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Re: [IP] dm, drivers license and organ donation



I am an organ donar.  I figure if they can't use the
parts for someone else, perhaps an endocronolgy team
could use them for study.  Might help others!
--- "David N. Flagg" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> At 01:41 PM 6/16/01 -0400, you wrote:
> >In a message dated 6/15/01 9:56:45 PM Central
> Daylight Time,
> >email @ redacted writes:>
> > >
> > > As wonderful as organ donation is, I hate to say
> that no one would take an
> > > organ from you if you have diabetes,  I am in
> need of a new kidney and the
> > > only one in my family who wants to give me one
> is my mom and she can't
> > > because she is also a diabetic.  My siblings are
> not good enough 
> > matches to
> > > make it a successful transplant and they say my
> dad is too old so I 
> > have to
> > > wait for someone else to come forward who is not
> diabetic.
> >
> >I was recently told after years of believing i
> couldn't donate organs after
> >death that diabetics can do this.  I'm not sure
> what is the truth.
> >
> >
> >Faith and ??
> >type 1 diagnosed 9-81
> >started pumping 8-21-2000
> >assimilated by the d-Tron 03-07-01
>
>----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Faith, I would suggest you contact the nearest
> Transplant center (not sure 
> where you are, but there are usually one in most
> large cities) to get the 
> straight truth.  They are sometimes found near large
> hospitals, and are 
> named "Trans something.  My local one is called
> Translife, and is 
> associated with the local Seventh Day Adventist
> hospital here in 
> Orlando.  Good luck and hope never need a transplant
> center.
> 
> David
>
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