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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    It is great fun, you just sit in a weird reclining chair for 20 minutes and browse TSR.
    the thought of a tube/needle that big in my arm makes me feel sick
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    not yet but i had tried to register before. has anyone got the official way of doing it?
    http://organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    And those too. I wanted a cup of tea but you aren't allowed hot drinks. I wish they would have taken more blood so I didn't have to go back to often, I have plenty to give.
    I normally take my own drink with me, I imagine the lack of hot drinks is health and safety related.
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    Yep, and give blood. I think it's very important. You'd want you or your loved ones to be able to get help from this - so it's fair to give, not just take.

    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    It is great fun, you just sit in a weird reclining chair for 20 minutes and browse TSR.
    20 minutes?! I gave in 6 minutes last time
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    the thought of a tube/needle that big in my arm makes me feel sick
    Just don't look at, although it is pretty cool.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I normally take my own drink with me, I imagine the lack of hot drinks is health and safety related.
    When a man need a cup of Yorkshire tea it should be provided. Tea is the greatest healer.

    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    20 minutes?! I gave in 6 minutes last time
    I didn't time it, but there is a lot of sitting around.
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    Yep, and give blood. I think it's very important. You'd want you or your loved ones to be able to get help from this - so it's fair to give, not just take.
    Wise words
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    thankyou

    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Just don't look at, although it is pretty cool.
    still couldnt do it. i cried when i had a blood test the other day
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    When a man need a cup of Yorkshire tea it should be provided. Tea is the greatest healer.



    I didn't time it, but there is a lot of sitting around.
    Where I go there is tea, coffee, water, juice, as well as food.

    There can be, if they're busy. Last time I was in and out in 30 mins, including the part with the iron test and refreshments after!
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    UPDATE: yes i am now registered

    *happy dance*
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    When a man need a cup of Yorkshire tea it should be provided. Tea is the greatest healer.
    I can't disagree with that, tea is a provider of great comfort
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Wales introduced an opt out system recently hopefully England follows suit
    It makes far more sense. Anyone who cares enough will opt out and people who lack capacity are automatically opted out (I hope).
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    Yeah organ donor and blood donor

    Haven't donated blood for a few months though....blehh

    I don't understand why organ donation isn't compulsory, I think the only way for you to get out of it should be down to religious beliefs, but then again whatever. People are so protective over their body, which they won't even realise because they'll be dead.
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    Yes - everything but my eyes (the idea of eyes makes me feel ill, although to be fair, if I'm dead, I'm sure it wouldn't matter much)
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    people who lack capacity are automatically opted out (I hope).
    I believe they are. Also the family is able to disagree with the donors decision if they wish and I believe there's a middle ground where instead of opting out your next of kin is on record so they can make the decision.
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    Nope. Probably will get round to doing it at some point
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    (Original post by Vicky628)
    Yes - everything but my eyes (the idea of eyes makes me feel ill, although to be fair, if I'm dead, I'm sure it wouldn't matter much)
    When my dad passed away he was only really able to donate his corneas from his eyes - he helped two blind people be able to see. If that isn't worthwhile I don't know what is. It's not a nice thought of any part of your body being used, but for something as rewarding as that, and to bring comfort to our family, it really is worth it imo

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    I do think that organ donation should be opt out rather than opt in though.
    Agreed. :yep:
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    When my dad passed away he was only really able to donate his corneas from his eyes - he helped two blind people be able to see. If that isn't worthwhile I don't know what is. It's not a nice thought of any part of your body being used, but for something as rewarding as that, and to bring comfort to our family, it really is worth it imo

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    Omg this made me tear up!
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Wondering how many tsrains are fellow organ donors and if not why you haven't considered doing so?
    Would only donate organs to my own bloodline, pre and post death.

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