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Poll: Do you plan to donate your organs? (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you plan to donate your organs?

  1. Yes. (21 votes [65.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.62%

  2. No. (8 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. I don't know. (3 votes [9.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

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#1    Wings of Selkhet

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

I watched a 20/20 news special a few years back on organ donation and the severe need for organs here in the U.S....they paid people $25 at the DMV to check the "organ donation" box on their driver's license, and people were suddenly more willing to donate their organs...without the $25, people would simply say 'no' to donating their organs.

I personally find it incredibly immoral to refuse to donate your organs...I think it's simply another example of how selfish and self-centered humans can truly be. When people tell me they don't want to donate their organs, I have to try hard not to scream at them. I think it's sick. I don't know why I have such a strong stance on this issue...

Anyway, a lot of people seem to have religious reasons for not donating their organs. I still don't quite understand the validity of these. Does anyone here have any insight to offer into the religious aspects of organ donation?


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:43 PM

Ahh!  I voted wrong. sad.gif  I AM planning to donate.  I thought the question was the same as the title: "Any religious concerns about donating?".

So anyway, the 'No' is supposed to be a yes. Stupid...stupid...stupid... no.gif

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:45 PM

I'll change your vote for you JennRose. original.gif


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE(BurnSide @ May 11 2005, 01:45 PM)
I'll change your vote for you JennRose. original.gif

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Thanks, Burns.  This is a really important issue to me, so I felt like such a rube. blush.gif

Good topic, Selkhet!  grin2.gif

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:55 PM

please change mine to a 'yes' as well.  I neglected to find the actual title of the poll.

I am, and have been, an organ donor for years.  Not to say I've donated my organs, but I figure if I'm dead, I really won't need my gizzards anymore.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:29 PM

Well I voted No and ment it.  I don't plan on donating them...  I can't.... heh nothing religious, it's all medical.



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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:31 PM

Changed yours to JMPD1. original.gif


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:32 PM

Burnside's such a sweety... I could just eat him up! >D

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:43 PM

Thank ye burnside.

And I thought the cannibalism thread was in the bizarre news section......

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:45 PM

The zombie outbreak?
It was a joke, i loved it to the jokes section. original.gif


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:09 PM

If i'm deceased...... other than that I don't want to have an operation......... it's not selfish people just worry about what will happen later...... what if they have a failed kidney or something... they're gonna need the other one, lol  tongue.gif

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:21 PM

well... i am not an organ or blood donor. it has nothing to do with any religions.  I do not welcome the opening of the body via butchery, either to give or receive.  We make ourselves into contianers of replacable parts, more like organic machines.  If the body can not heal itself, then you die.  Sounds like a hard stance, but i live by and will die by it.


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:46 AM

One reason why I say No....

Lets say I get in a bad wreck, and I have no pulse. The doctors may be more interested in my organs than my life. (more organs, more money)  I don't want them to start taking my organs out untill they know damn good and well that I'm dead, and that I can't be revived.

Does this have anything to do with my religion? No.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:51 AM

Quite the misleading question................

As for weither I have any religious problems with it...no.

As for myself donating.............I dont know.

Burnside, will you be extremly kind and change my vote to I dont know....and better yet...........change the thread name, so it actually reflects the question asked?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:58 AM

laugh.gif I think that's a good idea. Seems to be alot of confusion about.
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