So when I die, give everything away.
I mean everything!
There’s no point keeping it as it won’t do me any good. And anyway most of it will be old and well used I hope.
You won’t want to have to deal with it all. Let someone else who wants it take it.
I promise it will save you money. Dying is awful expensive these days.
I’m not talking about my worldly goods here nor am I talking about my soul. I am talking about something far more valuable to other people than that.
I’m talking about my body.
Every piece of my body should be got rid of or to put it another way recycled and reused if it is of any use to someone else.
But perhaps, and it is something I sincerely hope, it will be too old and worn for the internal organs and bits and pieces to be used for transplants but then my body should go for dissection and experimentation.
A healthy albeit old body will be a bit of a novelty for all those young doctors in training and I quite like the idea that perhaps by using me they may be able to save someone else.
I know there are those out there who feel a tad squeamish about giving away their bits and pieces but I promise if you were on the receiving end and it was your life that hung in the balance you would be exceedingly grateful.
It is so easy to become a donor and carry a donor card in your purse or wallet; just in case.
But now here comes the tricky bit/
Would you be willing to let your child be a donor? Would you be able to overcome your grief and let doctors take your child’s body and harvest it for organs so that another child or even children could live? Could you be brave enough?
Please say you will.
For there is a dreadful shortage of transplant organs for children not just here in the UK but in Europe too.
Many years ago my Drama teacher’s youngest son fell off a wall and died. I cannot imagine how losing a child in those circumstances must feel but both he and his wife agreed that they would offer their son’s organs for transplant. That beautiful little boy allowed four others to live. Their bravery is an inspiration.
When I heard about the accident and what they had gone through I signed up there and then to be an organ donor and promised myself that should I ever be in that situation, which I hope and pray I will never be, but if I am I would want to be as brave and allow the doctors to take my child so that others may live.
A body is not the soul for that can never die. It is something to remember…