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Organ donor horror stories
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mipegg wrote:

Those are retarded stories that you shouldnt believe. Its selfish to do anything short of give what you can after death, it doesnt inconvenience you in any way and can save many peoples lives. Not doing so because of some stupid media stories or squeamishness really reflects on your personality in my view.


Why exactly are they "retarded" stories?
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otakurocklee wrote:


mipegg wrote:

Those are retarded stories that you shouldnt believe. Its selfish to do anything short of give what you can after death, it doesnt inconvenience you in any way and can save many peoples lives. Not doing so because of some stupid media stories or squeamishness really reflects on your personality in my view.


Why exactly are they "retarded" stories?


'Doctors intentionally let you die if your an organ donor', 'they take organs from people still alive' etc etc etc
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Here is a horror story for you:

people who decide to donate their organs after death are sometimes murdered because the donatee's life depended on the donor's organs at the time
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Posted 6/9/13 , edited 6/9/13
I don't like it because your organs are more likely to be used for scientific research or medical training than actually saving a life. But when I was a kid I said yes without thinking about it and have been too lazy to change it for years. I'm in the process of destroying them all one by one anyway. Suck it, DMV organ hustlers!

Also, wanting to keep your organs is not selfish. It is pretentious to think that you can judge someone's personality based on that decision.
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Even though I'm one for paranoia, I don't believe those one bit. I'm happy to be an organ donor, I can actually do some good in life even after I'm dead.
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Posted 6/9/13 , edited 6/9/13
These cases of organ harvesting when the person isn't dead are actually very rare. I doubt that it happens often enough (or if it happens at all) to warrant such a fear. Medical facilities can easily scan for activity in the brain. A simple scan can accurately determine if a person is or isn't braindead. Take note that the primal parts of your brain that regulate breathing/heartbeat, etc. may be alive while the rest of your brain is shut down indefinitely. This still counts as legal braindeath and you are now a "beating-heart cadaver," if I remember that term correctly. It's also a myth that you receive less dedicated medical treatment if you're a donor, as the involved people can have a murder case on their hands if they do that. It's not lucrative for them to take such an unnecessary risk to save that person. They still get paid all the same, whether a person lives or dies while undergoing treatment. They are just adding risk by not properly treating people and will not gain anything from it (unless the person who needs an organ happens to be one of their loved ones, I guess.).

Your organs might be considered for harvest if you're a donor, but no competent medical facility will follow through with that as long as the person still has the telltale brain activity that indicates he/she is still alive. It's the same sort of thing as the 'getting-AIDS-through-donating-or-receiving-donor-blood' sort of deal. It doesn't really happen. Or the fear of live burial a few centuries ago. Granted, a few people WERE buried alive, but the cases were so few and far between that the waiting mortuaries never really did manage to save many (if any) people. Things do happen due to people not being perfect, but it's VERY VERY VERY VERY RARE.

Note: Talking about US facilities. Dunno what goes down in places that aren't regulated well, but it doesn't matter since you probably won't be dying in those places. Anyway, if you took such a huge hit to your body or your brain that your brain activity can't be recorded, it's most likely that you won't eventually just get up and walk away from that on your own. Death would have come soon. If they harvest your organs when you are in such an unlikely state, you won't be feeling much of anything.
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