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Author Topic: (Probably) A Silly Question On Organ Donation  (Read 1035 times)

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Offline Cpt.Mauzer

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(Probably) A Silly Question On Organ Donation
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:13:34 AM »
After searching online for about twenty minutes I couldn't find an answer to probably a stupid question:

I recently renewed my driver's license and opted to join the registry for organ donation.  Since then I obviously have found out I have HIV.  What I want to know is, do I have to manually remove myself from my state's organ donor registry?

I simply ask for the obvious reason of me not wanting to infect someone else in the event that something happens to me.  I assume that when my state is notified of my status that they would remove me, but I am just double checking that action is not required on my part.  If anyone knows, that would be great (I am an Illinois resident, in case that makes a difference).
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: (Probably) A Silly Question On Organ Donation
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 08:28:17 AM »
Best answer I can find is call the DMV and let them know you are no longer interested .

If you Google the question specific to your state you will find what you need .

Offline wolfter

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Re: (Probably) A Silly Question On Organ Donation
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 08:50:45 AM »
The direct number for the Illinois organ/tissue registry is 1-800-210-2106.  I'm sure they can point you in the right direction.

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Offline Valmont

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Re: (Probably) A Silly Question On Organ Donation
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 10:46:03 AM »
I talked this point with a doctor and she told me that despite you authorize to give your organs, they always make prooths to be sure that they wonīt appear any problem with a transplant, remember many people with HIV donīt even know they have it, also there are other health conditions that donīt make a transplant possible...  so in your case I would not be really worried, but for sure it would be better for your tranquility, if you can, to be removed form the list for organs donation...
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Offline DrewEm

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Re: (Probably) A Silly Question On Organ Donation
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 03:53:11 AM »
An HIV test is always run along with a tissue compatability test. Still, since you are in the know, let the organ donor organization of your state know.

 


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