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Interesting study. On one hand, there's a lot more bikes out, but still..
https://www.thedrive.com/news/organ-donations-increase-during-big-us-motorcycle-rallies-study
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Interesting. Nerd emoticon

I wonder what makes up that 21%, poor pilot decisions or sheer numbers?
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I have a "I am a registered organ donor" card in my wallet
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I have a "I am a registered organ donor" card in my wallet
I need a liver. Want to go to Sturgis?
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I need a liver. Want to go to Sturgis?
I suspect there might be a few livers there you might not want..
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I am an organ donor on my driver's license but I can only donate to HIV positive patients. Same with blood. I am also donating my body to science.
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Not an organ donor as I fear they will not work as hard to save me if someone has better insurance or if they subconsciously feel a recipient's life is of higher value than mine.
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Not an organ donor as I fear they will not work as hard to save me if someone has better insurance or if they subconsciously feel a recipient's life is of higher value than mine.
Same. I feel bad about it, but, same.
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Same. I feel bad about it, but, same.
Why don't you want to donate at least your gonads? I have a neutacal
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Not an organ donor as I fear they will not work as hard to save me if someone has better insurance or if they subconsciously feel a recipient's life is of higher value than mine.
adri wrote:
Same. I feel bad about it, but, same.
this list of drugs used to treat Paranoid Disorder might be handy https://www.drugs.com/condition/paranoid-disorder.html
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this list of drugs used to treat Paranoid Disorder might be handy https://www.drugs.com/condition/paranoid-disorder.html
although I just realised that paranoid people might be too paranoid to trust drugs 🤷
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Its not paranoid if I would pull the plug on a donor if it was me the doctor's place.
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this list of drugs used to treat Paranoid Disorder might be handy https://www.drugs.com/condition/paranoid-disorder.html
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are not after you. My loved one and only my loved ones can have my organs, even now I'd give a lung for my kid or wife.
Also don't donate blood, it's mine same as my organs.

I don't trust many doctors, unfortunately my doctor of many years, one I did trust and really liked was shot dead earlier this year by a communist sympathizer while he took his elderly mother to church. Dr, John Cheng, guy was a hero, even before he sacrificed himself to save many others.
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Interesting study. On one hand, there's a lot more bikes out, but still..
https://www.thedrive.com/news/organ-donations-increase-during-big-us-motorcycle-rallies-study
Can we specify we only want organs from Vespa riders?

I mean heck, if I ended up with a kidney from a BMW rider I understand I'd need to pay 5$ every time I went to the bathroom. And a harley cornea would't work on rainy days.
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Can we specify we only want organs from Vespa riders?

I mean heck, if I ended up with a kidney from a BMW rider I understand I'd need to pay 5$ every time I went to the bathroom. And a harley cornea would't work on rainy days.
Imagine thinking that someone couldn't own all three brands at the same time... like I did this season.
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I am an organ donor on my driver's license but I can only donate to HIV positive patients. Same with blood. I am also donating my body to science.
In Belgium since July the 1st, 2020 everyone is automatically organ donor. Of course it is your full right to unsubscribe.
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although I just realised that paranoid people might be too paranoid to trust drugs 🤷
A prescription for everything, you must be part of the medical pharmaceutical cartel
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A prescription for everything, you must be part of the medical pharmaceutical cartel
Nah, just someone who finds drugs essential to survival
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I have been a donor for several years, I figure I'm not likely to need them later, y'know?

Good on you Max, my parents both donated their bodies to science. My dad donated his to Harvard. He joked that would be the only way he'd get there!
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Nah, just someone who finds drugs essential to survival
In the US most doctors are quick to give you a prescription after a 2 minute consultation and send you on your way.
In the past, I've had two "specialists" subscribe surgery, one for a shoulder injury and one for a foot injury, in both cases it took less time to heal naturally than the estimated surgery recovery time.

Dr Cheng was different, a rarity in the states, being an active, very fit general practitioner with a sports medicine background he would first suggest physical therapy and or lifestyle changes for his patients before prescribing drugs.

So many our age have multiple life long prescription regimens and accept them as a normal part of life, if you lived here you may very well have similar 'paranoia' issues
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Last week I donated my 143rd unit of A- whole blood.

At 68, most donor organizations won't accept any of my organs... except for BONE donations! The femur in each leg can be used for many fracture repairs.
The bone is stripped clean of all DNA in the marrow, leaving only calcium structures for the recipient to grow onto.
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I am an organ donor on my driver's license but I can only donate to HIV positive patients. Same with blood. I am also donating my body to science.
I am a organ donor but withdrew from the body to science program when I came across a warehouse in one of those row type places that was exporting bodies that had been donated to science. The owner told me that the US gets an excess of bodies for science and he buys the excess and ships them around the world for whatever anybody wants to do with them. Anything. Maybe even crash dummies on Vespa's.
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Ok
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A'ight. For the final word on organ donation, let's ask John Prine.

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I am a organ donor but withdrew from the body to science program when I came across a warehouse in one of those row type places that was exporting bodies that had been donated to science. The owner told me that the US gets an excess of bodies for science and he buys the excess and ships them around the world for whatever anybody wants to do with them. Anything. Maybe even crash dummies on Vespa's.
I never thought that this scenario would happened to me. A voice in the back of my head tells me that my dead body would be much more in demand than what it is now. You can imagine the state of affairs I live in.
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I am a organ donor but withdrew from the body to science program when I came across a warehouse in one of those row type places that was exporting bodies that had been donated to science. The owner told me that the US gets an excess of bodies for science and he buys the excess and ships them around the world for whatever anybody wants to do with them. Anything. Maybe even crash dummies on Vespa's.
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Well, it's science...
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Former US funeral home owner sentenced to 20 years jail for fraud over selling body parts

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-04/ex-funeral-home-owner-20-years-jail-selling-corpses-body-parts/101827286

"... dissecting 560 corpses and selling body parts without permission."
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I read the article and was puzzled by the data used and the conclusions drawn.

It refers to motor vehicle accidents but does not say how many of those accidents involved motorcycles. Or how many of them were on land, for that matter.

Furthermore, the number of motor vehicles being operated when the weather is nice includes a LOT of vehicles operated by folks who have little or no experience with those vehicles. For example, RV rentals - Many of the renters have experience with driving a car and are not accustomed to the width, length or breaking distances of an RV.

Fwiw, I'm in favor of organ donation. Whatever is useful, recyclable, can advance science or learning is ok with me. I won't be needing it anymore.
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