Take What You Want

Click to visit the Siren Stories website and read more work by J.J. Barnes and check out her latest novels.

Click to visit the Siren Stories website and read more work by J.J. Barnes and check out her latest novels.

I passionately believe in the importance of organ donation and I am a registered organ donor. When I die, if any part of me is useful, they can chop, cut, slice, and yank any part of me off that they want. As far as I am concerned I won’t be using them and if anything of mine can help save or improve the life of someone else then it would be so wrong of me to deny that and have it burned up or buried with the rest of me. What a waste of perfectly good body parts!

I recently saw a question come up of whether you would donate any of your child’s body. For many, the pain of your child dying would be so intense that having that body cut up and parts removed would be too painful to bare and would feel like a violation.

Should Miss Rose die my heart will break. My life as I know it will end. It makes me feel sick to think of it and my eyes hurt. I spend my life trying to prevent that and thinking about the possibility of it happening is my nightmare. A frequent nightmare. The image of my beautiful little girl’s body being sliced and diced fills me with horror. But that’s because right now my beautiful little girl is full of life. She’s alive and healthy and beautiful with sparkling eyes and a tilted smile. That life, that energy, that would be gone. Her body would be a shell where she used to live.

If my baby died and that death could mean another mummy’s baby is saved, maybe even more than one baby, then no way would I deny that. When I think about the pain and anguish I would feel and how many mummy’s have to endure that every day in this world, if I could help prevent that then what an amazing thing that would be. I know that should Miss Rose get sick and need a donation then there is no way I would turn it away, I would take anything going without a shadow of a doubt if I could to save my child, and all the other mummy’s would feel the same.

In pain and in death, in anguish and loss, find hope and love. The hope for a continued life and the love of another mum for her baby. I have signed paperwork stating that I am happy for Miss Rose’s organs to be donated, and should that hideous and dark day ever happen I will find comfort knowing I have prevented another’s pain. Hope that my beautiful girl and her life and spirit and joy live on in this world in the life of another baby, another child who will experience all the wonders of this world that Miss Rose never could.

You can check out all my contact info an links on http://www.jjbarnes.co.uk, I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can get in touch on there, as well as find links to all my work. There’s also http://www.sirenstories.co.uk which has all the work by both myself and The Boy (Jonathan McKinney) and loads of extra content such as background stories for different characters. If you want to subscribe on Patreon, its just $1 a month to help support our work and it also grants you access to our extra podcast a week, you can go to http://www.patreon.com/sirenstories.

Thanks as always for reading, and I’ll speak to you soon I hope!


2 responses to “Take What You Want

  1. I never thought of it that way (about baby) but you are totally right. We are dead, we don’t need our organs. I’ve been registered as an organ donor for a while now but never even considered it for my girls. However, my OH doesn’t agree with my decision to be an organ donor. Maybe I can sway his mind.



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