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October 04, 2005



I agree that telling everyone about your organ donation intentions is critical. Many people don't know about the drivers' license option--or think it means people won't make efforts to save them if they list themselves as organ donors. Not true! A living will is also an excellent idea. People should consult attorneys and update them for every state they move to.


Wow. That was a lot of information. Some great posts and info on that board.I gently push donation status with everyone I know. it's just become second nature.


"So I do think that, in cases where misapprehensions are informing people's actions, TV and movies should be careful not to reinforce those fears."Bingo. I agree 100% and feel strongly about it, as someone who has never been directly or personally effected by need of an organ transplant for myself, a close friend, or a member of my family.In a recent discussion with my book club, I was *stunned* that there are people who refuse to donate - after they're dead! - because it's "gross". Unbelievable.


Do we know "Eric" the writter of the first post? Thanks for taking the time to post some of the comments about the show here. I appreciate it.

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Falling Down, November 2004

  • Balloon in hand, my 4-year-old
    twirled across the kitchen floor,
    singing nonsense words
    in her own key.
    "It's my gift!" she declared
    to the world at large, which
    was really only me,
    sitting at the table. Enough
    twirling, and she lost
    her balance, tumbling
    to the floor in a theatrical
    slapstick of elbows and knees.

    She lay on her back
    for a few seconds,
    at the textured ceiling
    with the mysterious
    spaghetti sauce stain.
    Suddenly she
    flapping her arms and legs
    there on the floor, as if to swish
    the imaginary snow
    into a snow angel.

    "Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

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