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Thread started by Dave Winer on Tuesday, May 01, 2012.

Organ donor podcast

I am an organ donor, but when I heard this podcast, I came to understand that no one really knows when death occurs. Sometimes it's cut and dry, but other times, not so.

"Dick Teresi wanted to write about how science determines the point between life and death. After a decade of research, Teresi says he still doesn't know what death is, but that the breadth of his ignorance has been widely expanded."

Would you donate organs if you're alive and could be revived?

On the other hand, organs that could have saved lives are buried because the dead person never got around to signing the form or the family didn't want to deal with it.

I highly recommend listening to this podcast before making a decision.

Zuck is promoting organ donorship via Facebook after a series of dinner conversations with his med school girlfriend.

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