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Tuesday, 18 Oct 11
from Glen Waverley
I found that the topic of needing to increase the availabilty of organs was explored well within the options of Opt in and opt out, but I thought the topic of commercialisation of organ donation is a valid and current option that should have been explored also, Both ethically and morally, internationally and nationally.
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Organ Donation by Jewish people
The Jewish religion regards organ donation as the ultimate gift of life. In addition, contrary to what was stated on last night's program, according to many rabbis, in Israel as well as Australia, organ donation may occur when brain death occur. People should be urged to consult with their clergy regarding organ donation - many people misapprehend their own religion's approach to organ donation.
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Kill alcohol & tobacco & squeeze everybody onto a lacto-veg diet & the need for organ transplants will vertually become a thing of the past, overnight! Why should i sacrifice my good organs for corrupt government & alcohol industry profits? No, way!
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I would disagree with SharLife comments that DonateLife is an ICU model. In the ACT I believe that DonateLife ACT is a whole hospital and community model for organ and tissue donation
We lost two sons, they ticked the box on their drivers licence to donate their organs. By the time we were notified of their deaths it was too late to use the organs.
If they are old enough to vote, drive etc. then their wishes should not be overridden by family or anyone else.
Too many good organs are going to waste because of the current ruleing.
As the lawyer said last night, it is not legal for government or anybody to override peoples wishes unless it is a child.
Please shange the laws
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from Gold Coast
I agree with the gentleman last night who said, if you are not on the donor list, you should not be on the recipient list. Children of course are exempt from this condition. Personally, I have written three times to inquire if conditions can be stipulated and as yet, I have not recieved a response. I have no qualms in relation to religion or race. Just that the recipient is someone who has never smoked. Because of the unanswered question, my adult family of 8 have all refused to be organ donors.
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I have suffered kidney failure and I am on dialysis. I am on the transplant list and have been waiting for nearly seven years. Mark Colvin mentioned two things: one the time it takes out of your week to undergo dialysis and two- the painful needles that are inserted everytime for dialysis. In addition to that we have food and fluid restrictions. One cannot drink more than 700ml per day including fluids in the food. If Victoria has shown tremendous improvement, why cannot NSW?
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Spoiled by one.
What a shame K Rudd felt he had to draw so much attention to himself.
It spoiled such sensibility from the rest of the audience. He's just too immature to be taking part in this sort of debate.
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Hi louise, were you watching the same program as I? I thought Kevin was kind and considerate to both donor families and transplant recipients. He understood both sides and has done his best to improve the situation for EVERYONE!
Satisfactory is the new black.
Kevin Rudd and Catherine King seem very satisfied on the minimal results since the start of the reform in 2008.
If they spent half the time listening to experts like sharelife as they do in praising their microscopic achievements we'd be well on our way to achieving worlds leading practice of 90 transplants per million.
When I was in school a satisfactory report card wasn't something you were proud to show people.
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from Sydney NSW
To add on to what has already been said, I am 21 yes old and currently on dialysis and believe what Mark was saying is very true, the awareness and add campaigns are ineffective as they don't educate the public at a real level and it's just a bunch of people saying OK. I personally believe that living with a chronic condition unto the point were you need an organ is a very personalized and individualistic experience that is very hard to express to the public and make them understand the
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