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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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#16    TooFarGone


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:01 AM

Why thank you......and your avatar inspired my current one.........I never realized where yours was from untill I read it in the avatar thread.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:08 AM

And a nice avatar it is. grin2.gif

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:11 AM

Shh...we should keep this as a secret.

And due to the people in my avatar, and the guy in yours............does it make us enemies???


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:18 AM

Yes. But for now, we'll be going back on topic.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:24 AM

My organs are my own. You donate organs to save lifes, while the hospitals are making a very pretty penny off your flesh.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:42 AM

They can have anything they want; I won't be using it. I have legal documents stating my wishes as well, and my wife knows.

I can't see why anyone would not want to donate; imagine the comfort that your family and friends could get from knowing that you donated a part of yourself to help others, and in a small way were still a part of this world...added to the fact that it is all going to rot anyway, and no one is going to see it ever again, it seems like such a waste to not do so...

Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:55 PM

I for one plan on donating my organs.

I don't know if it's just a U.S thing, but in Australia there are very strict laws about organ donations, which make it very much less profitable than in America, so I have no worries about them cutting me up while i'm still alive.  

Organ donation is not based on how much money one has, rather on the need of the patient.  

But then again, maybe that's just my perception of the AMerican/ Australian medical system.  If anyone knows for sure can they confirm or deny this?

Until next time,

P.S - if anyone ever watches the section "Live Organ Transplants" in Monty Python's Meaning of Life, you might change you mind on organ donation  grin2.gif

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 12:20 AM

I voted for on this, because I'm not going to need my organs when I am dead. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:51 PM

Yep, i gonna to donate, because i dont see the necesity of keeping your organs after you died when someone else need more to live. We are biologic machines in a sense. When you died, its out, and your body start to rot. Use them for a better porpuse.

PS: Anyway, after the extract anything the need, i plan to have my body cremated. There isnt any need to keep my roting remains in the soil.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:43 PM

Yes because I won't need them and if someone else can benefit from my organs . Sure why not. I think it is great. I would love to do this. I would donate one of my kidneys now if someone i loved needed it. So I mean it is all about the person I guess.... tongue.gif

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:44 PM

All I can say is i wouldn't doante a finger nail for 25$
now 25'000 dollars and Up .. then we can talk.....
thank you come again.....

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 01:20 AM

Nope, they're mine and I need them, hence, why I have them to live.  Now if I died and someone needed them, then they can go nuts.


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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:02 PM

Hmmm.... ok I answered NO simply because my organs are probably in quite bad shape with my cholesterol levels off the chart  unsure.gif  hmm.gif so it would actually be harming others to use them...

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?

Anyway, regarding religious reasons (Islamically) the following rulling applies:

1)      It is permitted to transplant or graft an organ from one place of a person’s body to another, so long as one is careful to ascertain that the benefits of this operation outweigh any harm that may result from it, and on the condition that this is done to replace something that has been lost, or to restore its appearance or regular function, or to correct some fault or disfigurement which is causing physical or psychological distress.

2)      It is permitted to transplant an organ from one person’s body to another, if it is an organ that can regenerate itself, such as skin and blood, provided that the donor is mature and fully understands what he is doing, and that all the other relevant shariah (Islamic Law) conditions are met.

3)      It is permitted to use part of an organ that has been removed from the body because of illness to benefit another person, such as using the cornea of an eye removed because of illness.

4)      It is unlawful (prohibited) to transplant or use an organ on which life depends, such as taking a heart from a living person to transplant into another person.

5)      It is unlawful (forbidden) to take an organ from a living person when doing so could impair an essential and vital function in his body, even though his life itself may not be under threat, such as removing one kidney or the corneas of both eyes etc...

6)      It is permitted to transplant an organ from a dead person to a living person when his life depends on receiving that organ, or when vital functions of his body are otherwise impaired, on the condition that permission is given either by the person before his death or by his heirs, or by the leader of the Muslims in cases where the dead person’s identity is unknown or he has no heirs.

7)      Care should be taken to ensure that in all of the above situations where transplantation is permitted, no buying or selling of organs is involved. It is not permitted to trade in human organs under any circumstance. However, the question of whether the beneficiary may spend money to obtain an organ he needs, or to show his appreciation, is a matter which is still under the research of the scholars.

8)      Anything other than the scenarios described above is still subject to scholarly debate, and requires further detailed research in the light of medical research and Islamic rulings...

Edited by LuQy, 18 May 2005 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 01:38 PM

Just to clarify...I'm not talking about donating your organs while you're alive...I mean after you've died. tongue.gif

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:00 PM

TO LuQy:  What are the prohibitions, if any, on a transplant or transfusion from females to males, and vice versa?

Just wondering since shariah laws are very harsh towards women.

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