Hi, I was looking for a death/grieving board and was pointed here. I saw someone's post on organ donation and thought that I would reply to that. My father just died last week - they couldn't harvest anything but his eyes, but it makes me feel a little better that someone might have sight because of him.My sister and my best friends are nurses - they entirely refute the statement that, if in the hospital, the staff will not try to save your life if you are an organ donor. Here is a more eloquent statement from the United Network for Organ Sharing (http://www.unos.org/newsroom/myth%5Fmain.htm) - there are other refutations about organ donation on that page as well.Myth: If I am in an accident and the hospital knows that I want to be a donor, the doctors will not try to save my life. Fact: Organ and tissue recovery takes place only after all efforts to save your life have been exhausted and death has been legally declared. The medical team treating you is completely separate from the transplant team. The organ procurement organization (OPO) is not notified until all lifesaving efforts have failed and death has been determined. The OPO does not notify the transplant team until your family has consented to donation. Jennifer
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