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View Poll Results: Are you a Organ Donor?
Yes 3 50.00%
No 3 50.00%
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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California transplant surgeon accused of hastening man's death.

LOS ANGELES - Allegations that a transplant surgeon tried to speed a patient's death to recover his organs could dissuade potential donors at a time when the national waiting list for critical organs keeps growing, some experts say.

"One of the biggest fears that people have about organ donation is that their death will be hastened if they're identified as a donor," bioethicist Arthur Caplan of the University of Pennsylvania and MSNBC.com contributor said Tuesday. "The transplant community has struggled mightily to allay the fears."

Organ donations may drop with doc's charges - Health Care - MSNBC.com
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:51 PM
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Location: Austin
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No one talks about it, but I'm sorry to say that it's true. You can be an organ donor without having it on your license.

My sister worked in the ER and it's kind of an unspoken thing that goes on. If you're an organ donor, they're hesitent to do all that they can to save you if the chances are slim and the treatment could affect the organs. It's really sad.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:20 AM
 
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Hello. Uhh, can we have your liver?
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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"One of the biggest fears that people have about organ donation is that their death will be hastened if they're identified as a donor
I hate to admit this, but that is one of the reasons why I am not a donor. I always thought it was an urban legend of sorts but with the "you never know" mentality.
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