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Just joined the Organ Donor Register, anyone want to join me?

stevey_p7 Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I'm guessing everyone else has seen the many Organ Donor TV Adverts that have been on lately.

I feel glad in the thought that my organs when I'm gone are going to help someone else continue their life (sounds pretty deep that but thats how I feel)

Hope that if you've forgot to do it then you could register also, it takes 2 very easy steps to join. After all when your gone, what use are your organs to you anyway... just my opinion of course.

From the site: http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/default.jsp

If you believe in organ donation, prove it

Would you take an organ if you needed one? Nearly everyone would. But only 28% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register.

More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year that's three a day - will die waiting as there are not enough organs available.

Please help us to turn peoples good intentions about organ donation into action by registering on the NHS Organ Donor Register.


Thanks, and please no harsh comments if you don't believe in organ donation.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#2
I have carried a donor card for twenty years

Good thread
#3
Nice one :thumbsup:
#4
im already signed up
#5
my daughters friend is 7 and desperately needs a kidney she has been waiting over a year please please join give others a chance of a normal healthy life
#6
joined :)
#7
Should be compulsory imo, or have a opt out scheme instead of opt in.
#8
Goonieman
Should be compulsory imo, or have a opt out scheme instead of opt in.


Yes agreed as we would all Want if we were in that situation, so we should all give after death. My opinion :)
#9
I opted in when I was 18 and got loadsa college mates to do the same.

I have been called up twice even tho scared of needles and ended up on trolley even just giving me blood to be tested!!!

Think I am too old now as over 40 but good for everyone who joins up ;-)
#10
Goonieman
Should be compulsory imo, or have a opt out scheme instead of opt in.


ive been thinking about this, but would this apply to children, as they asked at the doctors if i wanted my kids on the list, i said no, just because they can choose if they want to be on there, as if anything happened would be very hard to deal with
#11
fifitrix123
I opted in when I was 18 and got loadsa college mates to do the same.

I have been called up twice even tho scared of needles and ended up on trolley even just giving me blood to be tested!!!

Think I am too old now as over 40 but good for everyone who joins up ;-)


i didnt realise age mattered to be a donor :thinking:
#12
I already joined.

You also need to make sure your family knows of your wishes, as it is ultimately up to them. I occasionally remind my loved ones that I am on the register and that if they refuse to give up my organs I will haunt them. lol
#13
babyxxxxx
ive been thinking about this, but would this apply to children, as they asked at the doctors if i wanted my kids on the list, i said no, just because they can choose if they want to be on there, as if anything happened would be very hard to deal with


I think children should be on the list too, till they turn 13 then they will have the option to be removed or kept on.
If my child was ill and needed a transplant I would be hoping that she was lucky enough to get one, But heartbroken at what it took to get one. But It needs to be done IMO. I am a mother of 3 and if the hospital could save other children from 1 of mine I would do it instantly.
#14
I'm on the organ and bone marrow registers
#15
I have considered it many times, my only fear is that if you were borderline life/death the doctors would be more tempted to let you slip away if they knew that your organs could be used.. Just my paranoia though. Saying that, I am fairly certain I will end up signing up..
#16
Goonieman
Should be compulsory imo, or have a opt out scheme instead of opt in.


compulsory? i definitely dont think that should be the case...
#17
beth3735
I think children should be on the list too, till they turn 13 then they will have the option to be removed or kept on.
If my child was ill and needed a transplant I would be hoping that she was lucky enough to get one, But heartbroken at what it took to get one. But It needs to be done IMO. I am a mother of 3 and if the hospital could save other children from 1 of mine I would do it instantly.


i totally understand that but i think if my child died them taking him/her organs would be too much to cope with, but then again if my child was ill and needed an organ...i dunno tough one
#18
I'm using all my organs at the mo, sorry.
#19
babyxxxxx
i totally understand that but i think if my child died them taking him/her organs would be too much to cope with, but then again if my child was ill and needed an organ...i dunno tough one


It is very hard, and easy for me to say that now, Just hope I am never put in that situation. But I just asked my husband and he says for children he feels its down to the parents and not each child should be automatically added.

Oh well they can have what they want from me :)
#20
as most of you know i am a reciever of a donor, (cornea). Unless it happens to you, you can only imagine the difference it makes to recieve such a valued gift. I am no longer blind and at my last app was given glasses. In one eye i now have vision as good as anyone else. (other eye blind but too advanced to be operated on).
#21
Yep I was told at 40 you are considered too old unless really urgent but I am still on list just incase! Even tho lungs are shot anyway and will probably need them transplanting anyway unless they pack in first!
#22
fifitrix123
Yep I was told at 40 you are considered too old unless really urgent but I am still on list just incase! Even tho lungs are shot anyway and will probably need them transplanting anyway unless they pack in first!


You are considered aged yes. But with the cornea for a fact they try to match the age of donor with recipient. I am 43 so i would have had the cornea of someone around your age so please dont anyone let age put you off.
#23
I have registered for a while but as long as I need my organs then no one else is getting them.
#24
Thanks, I've been meaning to register for aaages and this thread has just reminded me. Done! Great job :thumbsup:
#25
Ive carried a card with me since my teens but didnt realise i could register too so thanks
#26
Daffodil
Thanks, I've been meaning to register for aaages and this thread has just reminded me. Done! Great job :thumbsup:


Yeah no probs, I was meaning to register for some time too. Glad I finally got round to doing it.
#27
im a regular blood donor, but not on the organ list and dont donate bone marrow, noone is stickin a giant needle into my hip haha

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