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katierocket Thu 19-May-05 08:47:20

I know this won't be everyone's thing but for those who would be happy to donate their organs after death just to make you aware that you can sign up online
here

lots of people are in principle happy to donate organs but don't register or forget to tell their nearest and dearest that they would be happy for this to happen.

It's so important and what's happening to poor misdee just made me think about it some more.

misdee Thu 19-May-05 08:52:34

thanks katie.

katierocket Thu 19-May-05 08:53:36

I really hope peter gets a new heart soon misdee

beatie Thu 19-May-05 08:57:54

I've already registered a long time ago but recently revisited the issue with my DH so he is sure of my wishes.

Toothache Thu 19-May-05 09:02:42

Wow KR - I just posted on Misdees thread about this. I'm registered and I hope lots of MN'ers go ahead now too. It's probably something that we all intend doing, but never get around to it.

katierocket Thu 19-May-05 09:44:00

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Fio2 Thu 19-May-05 09:46:53

:0 how thoughtful katierocket. I am sure I have bored you all enough but my sister had a heart and lung transplant when she was 18 and we were always grateful to her donor and her family. A totally selfless thing to do in death

misdee Thu 19-May-05 09:52:17

Want to sat thank you fio, you've helped me a lot the last few months with our online chats. your sister sounds amazing.

paolosgirl Thu 19-May-05 09:53:16

I already carry a card anyway, but just registered online there to be on the safe side. Thanks for the link
The thing that kind of worries me is that it's a decision that is left ultimately to grieving relatives to make. I'd like to think I die an old lady, and my family respect my wishes - but if I were to die young, my husband may not be thinking rationally IYKWIM

debs26 Thu 19-May-05 10:13:28

did this a while ago but thought i would bump it before it drops off the active conversation board

Fio2 Thu 19-May-05 10:24:23

aww misdee, I think you are wonderful anyway and would have loved to have chatted to you whether i would have helped you or not

cadbury Thu 19-May-05 10:56:34

bumping this up. Dh and I registered a while ago.

Gobbledigook Thu 19-May-05 11:01:30

Bumpety bump.

I registered ages ago too.

alfiesmum Thu 19-May-05 11:59:48

Thanks just registered

katierocket Thu 19-May-05 12:43:52

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cadbury Thu 19-May-05 13:52:56

bump

cadbury Thu 19-May-05 14:20:53

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SleepyJess Thu 19-May-05 14:26:30

Excellent thread. DH and I have been on the register since the year it began. Our DS1 has cystic fibrosis.. and the only anwser (one the disease gets to a certain stage) is a lung tranplant.. but the majority of people in this situation die due to lack of organs.

Please, everyone, spend a moment of your time to at least consider joining it... for the thousands every year - like Misdee's DH.. who so deserve to live more of their lives and with healthier organs.

SJ x

Fio2 Thu 19-May-05 14:30:11

my sister had cystic fibrosis too

Fio2 Thu 19-May-05 14:30:51

and cadburys cousin

SleepyJess Thu 19-May-05 14:32:14

There is a lot of it about Did you know (not to Fio who will know!) that one in twenty five of the caucasion population carry the CF gene?

misdee Thu 19-May-05 14:33:30

thats awfully high isnt it? but both parents need to have th gene dont they? (if my remeberence of science lessons are right).

Fio2 Thu 19-May-05 14:34:26

yes sleepyjess, amazing that none of my cousins have ever been tested and my (shithead) father went on to have 6 more children without getting any of his partners tested

dont speak to him btw, i do not appreciate his behaviour at all

SleepyJess Thu 19-May-05 14:34:38

Yes that's right Misdee. If both parents carry the gene there is a one in four chance of them having a baby with CF.

Fio2 Thu 19-May-05 14:35:17

yes misdee its recessive

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