After reading Irreplaceable (see review here) by Stephen Lovely and seeing how this subject affected the different family members, I wondered how others feel about donating organs. Are you an organ donor? Is someone in your family? Are you uncomfortable like Alex was with the idea of taking pieces of your loved one and giving them away? Or are you like Berniece, Isabel's mother, and take comfort in knowing that part of your family is still "out there"?
Personally, I am an organ donor. If parts of me can help someone else after I am gone, then that is a good thing. As far as members of my own family, they have to make up their own minds and go with their feelings and I will support their decision. My sister passed away when she was 45 years old due to a faulty heart valve. She donated her corneas. I think I could relate to Berniece because I too, take some comfort in knowing her donation is helping someone else see the world she cannot be here to see. I like to think a little bit of my beloved sister is still on this earth.
Let me hear your thoughts!