I posted this as my FB status today and a friend on my list messaged me (at least they didn't post it as a comment) and told me that it was inappropriate of me to post this, its not my business to tell/ask people to be an organ donor and that she was slightly offended by the post. I haven't replied. I know that some people are not organ donors, do not wish to be and what not, I respect that, I thought what I posted was "tasteful" and just asking people to look and consider, not OMG YOU HAVE TO DO THIS OR I WILL HATE YOU manner.
So, if you are against Organ Donation, Why? I am curious about what was offensive about this status to those who are not or wish to be donors.
Eta: holy cow! My post is featured!! Thanks for all your replies! I haven't read them all yet. I will try to catch up. Some of y'all have stories that warmed my heart and some that broke my heart. Thank you for your replies, I have gained some perspective.
I replied to my friend and simply told her that I'm sorry she felt that way and that was not my intent.
For those that have trouble reading the picture here it is typed out.
I have a difficult and serious favor to ask of my friends and family today. I just renewed my car registration and they prompted me to visit "Donate Life Texas" I have always made it clear to my family and friends that I wish to donate my organs/tissue when I pass. If they are not eligible for donation, I ask that they use them for research. Today, I ask YOU (My friends and Family) To check out this website and consider signing up for organ donation and speak with your family and friends about this. I know it's a sad subject, no one wants to talk about their death, but it needs to be done. I also ask that you check out the National Bone Marrow registry. You never know when you will be a match. While it is a VERY painful procedure, it IS life saving. To me, a little pain is worth saving the life of another who has heard that death is eminent without this surgery.
So Please, Visit "Donate Life Texas" and consider the favors I have asked of you today.