I have. When my son passed away 7 years ago this week, I was asked if we would consider donating his eyes and heart tissue. I didn't hesitate. We've since learned that two separate people received his eyes (a 1 yr old and a 19 yr old) and it's my understanding that hundreds have benefited from his heart tissue. Nothing can erase our tragedy, but it helps knowing that our tragedy can help someone else that desperately needed us.
I think people don't think about it much until it touches someone they love. When someone you love ends up on a waiting list you begin to realize how important it is that there are people out there willing to give.
....that's nice KCC....(nice is the wrong word....you know what I mean) good thoughts and suggestions....i have thru my driver's license........used to be an automatic request, can't remember if it is now.....
It's all too creepy. I have nightmares that they'll kill me to get my organs! No... no... no... I'll do all the good I can while I live. After I die, just burn me and throw my ashes to the sea. But the liver stays with me! Thank you!
i told my husband to say i am not a donor at first, but then if i am declared dead or braindead, they can have anything in my abdomen. i hadn't thought about teeth. i think i'll tell him to donate those, too. i have good teeth.
i know i'll be dead, but the idea of someone mucking around in my chest or with my eyes or bones or brain leaves me cold. i am not even going to be embalmed because the idea gives me chills. in life, i avoid needles. if i absolutely need to get blood work, i make them draw it from my hands, as far from my center as possible. i know it's weird, but i've always been this way, even as a kid.