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    #16
    Thanks for all the replies.
    We will definitely be bringing it up with the hospital at next appointment.
    I’m sorry, but I can’t even consider my grans body and brain being donated.
    I know we’ll all have to face it at some point, but I can’t right now. Bad enough seeing her fade before our eyes.
    Thanks again.

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      #17
      Just to clarify for all - the body is NOT donated, just the brain & spinal cord, and it is totally voluntary.
      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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        #18
        I hadn't thought about DNR in this way until now....

        A positive decision by a terminally ill patient NOT to have DNR marked on their records is equivalent to a request to medical staff to work a miracle - play God if you want to think of it in that way - and bring them back from the dead. Medical professionals and society at large are perfectly happy to support and comply with that decision.

        Yet an equally positive decision by a terminally ill patient in the opposite direction - to ask for medical support to end their life - is illegal.

        What a contradiction!

        Doug

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