Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG
I heard something troubling yesterday. Apparently there were 200 deaths in Canada resulting from waiting for organ transplants and that critically ill people are not asked whether they would like to donate a organ in case of death because the people involved don't even think of asking them. If someone asked me on my deathbed, I'd tell them to look in my pocketbook where I keep my donor card.
What were the circumstance of those cases ? I understand the need for organ donation and matching is hard to coordinate from what I heard.. On paper it maybe simple to state, but in practical terms it probably becomes difficult as the body often rejects the organ if it is not a close match I would suspect..
Personal experience has shown me different as far as doctors being quick at asking if you are willing to donate or if you are a donor.