Organ donation and transplantation

unexpected consequences

A donor remains connected to his organs and to the new recipients of his transplanted organs.
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.

Intention of the donor

Many people wish to help their fellow human being by donating their organs for transplantation.
Does it not seem to be the best thing there is to allow a blind person to see again by donating your cornea, to give a person with heart problems new life opportunities by donating your heart?

What does the recipient do with this?

A donor of a cornea helps a blind person to see again.
The blind person receives new opportunities as a result, he can use the new light in his eyes to help other people and to make a contribution to a better world.
But he can now also steal from or ill-treat other people.
In the worst case he could even use this new light to murder someone.
If the donor were to know in advance that the recipient would use the transplanted cornea for a murder, would he still donate his cornea?
And does the donor still have something to do with this, now that he is dead?

New feelings for the recipient

A number of people who have received an organ then experience unexpected new feelings, such as a pronounced preference for eating meat, drinking alcohol, smoking or for a particular type of music.
These new feelings are experienced as alien, they do not belong to the personality of the recipient, they are completely new in their nature and intensity.
Of course, these people wonder where these new feelings come from.
Some people succeeded in finding out who their donor is.
And to their astonishment it appears that these new feelings belong to the donor.
By viewing the possessions of the donor or by asking the people who knew the donor well, it became clear that these feelings played a large role in the life of the donor.
These new feelings can occur not just in the case of an organ transplant but also in the case of a blood transfusion.
Jozef Rulof says that if he were to receive blood from another person, he would also experience feelings from the donor.
Not everyone experiences this, because much depends on the sensitivity of the recipient.

Connected to our organs

The books by Jozef Rulof explain how it is possible that the recipient can experience these feelings of the donor.
It appears that we are more connected in feeling with our organs than we realize ourselves.
This connection does not suddenly cease to exist when so-called death occurs.
It is only when our organs start to decay that the connection dissolves and we are released in feeling from our bodies.
When an organ does not decay because it has been transplanted, the connection cannot dissolve.
As long as an organ of ours continues to live, we remain connected in feeling with it, whether we like it or not, because it is a part of ourselves.
As a result the recipient can experience feelings from the donor, because a part of the donor lives on in himself.

Consequences for the donor

By means of the transplanted organ, the donor forms part of the life of the recipient.
The donor partly enables what the recipient does with the rest of his life.
The donor who lives on spiritually in the hereafter will be influenced by the life of the recipient.
If the recipient dedicates the rest of his life to helpfulness, the donor will only experience positive consequences from this.
However, if the recipient creates misery, that misery will burden the donor in the hereafter.
When the organs of the donor are transplanted for various people, the donor will form part of the lives of all these recipients.
The more organs are transplanted, the more the passing on to the hereafter will be delayed and burdened.

Alternative for organ donation

Artificial organs and technical aids are free from the disadvantages mentioned of organ transplantations.
Thanks to the development of technology, the technical models for the heart, kidneys and even the brain can be employed increasingly well in order to support the functioning of the body.

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