Quoting Mommy2Kay:" They actually can, I researched it. Once a doctor considers you brain dead they do not have to wait ... [snip!] ... get your organs. I read of a few cases that patients who were considered brain dead came back to life, that is a little scary."
Quoting 10 til Gwen:" If that happened I'd like to know why the smurf a first responder or doctor was taking the time to check a license for the organ donor checkmark during an emergency."That's another point but they actually gather people's belongings as they cut everything out and hand it to someone at the hospital. That person knows as soon as he/she see's their ID. First responders can't declare a person brain dead.
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" we are with the exact same person. My SO isn't one for the EXACT same reason. I am. I'm not sure if it's ... [snip!] ... want to think of them that way & not all are but there are plenty who are willing to do anything for a little bit of cash."
Quoting Captain Lauren + ?:" Is this a man thing? My SO feels the same way and he is not a donor. "
Quoting S & S (+1 angel):" We have a severe over-population issue, so sadly that doesn't really surprise me. I would hope and assume ... [snip!] ... they can do to save your life. I am an organ donor too and if your SO is right, I won't change that I'm an organ donor."
Quoting melindapple:" I am a donor, but the thing I don't get is why would they give up on me just to use my organs for others? ... [snip!] ... that the doctors cheaped out on trying) but I couldn't be saved then my organs could be used. It's a risk worth taking imo."
Quoting iLL-Legal Alien:" Coming from someone who worked in the OR for a trauma center...I never saw the doc stop to check the ... [snip!] ... stop to check the patient's chart to see if they were donors or not, they rushed people in and tried to save them....period."