I really don't want to even think about it. I've watched the autopsy video on YouTube and I really wish I didn't.
How do organ donors feel about donating their body when they die? Apparently there is a shortage. It's wierd, i'm happy to give my organs away, but i'm uneasy about having my body hacked to bits and sold off to various locations, or being messed about with medical students. I know it needs to be done, so I will probably just bite the bullet and sign it away. I'm also unsure if it's fair to give it away when burrying my body or spreading my ashes might give my family some closure - which they will so sorely need because i'm so awesome.
Yep they can use the lens to.
i am on the organ register purely because it could be anyone in the situation of needing organs!
and as for the eyes, i do see it as quite 'creepy', but i understand it's not actually the eye they donate?
ahh well, i'm happy to know i can help people beyond death..
I don't understand how you could not. Its not as if they would take like everything and leave you with an arm in your coffin.
I signed it a few years ago, and made sure I told my parents what I'd done, so that if anything were to happen, they'd know what I wanted, since (I believe) it would be up to them to give consent, even if my name is on the register.
Donating organs, like donating blood, is one of those things that to me, just seems so basically 'right' that it shouldn't really need debate - it's a belief I've had for as long as I can remember. You don't need your organs when you're dead, and they can keep other people alive, in the same way your blood can help keep someone alive when you don't need it all yourself.
Interesting, though, the point someone raised about bodies for medical science etc. I guess, you don't need you body either, but I don't feel the same sense that it should just be a natural thing to give your body. The thought of there being nothing left after death is strange, but equally, what else are the body/ashes going to do. My brother is a medical student, and so are half the people I live with, so I know they go to good use and are treated respectfully, but then afterwards, they're given a memorial at the university and I don't know - it would be weird having no where that I could be remembered. Hmm...
I don't know why anyone wouldn't donate, heck on my driving license I ticked the "take everything". I won't be using them any more and it could save someone's life
ive just requested a brain donation pack from the parkinsons society. so no i have no issues f organ donation being creepy