Friday, December 22, 2006

A Real Christmas Story

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong schoolboy who died in a traffic accident has brought festive hope to at least seven other patients through the rare mass donation of a large number of his vital organs.
Fourteen-year-old Miu Chi-ho died from brain injuries after being hit by a bus several days ago, but doctors were ....
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I found it interesting that donating organs was frowned upon in Hong Kong. If I were ever in a situation when I wouldn't live but I could still help others, I would want to. I give it to the Mother of this boy for standing up and doing what what she felt was right. It's moving.

I also wonder if receiving donated organs is frowned upon. Surely those who think donating is bad, would change their mind when and if they ever became in need.

Strangely enough, I just finished up a class this past quarter "Interculteral Communication"
Isn't it interesting the differences between cultures? There are some things that are hard to comprehend and understand. I guess that's what makes the world interesting.

1 comment:

  1. That is really interesting. There are many culture "barriers" as some call it. But I do find it interesting to learn about them, so thanks for the info. My husband and I have donor cards. Knowing we can help someone else after we have passed is very comforting to us.

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog!