Importance of Organ Donation

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Henry Boyd, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Just seeing this now Henry thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Peace be with you and your family. I've been a donor since I was 16. Hope others consider it too.
  2. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    02' 280 DA
    496 w BIII
    Last Wednesday I underwent a three operation liver transplant. I am still in hospital while the doctors get the mix off anti rejection drugs right. It looks all good at this point.

    I'd like to thank everyone who offered prayers and kind words. It meant more to my wife and I than I can ever explain.


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  3. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Thanks be to God , get well !
  4. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Great news, Henry!
  5. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Southport Marina - Kenosha WI - Lake Michigan
    410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126
    Fantastic news Henry!! We will keep you and your family in our thoughts/prayers for a speedy recovery and smooth sailing from this point forward!! I am an organ donor...wasn't until we suddenly lost my father-in-law and learned of all the people his organs were going to help that changed my point of view on the topic.
  6. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Yes! Great news!
  7. MasterFab

    MasterFab Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Aug 17, 2010
    Wallkill, NY
    2002 340 Sundancer, Rescued, Restored, Modernized, and now Sold
    8.1L Horizons, ZF 63 V Drives
    Great news, Henry! Hurry up and get well - it's almost boating season.

  8. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Wonderful news Henry, your family must be very happy with the restoration of their old classic.
  9. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Great news indeed. You'll soon be back to boating and wood working in no time at all. Please keep your CSR friends updated on your recovery. Brian
  10. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

    I took my 16 year old daughter to get her driver's license back in 2001. She checked the box to become an organ donor which made me very proud. Later that afternoon, she was the right front seat passenger in a friend's car and was killed in a traffic accident. Her "gift of life" benefited many people.

    Henry is right, check the box. Life is short.
  11. 1956olds

    1956olds Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    michigan,saginaw bay
    1992 370 ec
    twin cummins 6bta's 300 hp
    Rl80 pathfinder radar/chartplotter,SH 2150 matrix vhf w/ais
    quicksilver 8
    Great news Henry,are you sick of jello yet?
  12. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    This is the first time seeing this thread. Henry, best wishes and a full and speedy recovery to you!

    Rick, I never knew about your loss. I can't even imagine, but what a feeling it must be to know she helped other people in dire need.
  13. BurgundyS24

    BurgundyS24 Member

    Oct 5, 2014
    Napa, CA
    Sea Ray S24. full delta enclosure. Towed by 2007 Chevy 3500 duramax/allison combo.
    350 with closed fresh water cooling
    Ironic seeing this post right now after not logging in for a while. Just got back to Ca from Florida for my best friends funeral. He and a friend died in a single car accident. Upon hearing about his passing I called his mother and asked if he was a donor (he was not) and she refused to donate his organs. I was livid. In the event of my loss of life I'm certainly a dinar as well as an avid blood donator. Glad to see people benefiting from such generosity.

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  14. Todd320

    Todd320 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    I can't donate blood for health reasons, but I am an organ donor, and my body will be donated to science. Hope you get better, cancer is an awful disease.

    Brown Eyed Girl - 2007 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer, 350 MAG MPI V-drive
  15. katricol

    katricol Active Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    I've been a donor for many years, and give blood on a regular basis. Henry... I wish you all the best luck I can.
  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Same here on both counts.

    Henry Thoughts and prayers for success. Just where is the latest generator thread? LOL

  17. LTD.330

    LTD.330 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 5, 2009
    Lake Erie
    1999 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPI

    Henry, I'm glad you found a donor and have the second chance at life.

    Rick, OMG, a parent's worst nightmare. As Mike said, your daughter gave countless others a second chance at life. I too, checked the organ donor box for my DL.

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