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« on: August 15, 2016, 01:01:22 AM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/health/organ-donor.html

Donors must die in a hospital, so that a ventilator can maintain their organs for transplantation. ďOrgans deteriorate rapidly once circulation ceases,Ē Dr. Klassen explained. ďEverybodyís ideal of the death at home, surrounded by friends and family, doesnít lend itself to organ donation.Ē

Here, two public health missions collide. Most Americans say they want to die at home, and the proportion who do has risen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.

National registry for organ donation

https://registerme.org/

In the United States alone, 21 people die everyday waiting for an organ transplant. Though about 45 percent of American adults are registered organ donors, it varies widely by state. More than 80 percent of adults in Alaska were registered donors in 2012, compared to only 12.7 percent in New York, for example.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 01:02:20 AM »

I want to die in someone else's home.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 01:20:51 AM »

I want to die in someone else's home.

I want to die in someone else's bed.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 01:21:24 AM »

I want to die in someone else's home.

Kicking and screaming?
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 01:28:36 AM »

I really want to die...

                                                       NEVER! >:D
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 02:24:47 AM »

Well, in California at least, your "Organ Donor Card" is your Drivers Licence.
So as long as you keep checking the Organ Donor box on the renewal application form.
You're still an Organ Donor.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 02:43:44 AM »

Well, in California at least, your "Organ Donor Card" is your Drivers Licence.

Same in IL - I didn't think a separate card was still a thing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 02:44:42 AM »

The New York driver license has a spot that says "I hereby make an anatomical gift," space to write what you are donating, and a line to sign.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 04:32:29 AM »

Well, in California at least, your "Organ Donor Card" is your Drivers Licence.
So as long as you keep checking the Organ Donor box on the renewal application form.
You're still an Organ Donor.

An advantage of the national registry is that you might not have your driver's license with you when you die. However, the hospital that you are in can check with the registry to see if you are listed.

https://registerme.org/

It's reasonable to be concerned about privacy in any national registration system. Here's their policy.

https://registerme.org/privacy.aspx
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 04:36:21 AM »

I want to die in someone else's home.

I want to die in someone else's bed.

For me, I'd prefer to go peacefully in my sleep like my Granddad, and not screaming in terror like the passengers he was driving at the time.


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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 02:13:20 AM »

I just took out from the library, Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. It doesn't change my mind about being an organ donor but it does me wonder where all my parts are going to go - not that it really matters.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 02:19:01 AM »

+1 - Harvest whatever you can, then burn the rest - sneak the ashes into some place cool like
Disneyworld or Las Vegas and have a party.

I will never understand the fascination and wasteful practice of cemetery burial.  I've warned my
family I will haunt them if they spend money on anything other then the basic cardboard, a can of kerosene,
and a match.

I do, however, want a procession that wrecks traffic for miles.  My only dying wish is that anyone who
attends, drives the coolest vehicle they own, motorcycle, truck classic car, whatever.

No car pooling.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 02:21:45 AM »

WDW and DL keep a very close eye out on that.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 02:22:55 AM »

WDW and DL keep a very close eye out on that.

I know, which makes it all the more of a challenge!
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2016, 06:03:34 PM »

+1 - Harvest whatever you can, then burn the rest - sneak the ashes into some place cool like
Disneyworld or Las Vegas and have a party.

I will never understand the fascination and wasteful practice of cemetery burial.  I've warned my
family I will haunt them if they spend money on anything other then the basic cardboard, a can of kerosene,
and a match.

I do, however, want a procession that wrecks traffic for miles.  My only dying wish is that anyone who
attends, drives the coolest vehicle they own, motorcycle, truck classic car, whatever.

No car pooling.

How about donating to a body farm?  Why not let people study how you rot under different conditions?

http://fac.utk.edu/



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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2016, 06:44:14 PM »

How about donating to a body farm?  Why not let people study how you rot under different conditions?

I always like the look on people's faces when I tell them I am not an organ donor.  I am a whole body donor as a cadaver (assuming I am intact or otherwise acceptable when I die).  If not, then I will be donated to a body farm. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 07:13:25 PM »


For me, I'd prefer to go peacefully in my sleep like my Granddad, and not screaming in terror like the passengers he was driving at the time.

Make it an airplane for me. Doze off maybe while enjoying a sunset. But no passengers I hope.  :o
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