Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Arts & Crafts at donorcycle

For those of you who are crafty (and you know who you are), check out these stitch holders for knitting shaped like little organs (awwww, how cute). And for those of you who just like to drink a lot (and you know who YOU are), they also make great wine glass charms. Cheers!

5 comments:

difficult patient said...

Hey, I loved your comment on Kevin, MD. I think you hit the nail on the head . . . ;o)

TC said...

I calls 'em as I sees 'em. (and I tend to get my Irish up this time 'O year)

Vinc3nt said...

Hi, I've been enjoy reading your lovely blog. Just wondering if you saw tonight's ABC New Prime Time. They had this segment about people harvesting body parts illegally and sell them to tissues companies!!! I was outraged! How could they do such a thing? I'd love to hear your comment on this TC?

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1702763&page=1

TC said...

Well, I only know what I've read or seen on TV. Apparently a company was going to funeral homes and recovering tissue without families' knowledge or consent. I don't know if the funeral homes were complicite in this or if they thought the company had the families' okay.

It's so wrong on so many levels. First, it's a desecration to the deceased person and their family. It destroys the trust people have in organ/tissue donation and makes them less likely to donate. And from what I understand, they may not have run tests to screen for communicable diseases, so know those recipients have to worry. Can you imagine going in for knee surgery and now having to worry you might have AIDS or hepatitis? The ripples from this are far reaching and those responsible will have no idea how many lives they negatively affected from their actions.

Vinc3nt said...

I totally agree with you. I'm was a little nervous too, since I got my kidney transplant from a cadaver. However, it's been over 3 years and I'm doing fine. So hopefully everything is okay.