Hey fellow. Long time no see. I had a facebook discussion with a pal a while back and posted this. Thoughts?
Why I'm not an organ donor. 4 summers ago I was in a motorcycle crash. Pretty bad. Compound fracture of the right radius and severe dislocation of the wrist. This was utterly not my fault. I was struck in a blind curve by someone running from the police. If I'd been in a car the head-on crash would have killed us both.
So - they put me in the bus and took me to Marietta Memorial Hospital, where everybody in the emergency room pretty much agreed that it was my fault for being dumb enough to get on a "Murdercycle".
The local ortho dude knew when he was over his head and sent me to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. When I got there, the first thing the Doc said to me was "So, what have we learned about "donorcycles"?". My answer was "That they save lives - if this had been you in your little beemer you'd be dead".
Probably 2/3rds of the medical professionals I met with made it pretty clear that they don't like motorcycles, don't like motorcyclists, and pretty much figured that I got what I deserved.
I'm not an organ donor because I absolutely believe that if I get hurt again, the right Doc with the right G-d complex could easily decide that the best move for society (and his Porsche payments) would be for me to just expire and save a bunch of lives with my healthy heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc.etc.etc. Well no thanks. If I get hit by another cage I don't want to be allowed to expire and then be stripped for parts, I want medical care. So I'm not an organ donor,