) without medical issues getting in the way of grieving.
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I have been registered as an organ donor since my undergrad years, back when they put a pink stick-on dot on your California driver's license. After I die, if anyone can use anything, they are welcome to it, since I won't be needing it any more.

I know this might offend some folks' religious sensibilities, but I would almost rather see posthumous organ donation as an opt-out, rather than an opt-in.
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