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Worth a thought ……One  of the richest and most powerful men in Brazil, Thane Chiquinho Scarpa, made waves when he announced plans to bury his million-dollar Bentley, so he could drive around his afterlife in style. He received lots of media attention, mostly negative and was severely criticized for the extravagant gesture and wasting of a precious commodity. Why wouldn’t he donate the car to charity? How out of touch with reality is this guy? He still went ahead with the ceremony.

Moments before lowering the car in the ground prepared for the burial of his Bentley, he declared that he wouldn’t bury his car and then revealed his genuine motive for the drama: Just to create awareness for organ donation.

“People condemn me because I wanted to bury a million dollar Bentley, in fact most people bury something a lot more valuable than my car,” Scarpa said during a speech at the ceremony. “They bury hearts, livers, lungs, eyes, kidneys. This is absurd. So many people waiting for a transplant and you bury your healthy organs that could save so many lives!”

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3 Responses to “Will you be burying something really precious ?”

  • I have already donated one of my kidneys to a complete strange in 2017. Unfortunately I have suffered several health problems myself by doing so, things I wasn’t made aware of.

  • Diane:

    So sorry to hear you had some problems. Hope your health is getting better. Donation recovery seems to vary a lot at time person to person.

  • Matthew Clements:

    Good article in the Guardian magazine today about kidney donation, looking at one chain donation in particular and also mentioning altruistic donations

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