posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by charles1952
Is it impossible that there might be a conversation like this in the head of the first medic to the scene "Man, even if he makes it through
this, which is really doubtful, he's going to have a tremendously painful life. It looks like he's got a lot of good organs though. His license says
he's a donor. He'll never feel it if I just stop his breathing."
I've heard this same horror scenario way too many times, from way too many medical professionals. Unfortunately, you are right on the money, and if
they don't think you will have a good quality of life, or not too many years left, odds are your donor status just sentenced you to die. It all
depends on the doctor of course (this is NOT the kind of decision made by the EMTs, etc.), and likely depends on the doc's current patient
roster...but it is enough to keep me from doing it. I want that decision to be my family's, not some stranger doc.
No problem donating blood, but nope on the organs.