Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Driver donates organs

The support series for Australia's V8 Supercars has suffered another fatality. Back at Bathurst in October 2006 Mark Porter was killed in one of the Fujitsu Series races, and on Monday Ashley Cooper succumbed to injuries he received in a Fujitsu race on Saturday at Adelaide.

The silver lining to this tragic bit of news is that Cooper was registered organ donor, and thanks to Australia's more lax approach to patient confidentiality it has been revealed that his organs were involved in seven life saving operations.

Although the idea of organ donation makes me uncomfortable, I'm pragmatic enough to realise that it won't matter once I'm gone, so I'm an organ donor and strongly urge everyone else to register for organ donation too. If you're in the USA, go here for more info.


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