Is anyone an organ donor?
Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:39 PM
Overall, one of my greatest joys in my nursing career is to hear of the amazing miracles of where organs have gone and the lives they have saved. The travesty of losing a patient is never easy, but knowing that a part of them still lives on, is an amazing thing!
Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:48 PM
Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:09 AM
Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:01 AM
Now the one thing that I did hear from my uncle ex-wife who is an ER nurse, is that the process of taking a deceased person's organs can be pretty rash and brutal. She said the organs are removed quickly and the person's body is pretty much laying there like it had just been attacked by vultures. But I can understand that it's a rushed process because I can't imagine that you can take your time to preserve organs.
Nevertheless, if I'm dead then why the heck do I need my organs anyways? I'd feel much better knowing my "parts" are possibly saving the life of someone in need.
Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:23 AM
Now I have heard of asking for people to vote for their cute baby or donate money to a sick member but this was new to me. LOL!
Love what everyone has said so far. Makes me feel more at ease knowing that if the doctor notices I am a donor she isn't going to call her daughter up to see if she would like blue eyes instead of brown.
Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:30 AM
| Originally Posted by StephanieMN |
Makes me feel more at ease knowing that if the doctor notices I am a donor she isn't going to call her daughter up to see if she would like blue eyes instead of brown.
Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:50 AM
| Originally Posted by KirstenRN6 |
Also not everyone is a candidate for organ donation either, even if that person wanted to be. The patient must meet very strict guidelines in order to be considered at the time of donation.
Also, I think it's interesting that some cultures/religions do not allow you to be an organ donor because you must be buried "whole" so to speak.
Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:52 PM
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