28 March, 2012

I am, are you?

For many years now, I have mentioned to TF and the family, that should anything happen to me, that they must please donate my organs. I know a lot of people have different opinions or beliefs around this subject, but for me, it's something I strongly believe in.

I never really considered actually registering with the Organ Foundation though, because, well everyone around me kinda knows my wishes. But towards the end of last year, I saw this campaign:
...and it just made me get up and register, make it official. 

Within a few days of registering, I received my membership pack in the mail. It contains two cards, which clearly stand out in your wallet, and stickers for your ID book and your drivers licence. So, I am now proudly displaying my 'I am an organ donor' message everywhere...
A bit of a morbid subject, I know, but I am so glad it's done. For me it's about peace of mind.

So if you do support Organ Donation...go get registered.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

I am already registered. I read a girls blog a couple of years ago who was waiting for and then received a lung transplant.

I also had just told everyone what I wanted but after reading her story I registered.

Bo said...

I've been a donor for over 10 years after I was diagnosed with my bowel disease. It's funny. Once you realise how important your organs are and how you can easily lose them, you start appreciating them more. Unfortunately on my donor record, all my organs are for donation, except my dodgey bowel! LOL! No one would want it!

Lea White said...

It says I am on my driver's license. But I must look into it some more I think!

family stone said...

I have never really thought about it, BUT the campaign video has made me think.

I will definately go and check the website.

Louisa said...

I always liked the idea of being an organ donor...

I've heard that in SA your family still get to say no even if that was your wish because they have to pay for the operation to harvest the organs if they agree. Do you know if this is true? (something to do with the law against selling tissue which makes that the receiver cannot pay for the donor's operation or something along those lines).

kbd said...

I have a friend here in the States who's sister didn't get a new liver quickly enough (she had been sick since her early childhood). Its heartbreaking and if it doesn't conflict with your beliefs, its just an easy way to make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives.

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