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From kathygnome... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
From kathygnome...
1. What blood group are you?
O+. Quite a few skydiving waivers I've signed over the years have asked.

2. Do you give blood? Why/why not?
I don't much anymore. I did a lot in college. But I did it for long enough to mess up nearly all the veins in my arms, and decided to stop while I still had some left. I will donate if it's a special cause - friend having surgery, that sort of thing.

3. Are you listed as an organ doner? Again, why/why not?
Yes. I'm not going to be using them anymore, somebody else might as well get some use out of them.

4. Would you donate an organ or other part of your body (eg bone marrow) while still alive?
I'm registered as a bone marrow donor, although you're not eligiable to be called if you're more then 10% over your ideal weight, which knocks me out.

5. Would you consider leaving your body to medical science? Or maybe just parts of your body?

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From: ptomblin_lj Date: January 30th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I filled out my organ donor cards and registered for bone marrow, but I lived in the UK in 1992-93 so the Red Cross won't take my blood, so I doubt they'll take my organs either.
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greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: January 30th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow....I wonder if living in the UK in 1996 would make me inelligible to give blood.

I am not an insulin dependent diabetic, so I know that isn't a detriment.

As far as organ donation, I have indicated that I want to donate any and all organs. Let them go to good use...even a blind person would rather have my crappy assed eyes than theirs that can't see at all.

Since Mal and I are getting hitched we discussed our feelings on living wills, DNRs, organ donation, etc the other night, and I was shocked to learn that even though Mal agrees with me on the whole Living Will and DNR thing (my family and I don't want to be put on life support for any reason except for temporary surgery purposes), he doesn't want to donate his organs. His rationale? He says that organ donation is a crutch and ust allows us to dodge the issue of developing technologies to re-grow organs quickly in laboratories. [rolls eyes]. That boy and his wacky ideas.
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