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my husband also died of cancer and they were able to use his corneas to give someone their sight back!!! I was so happy, he wanted to be a donor and he was able to give something!
originally posted by: MountainLaurel
No, I don't think that a tattoo can be relied upon in such a serious situation, it's impossible to know the man's true intent.
I lost my beloved to Cancer in Aug. and a few things I learned were that even if you have completed a DNR, the hospital doesn't seem to have access to them, at least not in his case, he filled it out with his primary care doctor. I'm not sure it would have mattered because the doctors gave us control anyways when he was unconscious. I told them to do everything they could, and they kept him alive another 9 days...
I also learned that even if your an organ donor on your driver's license, they still call and ask permission to use his organs. They call within an hour of death and make you answer A LOT of questions, it took about a 1/2 hour. They were able to use his beautiful green eyes to help 2 other people.