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I signed up to be an organ donor but i'm scared. Should i be?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No Reason For Fear!

Organ donation only takes place following death.
Patients are always cared for because of what can be done for them first and foremost. It is only when hope is completely lost that organ donation is ever considered +/or discussed with family. The myth that patients stop receiving care so that organs can be donated is not true.

In brief: No Reason For Fear!

Organ donation only takes place following death.
Patients are always cared for because of what can be done for them first and foremost. It is only when hope is completely lost that organ donation is ever considered +/or discussed with family. The myth that patients stop receiving care so that organs can be donated is not true.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology

In brief: FeArs

As an organ donor, you have elected to do an honorable thing.
Your organs will be harvested only in the event that you are clinically dead. No one will kill you and them harvest your organs - not the healthcare professional - i cannot account for the black market. But the black market doesn't care about your organ donor card. Each donor can give " life" to a minimum of 7 recipients.

In brief: FeArs

As an organ donor, you have elected to do an honorable thing.
Your organs will be harvested only in the event that you are clinically dead. No one will kill you and them harvest your organs - not the healthcare professional - i cannot account for the black market. But the black market doesn't care about your organ donor card. Each donor can give " life" to a minimum of 7 recipients.
Dr. Gary Lawson
Dr. Gary Lawson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Good on you.

You are to be commended.
In regards to being afraid - if you had organs harvested after death - you would not feel it. So many people die in this country each year because a needed organ is not available - i wish more people would consider organ donation. Take care.

In brief: Good on you.

You are to be commended.
In regards to being afraid - if you had organs harvested after death - you would not feel it. So many people die in this country each year because a needed organ is not available - i wish more people would consider organ donation. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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