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Over 15,000 people registered on the organ donation register in 24 hours!!!!

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sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 12:54:00

wow misdee will be happy

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 12:55:20

How many were Mnetters??

winnie Fri 20-Jul-07 12:57:04

that is fantastic!

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 13:03:37

come on, it needs to be read!!!!

mm22bys Fri 20-Jul-07 13:14:01

With my "new" E111 form (or whatever it's called now) there was an organ donation form. I have been thinking about it for ages, but finally filled out the form and sent it in.

It's great so many people have signed up, but means nothing so long as those surviving the deceased get to make the ultimate decision (or maybe that's for another thread....)

teafortwoandtwofortea Fri 20-Jul-07 13:14:34

that is great news!

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 13:16:17

I think that if someone registers on the list then the next of kin should have no say in the matter, sorry!!!

teafortwoandtwofortea Fri 20-Jul-07 13:16:28

I thought the rules have changed so if you're on the list it doesn't matter what your spuse/relative says? Have I got my wires crossed?

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 13:26:55

aacording to the uktransplant site the nest of kin has no legal right to overrule the decision of the deceased

Tortington Fri 20-Jul-07 13:38:12

i've just signed up

theman Fri 20-Jul-07 14:34:07

"The flood of interest came after Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson said everyone should be treated as a donor unless they opted out."

what a ridiculous statement to make.

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 20-Jul-07 14:36:59

I enrolled years ago I'm sure but is there a way that I can check that I'm definitely on it ?

Ceolas Fri 20-Jul-07 14:37:35

My DH was one of them

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 16:25:39

No it was all mnetters wasn't it!!!??

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 20:43:51

BUMP!!!

EscapeFrom Fri 20-Jul-07 20:52:44

Just done it - I didn't know I could do it online.

Hulababy Fri 20-Jul-07 20:54:46

Wonder how many of these joined up following that BBC programme the other night, showing the little boy who had a transplant.

sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 20:56:52

I watched that on the edge of my sofa, I was panicking when they removed his heart before the new one arrived...

CalifrauniusFudge Fri 20-Jul-07 20:59:03

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sparklygothkat Fri 20-Jul-07 21:01:01

A 6fter, with type O blood and is slim.

Sobernow Fri 20-Jul-07 21:08:20

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winnie Mon 23-Jul-07 09:26:56

unashamed bump

theman Mon 23-Jul-07 10:28:51

"I have long been of the 'opt-out' opinion. I honestly don't see a worthwhile reason not to see organ donation as an automatic action upon death"

what about freedom of religion, right to bodily integrity and of course the age old freedom of choice.the day where one has to actively choose to not have their body harvested by the government is a pretty sad day. as far as i was aware my body and it's organs are not the property of the government/hospital/anyone else and as such they should have no power of decision over it.

Budababe Mon 23-Jul-07 10:38:46

OK theman - when you have to watch someone you love really ill and waiting for a transplant that never comes - or God forbid you are that person - come back to us then OK?

theman Mon 23-Jul-07 10:45:15

"OK theman - when you have to watch someone you love really ill and waiting for a transplant that never comes - or God forbid you are that person - come back to us then OK?"

and what will have happened?why do you think that will have changed my mind? do you think i'm that myopic and self centred that i can only form opinions on social issues when they have affected me?do you think that all my opinions are centred on what would benefit me? you didn't answer one of my arguments, why should the government be able to lay claim to my organs or my body,why should they over-ride my freedom of choice,religion or bodily integrity. what next, will you ban all alcohol and cigarettes to ensure that no organs are damaged or wasted?force mandatory blood donations?

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