Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spare Body Parts

I was watching the news this morning (while gulping down my Weetabix) when an item about organ donation came on. It seems that the Government is considering the idea that we automatically denote our organs unless we sign an opt-out form!

So they will take as much as they can from us....even in death!

This reminded me of something that happened to me a few years ago. I was in hospital the night before an operation. I was lying there contemplating life and the possibility that I mightn't wake up from the anesthetic. I suddenly realised that if the worst came to the worst, my family might not be aware that I wanted to donate my organs.

Hey, I wouldn't need them anymore.

As it was late, I texted my sister-in-law Marese.

Marese, just to say, if I don't come out the other side of my operation, I want to donate all my organs.

A few moments passed by.

Obviously Marese was mulling over this, thinking I was being very morbid.

My phone beeped and I got the reply.

Great stuff. Can I have your boobs?