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    Organ donation

    It has been a bad while. Several deaths, one near miss, just a bunch of (word not allowed).
    A couple weeks back, we got to have a celebration of life for my late boss (2020) and our late coworker and gal that took care of my late boss and then current one (2021).
    At our celebration of life, I learned that signing up on you drivers license (at least in my state) for organ donation, places you on the donation list for only my state. There is another sign up for national.

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    If you google national organ donation registry a bunch pops up.

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    One need not wait to die to donate. We have had family members participate one way or another in Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation. There are also opportunities for bone marrow, plasma, blood donation, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    One need not wait to die to donate. We have had family members participate one way or another in Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation. There are also opportunities for bone marrow, plasma, blood donation, etc.
    I know that all too well.
    While our gal donated 7 organs as well as arteries and veins, in 2019, I informed work, that I may be quitting, if my sibling needed a kidney as cancer was detected in one.

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    So sorry about your sad winter, TMS. Organ donation is is such a selfless act, particularly living donations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    So sorry about your sad winter, TMS. Organ donation is is such a selfless act, particularly living donations.
    Our friends sister donated one of her kidneys to a random young person she didn’t know. She just felt moved to do it.


    Within a year the kidney was rejected.


    Sorry I’m not giving up an organ but I do give blood, a renewable source. Neither of us have given in more than a year though, we were avoiding the second round of Covid.

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    They have to wait until I am dead for my organs unless it’s one of my children.

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    I didnít realize that about state-only organ lists. I always thought there was some huge list for the whole country, although maybe I got that from TV.

    I have the organ box checked on my driverís license, but I guess Iím fine with it as long as my vintage body parts donít go to waste. Give blood too, although probably not often enough.

    Not sure Iím a good enough person to donate an organ while still living to a stranger, although I have heard that if they take a slice of your liver that it will grow back.

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    On the MMM forum, a woman documented her odyssey of deciding to donate a kidney to a stranger. It seemed like she just felt it was something she HAD to do. I am in awe of such selflessness, but I think I could only do it for someone I knew and loved.

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    I would never donate an egg either. Of course now mine are all dried up and don’t even exist. But at the time when I had fresh ones, I can’t think of any situation in real life where I would go through all that medical treatment you have to go through to support egg harvest. And the seal on the deal would be I wouldn’t want my genetic material out there where I couldn’t control it, see what is happening to it.

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