Friday, January 13, 2012
The FilmLife Project Bloggers Challenge
What’s your take on or experience with organ donation, and why did you choose to take part in the FilmLife Blogger Challenge?
For me, the answer to this question is simple.... I need some new strong healthy lungs.
I've been on the waiting list for a double lung transplant since August 31st 2011. I'm not quite sure how much longer I can last without them...
Blogging is a great way to be able to educate and to spread the message about the amazing gift of organ donation, and I'm hoping that lots of my fellow bloggers will also be inspired to answer these three simple questions.
I've been a registered organ donor ever since I was old enough to legally sign up. It wasn't until I was 27 that I was told that I would end up eventually needing a transplant myself. Now ten years later, it's become a reality.
If you were to donate your organs, which one would you love to donate, and why?(nb. this question is intentionally quirky so feel free to be creative and have some fun with it)
If something happens to me, I'm donating everything.... except my pesky dodgy lungs of course (trust me - nobody wants them)!
I think my heart would be perfect for donation. It's grown big and strong from taking on all the extra workload and having to pump so fast while trying to distribute oxygenated blood around my body.
It's full of love for all my family and friends who have stuck by me along this wild and crazy medical ride.
It has empathy and passion and creativity.... and seriously, who wouldn't want a bit of that?
Who in your family would you need to talk to about organ donation, to be sure your loved ones knew your wishes?
Absolutely everyone in my family, and all my friends know my wishes. We've discussed it endlessly. I'm also officially registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register via Medicare
I know that my family will ultimately have to make that final decision, so it's vitally important that they all know my wishes.
Would you like to join in the blogging challenge and answer the three questions?
Just blog your answers to the questions and add your details to the linky list. I'll tweet your post with the #filmlifeproject hashtag and it will then be added to the official FilmLife Blogger Challenge Page.
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