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lgvincent

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I know I can't donate a kidney while alive, but I'm curious to know if I can become an organ donor once I have passed into the great beyond?
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Well, it all depends, do you mean a Yamaha, a Hammond or a Korg?

Personally, I would go with the Hammond:D




On the topic at hand, I would suspicion that any of your organs that haven't been damaged would be gladly accepted--I am/ was one before I was diagnosed and I have changed it since


Got an appointment today 10/10/03, I'll ask the Dr., was gonna ask about plasma donation anyway--good way to offset the cost of my supplies if it is Ok.;)
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And I thought I had a warped sense of humor! It would appear I'm not the only one!
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(in his best Foghorn Leghorn accent, and with a deep sweeping bow)

"Why, thank you, Suh."
"I am wounded," he said, "wounded, and it will never heal."

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lgvincent

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I like Foghorn Leghorn, although Yosemite Sam is my favorite because he's such an excitable boy! I had an opportunity to meet Mel Blanc once and I was going to ask him to do Yosemite Sam but he said Sam's voice was really hard to do and he didn't like doing it before I even asked him so I didn't get to hear Sam live and in person after all. He did a few of the other characters though, especially the "big guy" (can you guess who?).
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Just got back from the Dr., according to him there is no reason why you can't be a donor unless there is damage from Diabetes--

"Diabetics frequently have trouble with their kidneys as part of their Diabetes, but if there is no damage, there is no medical reason why they can't donate their organs."

there ya go Mr. Vincent

by the way my sense of humor is quite normal, thank you, it's everyone else's that's messed up:rolleyes:
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I was told that you can donate them to research and not for much else. As for giving blood a diabectic can donate with a note from the Dr. and only if all is well (got this info from a friend who is the Director of Medic here in town)

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So even if you get your diabetes under control, you can't donate a kidney? The reason I ask is that I just found out my older brother has damaged kidneys, due to the medication he'd been put on. We both have diabetes, but he hasn't kept his in check very well. I was just diagnosed with mine a few months ago, and I'm doing better, but I need to lose weight. So, even if I dropped the pounds and had my diabetes under control, would I still be unable to donate my kidney to help my brother?

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I'm sure there are tests that can tell the viability of your kidneys. Empirical evidence far outweighs speculation.

And good onya for offering up an organ. That's a true brother.

'Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.'
-Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, 400 BC


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The D E was keen to push all in her class to offer to become donors & be sure it was on our licenses. This concerned me as I was sure she expected us to drop dead soon with D .
I laughed & said my skin would probably be the only part in good order by then, but anyone is welcome to it. She obviously thought our organs could still be of value.
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Well no matter how tight is your control I would doubt it would be taken for the simple reason that we are Diabetic. I would be very surprised if it was used for transplant. :confused::confused::confused:

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Saw on the news tonight that a Philadelphia women was refused a leave of absence in order to donate one of her kidneys to her son. She took time off anyway and when she returned to work after recuperation,she was fired.
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If the organs are damaged, they can still use the skin & bones ( vertebrae ) I am a donor on my license, however, I plan to wear them out before I go. (plan on living alot longer)

As far as donating to a family member, I think that should be discussed with the Dr, & also the family member that needs one, ought to step up & start managing his D better.
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I laughed & said my skin would probably be the only part in good order by then, but anyone is welcome to it. She obviously thought our organs could still be of value.


Hi Lee -- actually skin is very much needed for burn victims. Skinned alive - no; skinned dead - why not?! I was recently surprised to learn we can also donate blood IF the A1c is good (not sure of the number) and we have never taken animal insulins! (Takes me out because of the animal insulin.)
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Hi Jan, Yes, I knew that having seen a burns victim requiring several skin grafts.

Hi Lee -- actually skin is very much needed for burn victims. Skinned alive - no; skinned dead - why not?! I was recently surprised to learn we can also donate blood IF the A1c is good (not sure of the number) and we have never taken animal insulins! (Takes me out because of the animal insulin.)


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Just go for it unless someone stops you. I'm not quite sure about it myself (I'm a registered organ donor, yet have never been in the position to give one yet), but I doubt if your organs are good they'll care. Most of the time hospitals are in dire need of blood and transplantable tissue.

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I suspect that some organs will be more questionable than others. But I do know that as an organ recipient I was given details of the donors and it was up to me to accept or reject the donation. If someone needs a heart desperately, I suspect that it won't matter too much to them if you've had diabetes but no coronary disease. Also, some potential donations like corneas are not likely to be too affected by diabetes.

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