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[–] GreffeduFoie 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I'm a transplant recipient. There are rigorous rules to be even considered for transplant. One is you have to have a healthy BMI. Children have priority before adults. If you were to die unexpectedly, your organs would likely go to children (especially if you're a smaller person) or teens.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Hopefully a doctor will chime in to correct me, but i believe that the people that you are worried about do not get to the top of the list. Why give an alcoholic who can't kick the habit a liver, when a healthy person needs it.

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[–] veganshitstain 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Not a doctor but in the medical field and I can confirm this is correct.

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[–] jagz 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

My husband is a doctor, and we have discussed this issue.

It depends on the body parts. In reality, around 40% of lung transplants go to people who have ruined their lungs through smoking. Granted, before they can be placed on the transplant list, they have to do (generally) 6 months smoke free to prove they can kick the habit. So no lungs are going to active smokers. However, there is no guarantee they will not simply resume smoking after surgery. The same thing applies to alcoholics and other addicts - they are eligible for transplant, but only after a sustained period of sobriety.

Different people feel differently about it. Some people think as long as they're clean now, it's okay. Others feel like, "There's no second chance" and if you ruin your first chance, you don't deserve a second.

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[–] Gringojones ago 

Thanks for the clarification

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[–] Lilacaxe [S] 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

I meant ex addicts.

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[–] hamslayer3000 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm pretty sure there are actually really strict guidelines for getting organs and they do NOT go to unhealthy people, including overweight people.

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[–] Lilacaxe [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

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[–] Splooge 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That post was disgusting. No shame -- hambeast literally holding a menu with a pitiful stare. Great job docs, you just enabled this pig to eat itself into kidney failure and other health problems a little longer.

I'm glad to see some of the comments called this out.

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[–] mmmmdonuts 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm an organ recipient. It's true, the rules of getting an organ are pretty tough but some fats (not obese) do get transplants. But please, think of it this way... even if your organ does get given to a less deserving fat loser, that just means a small child, a new mother, or just a generally awesome person like myself (lol), gets to go higher up on the list and receive a new organ sooner rather than later and you can still be saving a life that deserves it.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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[–] Lilacaxe [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Your comment completely got rid of my conflicted feelings. Thank you.

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[–] mmmmdonuts 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I'm glad! Thank you so much! I know I'm some random internet stranger, but thank you from the bottom of my heart. There are those of us out there who actually do try to take care of themselves and don't give up, I've seen tons very deserving people who need organs. I see the fat gross losers at my dialysis unit (about 300 of us) and they're the ones there for years. The fit ones get their transplants. The testing is rigorous!

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[–] NotYourDoctor 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I’m also an organ donor and it adds extra motivation to taking care of my body - I’m not the only one who’ll need these lungs!

It’s possible fats will get them when I’m done with them, but I’ll take that risk if it means there’s a chance a human will be saved. If my organs go to humans, may they live long and happy lives together. If any of my organs get put into a fat, may my tissue cause painful and fatal levels of rejection.

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[–] mmmmdonuts ago 

I love you.

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[–] EffYourDuckAss 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If you decide not to be an organ donor in the future, you could look into donating your body to a medical school or taphonomic research facility (body farm).

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[–] Splooge 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

IIRC, you can specify in a will or similar legal document that for religious reasons your remains be treated/handled a certain way, including being preserved "whole."

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[–] EffYourDuckAss ago 

When I signed up as a medical school body donor, the form asked whether you consent to parts of you undergoing long-term preservation, so they can be reused and loaned to other teaching facilities. I said yes. This is also recorded in my will.

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[–] coffee_for-breakfast ago 

Thank god for tough organ recipient rules - annoying thing is that some smallfats will probably get through

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