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Make decision to be an organ donor

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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:01 am

As a nurse, the first time I scrubbed in to assist the surgeons during an organ transplant, it felt weird. Here was a patient undergoing a sterile surgical procedure in the controlled environment of the operating room. But bodily functions were maintained artificially and the patient's brain was dead, so he felt no pain. Once his donated organs were removed, the incision was closed, all the tubes were disconnected, and his physical body was treated with respect and sent in proper fashion to the morgue.

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