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(Some Guy)   People are willing to share anything these days through Facebook. Oh wait, including donated organs..Well I guess that's a good thing   (capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org) divider line 24
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2013-06-18 12:24:26 PM
How does one share an organ? And how long until you have to give it back?
 
2013-06-18 12:52:35 PM
With all the people waiting for organ transplants, it's pretty unfair to allow some people to jump to the front of the queue like this.
 
2013-06-18 01:01:17 PM
dudes have been offering to share their organ on craigslist since it started...

//this is not news!
 
2013-06-18 01:03:08 PM
I clicked through the whole Edit your Profile page and couldn't find anything about organ donation. Maybe because I'm Canadian?
 
2013-06-18 01:04:55 PM
No thanks, I'm not hungry.
 
2013-06-18 01:09:42 PM
ts2.mm.bing.net

This dude will throw in a book and a frisbee with every organ ordered.
 
2013-06-18 01:11:55 PM
My sis-in-law is looking for a liver. I have a loathsome feeling towards FB, but in this case it could be a good thing if it helps her.

Otherwise between the "God this and Jesus that.. and herp derp"... it can DIAF.
 
2013-06-18 01:20:29 PM
Mandatory organ donor status on a national basis would be a lot more helpful.
 
2013-06-18 01:22:19 PM
Kudos to Facebook for this effort! Maybe this will get the number of folks that die while waiting for an organ down to ZERO.
 
2013-06-18 01:22:25 PM
Wasn't there a congressman who got in trouble for sharing his organ on twitter?
 
2013-06-18 01:29:47 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How does one share an organ? And how long until you have to give it back?


I was wondering the same thing... especially a donated organ.
 
2013-06-18 01:50:56 PM
Friend of mine went looking for a liver donor on Facebook and other social networking.  Needed a match.

Never found one.  Her cancer spread.  She died last year.

/crappy story, bro
/putting on Blasphemous Rumours and cranking it loud
 
2013-06-18 02:15:09 PM

Cagey B: Mandatory organ donor status on a national basis would be a lot more helpful.


How about "No"?

There was an article in Discover Magazine last year, about how they are in such a rush for organs, they are "harvesting" them from people who might not exactly be "brain-dead" yet. Nurses recount experiences of "donors" reacting to the knife.

Not only that, but isn't it getting sickening how we're all regarded as "resources" rather than "people"?

I've donated blood in the past, but even this is being exploited. I will not donate anything more until the doctors, hospitals and nurses all "donate" their time and skills. Why should everybody benefit from the deal but the donor? Without them, you got nothing.
 
2013-06-18 02:18:50 PM

Pick: Kudos to Facebook for this effort! Maybe this will get the number of folks that die while waiting for an organ down to ZERO.


It's just another feel good item that doesn't actually accomplish anything. About a gazillion people have figured this all out on their own - all we need to do is prioritize people who are willing to donate their own organs. If you haven't been on the organ donation registry for at least 5 years, you go to the back of the line. We'd have a surplus within a year.

Unfortunately, a few religious groups torpedo that idea every single time, because their beliefs prohibit donating organs, but on the other hand they have no trouble accepting them.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go update my profile picture to the new Kony one, because otherwise Africa is going to continue being a sh*thole...
 
2013-06-18 02:31:06 PM

ZeroPly: It's just another feel good item that doesn't actually accomplish anything. About a gazillion people have figured this all out on their own - all we need to do is prioritize people who are willing to donate their own organs. If you haven't been on the organ donation registry for at least 5 years, you go to the back of the line. We'd have a surplus within a year.


Ha! Like any self-respecting liberal would let benefit based upon merit stand! They'd have the Supremes knock this down even faster than they've torn down all resistance to their "instant undocumented voter" scheme.
 
2013-06-18 02:31:21 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: With all the people waiting for organ transplants, it's pretty unfair to allow some people to jump to the front of the queue like this.


lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-06-18 02:53:58 PM

Cynicism101: I clicked through the whole Edit your Profile page and couldn't find anything about organ donation. Maybe because I'm Canadian?


This, but not Canadian.
 
2013-06-18 03:18:53 PM
I would not add "organ donor" to my Facebook profile.  It would make me a target for  scam charities of all kinds.
 
2013-06-18 03:45:36 PM
Why don't we just legalize sales of organs from living donors (kidneys, lungs, sections of livers)? It's my body, after all.
 
2013-06-18 04:00:09 PM

sulco: Otherwise between the "God this and Jesus that.. and herp derp"... it can DIAF.


Facebook is pretty much just a list of things my friends say and do. How can you have friends who talk shiat you despise, then blame Facebook? Get new friends.
 
2013-06-18 04:05:00 PM

HAMMERTOE: Cagey B: Mandatory organ donor status on a national basis would be a lot more helpful.

How about "No"?

There was an article in Discover Magazine last year, about how they are in such a rush for organs, they are "harvesting" them from people who might not exactly be "brain-dead" yet. Nurses recount experiences of "donors" reacting to the knife.

Not only that, but isn't it getting sickening how we're all regarded as "resources" rather than "people"?

I've donated blood in the past, but even this is being exploited. I will not donate anything more until the doctors, hospitals and nurses all "donate" their time and skills. Why should everybody benefit from the deal but the donor? Without them, you got nothing.


This
 
2013-06-18 06:13:17 PM

Cagey B: Mandatory organ donor status on a national basis would be a lot more helpful.


Well you dont even have to make it mandatory per say, just make it opt out instead of opt in.
 
2013-06-18 07:39:30 PM

Oldiron_79: Cagey B: Mandatory organ donor status on a national basis would be a lot more helpful.

Well you dont even have to make it mandatory per say, just make it opt out instead of opt in.


No, that's not cool. Opt out is the right model. I would fully support campaigns to get more people to opt in but you can't just make everyone a donor by default.

/hehehe, organ
 
2013-06-18 07:55:42 PM

Jument: Oldiron_79: Cagey B: Mandatory organ donor status on a national basis would be a lot more helpful.

Well you dont even have to make it mandatory per say, just make it opt out instead of opt in.

No, that's not cool. Opt out is the right model. I would fully support campaigns to get more people to opt in but you can't just make everyone a donor by default.

/hehehe, organ


Well I say it should be opt out ( you have to fill out a card to be a non donor),

People with legitimite religioius prohibitions against donating can still not donate that way, but the people that are just too lazy to fill out thier donor card with the current opt in system would be donors.
 
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