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Jan 25, 2019 19:06:41   #
charbaby (a regular here)
I just watched the end of CBS News. One of the young male skiers caught in the recent avalanche in New Mexico was featured. He was only 22. The video showed hospital staff pushing his bed through the halls as dozens & dozens of staff members stood in quiet attention along the walls. Cory had chosen to be an organ donor. His parents, siblings, aunts & uncles followed their son, brother, nephew on his last journey. The family wanted their son remembered, and to make the organ donation a more common choice. I am in tears for their unspeakable loss, and their incredible generosity. So moving.

Jan 25, 2019 19:18:05   #
no1girl (a regular here)
a great gift indeed.
Jan 25, 2019 19:18:45   #
Earth Mother (a regular here)
I love the respect rightly shown to these people. A sad story.
Jan 25, 2019 19:29:08   #
My brother received a lung transplant and was able to be with us for 5 more years. Because of one person who’s made the decision to donated her lung. I am so grateful for having those 5 years.
Jan 25, 2019 20:05:52   #
My cousin received a liver last night.

She was stricken by a sudden and still unexplained illness and has been in an induced coma for weeks. She was incredibly fortunate as she had a donor only days after going on the list.
Anything I have that can be of use is up for grabs. I won’t need it. Thank you, each and every donor past, present and future.
Jan 25, 2019 20:07:37   #
bevvyreay (a regular here)
We most definitely and desperately need an opt out donor system not an opt in. I carry a donor card and wish I could donate blood which I can’t due to cancer treatment and the fact that I myself had a transfusion in the 80’s. But we do what we can
Jan 25, 2019 20:30:40   #
Candycounter1 (a regular here)
Awwww. I would of been in 😭if I had seen that one.
Jan 25, 2019 20:41:27   #
fortunate1 (a regular here)
A few years ago, a cousin was killed in an accident. They kept her on life support, and finally proved to her immediate family she was brain dead.
They had me on the phone for hours. Once the decision was made, I convinced the flight crew to allow her father to accompany her on the helicopter transport.
They took her to a bigger hospital, before taking her off life support, they harvested all her organs. They went to various people.
This year they get the choice of meeting the people who received those organs, and the organ receiver to decide if they want to meet her family.
She was 19 years old.
I am an organ donor. I figure I won't be using them anymore, someone should get them.
Bless all those who donate the gift of life
Jan 25, 2019 21:14:47   #
deshka (a regular here)
I have been an organ donor since 1970. My sister who passed away was also a donor, but her drivers license was not at the hospital when she passed. They ask me if I would consent to donate her organs and I said of course, she preferred that. She give two people sight, kidneys, but her heart was not good.
Jan 25, 2019 22:13:01   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
A priceless gift.
Jan 25, 2019 23:14:31   #
My youngest son died 4 years ago and was an organ donor. Although we miss him terribly, I am glad that he was able to help so many others.
Jan 25, 2019 23:34:49   #
charbaby (a regular here)
llamama1 wrote:
My youngest son died 4 years ago and was an organ donor. Although we miss him terribly, I am glad that he was able to help so many others.

God bless his soul & all of you. May the pain of his loss be diminished as much as God allows, and may he & all of your spirits be richly rewarded for your incredible generosity. You have my sincerest sympathy.
Jan 26, 2019 07:28:06   #
Rhonda Abernethy (a regular here)
My favorite bumper sticker when I was a dialysis nurse, “Don’t take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them here”. I too am an organ donor. What a great story.
Jan 26, 2019 10:00:42   #
My son is an organ recepient. He developed diabetes at age 10 and needed both a kidney and pancreas after many years. We will forever be grateful to the family who donated these organs. They changed his life completely. Unfortunately in Canada we are not allowed to know who the donors are but we're able to send a letter through the coordinator. And yes, our whole family are registered.
Jan 26, 2019 11:50:23   #
My nephew died at 16 in a car crash and his organs were donated. No parade for him, though. Just a tearful family.
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