[LMB] Cloning?

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 18:12:43 BST 2021


When I first got my driver's license, back in 1978 or so, they asked me if
I wanted to fill out an organ donor card.  I did so right there on the spot
and I still carry one today in my wallet.

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 9:15 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> I would be a potential organ donor, however, I am disqualified due to a
> false positive HIV test about 40 years ago. I can’t even donate blood and I
> was up to about 10 gallons.
> Gayle can’t donate either since she had hepatitis.
>
> William A Wenrich
>
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> Subject: Re: [LMB] Cloning?
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> On Sun, 10 Oct 2021, Joel Polowin wrote:
> > I don't have a problem with cloned *parts* being grown, like the organs
> > described in LMB's books: Miles's new organs, Professora Vorthys's
> > heart, and so on.  I'm not even terribly offended by the idea of an
> > acephalic body being grown for organs to be harvested from.  I hate the
> > idea of a person being brought to maturity for that purpose with a mind,
> > and then killed.
>
> Strongly agreed - not that I need anything right now, but... I'd like knee
> and hip joints cloned too.
>
> The current situation leads to people making public special pleas for
> kidney donors, which is wrong in itself. There should be not a shortage of
> organs (and yes, I've fully filled out my after-death organ donor card.)
>
> Alayne
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