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Atheist Organ Donors

Each day, about 77 people receive organ transplants. However, 19 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs. Be an organ & tissue donor. It's the only real life after death.

Website: http://organdonor.gov/
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2013

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A note from a living donor!

Started by Haggis. Last reply by Melanie Nov 6, 2009. 11 Replies

I saw this group and joined immediately. Organ donation is such an important life-saving thing. I noticed though, that this group is solely about donating after death.I'm here to say, if you can, do…Continue

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Comment by Gwen on September 26, 2009 at 3:31am
:)
Comment by Gwen on September 26, 2009 at 12:04am
A aron ge...calm down! we figured it out, and now we are pulling your leg!! You post makes perfect sense in context. Unfortunately,I was tying it to the post I'd just made, which was obviously NOT the one you were referring to! I'd forgotten about my earlier post! call it early onset Alzheimers!
Unfortunately, most of those on death row have not taken the best care of their body and would probably be ruled out as organ donors based on a IV drug use history.
Comment by Gwen on September 25, 2009 at 2:24pm
Oh, NOW I"M INSULTED!! LOL!! Yes, I AM an atheist, yes Jean Marie I WAS commenting on the fact that it is all about the last few seconds of life, to Xians, and NOT about how you lived your life....unlike we immoral atheists, who believe in the aggregate sum of you one and only life!
Comment by Gwen on September 25, 2009 at 5:28am
I looked at your posts on other threads and THEY all seemed so sane, I couldn't figure out what you were talking about! I'd completely forgotten about my previous post!!
Comment by Gwen on September 25, 2009 at 5:26am
OHHHHHH!! LOL!!
Comment by Gwen on September 25, 2009 at 5:00am
Your post makes absolutely NO sense.
Comment by Gwen on September 24, 2009 at 9:15pm
I tried to give a kidney to a friend, but he turned out not to be a transplant candidate. He later died during dialysis. :(
Comment by Trance Gemini on September 24, 2009 at 9:09pm
Great idea for a group. I'm a living donor (kidney) and can't think of anything more satisfying than giving someone (in my case my brother-in-law) a gift of life. Maybe we can inspire others to do the same!
Comment by Gwen on September 24, 2009 at 10:52am
No, because if he confesses and begs for god's forgiveness, he will be able to enter the kingdom of heaven....so sayith the bible!!
Comment by Gwen on September 16, 2009 at 8:54pm
Sorry, I put that badly, I actually told her that there would be a good chance she would not get off of it.
I remember a fortuitous situation with a (very mature and lovely)patient whose mom wanted everything done, no matter what, even though the teen had accepted the fact that she was going to die. We had explained to the mother exactly what 'everything' entails, and the teen told her mom that she was ready to die, but nevertheless, the mother was adamant.
We admitted the teen into the ICU as she was getting more ill, and we had just happened to admit at the same time into the bed next to her, a severely brain-damaged (from birth) teen. On the other side of her we admitted a chronically ill patient that we were also very fond of. This girl unexpectedly (we were in denial that she would die from this, although we could see the downward spiral) coded, that last words she told me before we intubated was "tell my mom I love her" (still brings tears to my eyes). The mother of the teen who wanted "everything done" got a visual dose of exactly what 'everything' was, in a way that words could not make clear. At the end of the code,we had a girl who had undergone a severe anoxic injury and a room full of traumatized nurses and doctors (not because we'd done anything wrong, it was a patient we'd loved), the mother of this girl was an RN and quickly realized the situation was hopeless and had her taken off of life support. She remarked that she could not live with her daughter in worse shape than the extremely brain damaged child, and we all knew that to remove the vent was to let her die (she had a nasty pulmonary lupus). The mother of the teen who would not let go, spoke to this mother for a few minutes and then asked the doctor to make her daughter a DNR. The girl was moved to a private room on the floor where she could have unlimited visits with her friends and family and her mother could sleep in the bed next to her. She died peacefully a week later. Hope the post is not too long.
 

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