I just signed up for the organ donation register.
Just wondering if any other people have, and what they think about it?
Personally, I won't be using the organs when I die, so others are welcome to give them a go.
I do find the though of my eyes being donated a bit odd though.....
I signed up. Didn't check the box for eyes though. They come with me.
No sentimental ********. If my eyes can help someone else see, why not?
I am totally for the idea, but I have issues with the claims that some paramedics let a car accident victim die b/c they'd get a bonus for collecting her organs. But I don't think that is a common occurrence.
Do you choose certain parts when you sign up? Here you just say yes and it's a free-for-all when it comes to what they use.
They can take what they want except my heart.
I don't want to sign the register. Whatever I don't know can't hurt me. I don't want to know/imagine what's going to get chopped out of my torso, put in vans and thrown in to other people's torsos after I die please.
I think it's a very good idea. If you're dead you don't need them so why not help someone else to live. You can help many people, even children who otherwise wouldn't even have a shot at life.
I know what you mean about the eyes, and I did find the idea a little creepy when I was checking the boxes, but in the end I couldn't bring myself to keep my eyes after I'm dead, it just seems so selfish when they could save somebody else's sight. I find it unlikely that whole eyeballs would be transplanted, I expect they're more after donated retinas and other component parts of the eye.