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Do you plan on becoming an organ donor?

Yes I do. What use do I have for my kidneys after I am dead anyway? I think it is the most wonderful gift you can give another human being, the chance to keep on living even after you have passed on.

Maggie, 20
Sandwich,
IL USA

I had always planned on being an organ donor, but my two bouts with cancer have made my organs a dubious gift and cataract operations have put the kibosh on cornea donations. I'm investigating the possibilities of becoming a cadaver.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

yes, I do

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

Yes. I have the sticker on my drivers license and my family knows my wishes.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

Yes, my driver's license says so and my family concurs.

Jane, 60
West Linn
,
OR  USA

it really is the right thing to do.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Already am-have a cute little heart w/ a "Y" in it on my license.

Angela, 16
Aiken
, SC    USA

Not really. Humans are overpopulated already, so unless a specific person I care about needs an organ, I don't see a good reason to donate. Sounds selfish, I know, but it's not.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

Not right away (that came to mind pretty quick). It isn't something I've thought of much. I'm a little because I've heard stories (which may be just that) of people who could have been saved but mysteriously faded away for the convenience of someone else and I'm well aware of my networth. I guess I'll find out how I feel about it when it comes time to renew my license.

Alias Irrelevante

I'm listed to be one on my driver's license, and I've told my family my intentions, so hopefully.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

already am...checked it off on my license and family knows my wishes

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ   USA

I have a lot of issues to deal with in that respect, most of the time the person has damaged their own organs, so probably not.

Melodi, 19
Hlliard
, OH  USA

I haven't decided yet. There is something unsettling about having your organs running around everywhere, even though your dead. But at the same time, it would be cool to have your organs still running around everywhere, even though your dead. I'm sure it helps alot of people, but sometimes, I think I'd want to keep it all together.

Lisa J., 22
TN   USA

I'm not trying to be flippant but I don't think they'd want them. I'm slightly anemic and have had scarring to my heart and lungs. My kidneys malfunctioned during pregnancy and I don't know the exact amount of permanent damage there, if any. I think it's a wonderful thing and if I thought my organs were worthy, I'd donate them.

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

Yes.

Kim, 30
New York
, NY   USA

I am an organ donator!

Jason, 21
Oneanta
, NY   USA

Yes, for sure! If I was dead, why would I need my organs anymore? I might as well put them to good use.

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

definitely. if im dead, i certainly dont need the parts anymore, so why not save someone else..

Jenn, 18
Milwaukee
, MI   USA

Yes, except for my eyes. I'm not going to need those parts; I plan on being cremated anyways, and I'd like to know that I've managed to save a child's life (or anyone's life for that matter)!

Katie2, 18
Detroit
, MI   USA

Yes, I won't be needing them....

Adrianne, 15
FL   USA

no...not yet. ouch.

Anjel, 19

Absolutely. My driver's license says so and other than giving birth, it is the most profound gift of life you can give another.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

if it presented itself at the right moment and my gut told me to do it...yeah

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

yup. . .I have it on my driver's license and I've told all my friends and relatives that this is my intention. . . .(after I'm dead). . If there is a need for one of my organs between now and my death I'd be happy to give to. . .I give plasma twice a week as a regular supplement to my income. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles
, CA  USA

Yes, I turned 18 last week, and I made sure to sign my drivers liscence. If you cannot live any longer, why not give someone else a chance.

Sarah S., 17
Ithaca
, NY   USA

I already am. I didn't have much say in the matter though - my mother decided from birth that if I ever died then my organs would be put to good use. Not really the way that you want to talk about your new born kid, but I don't mind.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff  ENGLAND

Absolutely. I mean, I won't be needing them anymore.........

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

Yes, the can use whatever they can. Except I have a problem with taking my skin, they can have the organs.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

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