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iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" I'm soo glad you responded to this, this makes me feel so much better! "


Yeah, I mean there's unethical docs out there, but from my experience they do what they need to do to save a patient.



I've been an organ donor since I got my permit at 16, and even before that I would tell my mom that if something happened to me, she had to donate my organs.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
16th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Rawks:</b>" I'm an organ donor, and it's one of the things I'm most proud about. My late-fiance was not one, until ... [snip!] ... irrelevant from the question here. I'm sure there have been a few cases where this might have happened, however, it is illegal."</blockquote>




If he committed suicide how did they use his organs? Did ems arrive in time to attempt to save him?

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7158 posts
status 16th Feb '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Rawks:</b>" I'm an organ donor, and it's one of the things ... [snip!] ... If he committed suicide how did they use his organs? Did ems arrive in time to attempt to save him?"


He died by suicide with the use of a gun, they were able to save vital tissues. Emergency vehicles were on the scene within ten minutes of his death (approximately). But they were able to change the lives of multiple people with what was usable. I have the letter somewhere with all of the medical terminology, but the main thing that was donated were parts of his heart for a man in California. He also was able to donate marrow and some other stuff. I don't really know what his having died by suicide has to do with anything though, people die in car accidents upon impact and can still donate. He could have donated more had he not been a smoker with a history of cancer.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22821 posts
16th Feb '13

There would need to be a large-scale conspiracy that goes undiscovered for years and years for the practice of not helping people live in order to harvest their organs for other people unrelated to the doctors involved with saving people.
I'm a donor and a big proponent of donor programs.
What is really sad is that in some cultures there are very few donors so those in their own community have a very difficult time getting the help they need due to not being able to find good matches for them.

mama3trish 3 kids; Ontario 9524 posts
16th Feb '13

We are in Canada so maybe it is different, but my Dad had a liver transplant 13 years ago and since he lived in the same city as the transplant hospital he was a back-up recipient for a transplant-meaning if the person that was suspected of dying wasn't going to live then my Dad would get that organ....and he was called 7 times and didn't get one until the 8th. So my point is that if they weren't trying to save people's lives then he would have got the organ the first few time-considering 98% of his liver was dead and he was on death's door. I believe you get what you give in life and if I could save someone's life or expected someone to try and save me (with their donors) then I will be more than happy to donate.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
16th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Rawks:</b>" He died by suicide with the use of a gun, they were able to save vital tissues. Emergency vehicles ... [snip!] ... car accidents upon impact and can still donate. He could have donated more had he not been a smoker with a history of cancer."</blockquote>




My logic with that question wasn't where it should have been and I'm sorry. For whatever reason when I think of suicide I think of a long time inbetween the actual act and someone finding them. Probably because everyone I know that has committed suicide it has been like that.

beandis 34 kids; Wisconsin 6996 posts
16th Feb '13

My husbands mother wasn't an organ donor on her own but when it was determined that she would never wake up, the doctors talked to my husband and his family about that option. He opted to go for it sn let his mother help others out with whatever she could. I know that the doctors put every effort into trying to bring her back but it was not meant to be. Even if your license says organ donor if your family member who makes the calls says no, then I don't believe the hospital is able to take your organs. The same thing goes if you are not an organ donor but your family says go for it. We were happy to hear from the families to kind of know they had an opportunity from our loss is a somewhat silver lining but I think it all depends on the circumstances of a persons death.