Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gammelt nytt på nytt

Any fans of Have I Got News For You reading this ... ? Well, the Norwegian version, I mean. Yeah? Then check this out. It's their first ever show. They got piss poor reviews, but I don't think it was all that bad. But it's mainly worth watching for Jon and Knut's haircuts. I hardly even recognized Knut. 1999 ... ! :-D

On a more serious note: Yesterday was the national organ donation day here in Norway. No, it's not a day where you go donate your organs :-) ... it's a day to raise awareness of the issue. Which is such an important issue that every last one of us should give it serious consideration. It is an amazing feat of science that it's even possible to achieve something like this - that desperately ill people can be given a new chance in life with organs that are no longer needed by their original ... owner, shall we say. Here is an article about a teenage girl who saved seven people when she died unexpectedly ... her parents are so grateful for their decision now, which I can well imagine.

I have strong feelings about organ donation personally because I have someone in my family who would not be alive today if it wasn't for a pair of donated lungs. Seriously, not a snowball's chance in hell. But the thing is that we can all be in his situation one day - not for the same reason, but for so many others. You never know what's going to happen. And I think that this is true of almost every single person who will ever read this and everyone who won't: If we ever find ourselves in that situation - that accepting a donated organ is the only thing that stands between us and death - we will tell the doctors yes, to do whatever they can, we won't think twice. With that in mind, the only moral choice is to also volunteer our own organs for donation if that awful situation should ever come up.

Please visit this site, or the equivalent in your country, and print out an organ donor card to carry with you at all times. You really never know what is going to happen in your life ... either way.

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