Consider Organ Donation
Perhaps no-one close to you was saved from untimely death, because someone was registered as an organ donor and that someone died. Because of organ donation a young father of two young sons and the husband of a young wife, received a new heart. Because of organ donation that family continues their dreams for a bright future. Together!
Perhaps you should consider becoming an organ donor and save a life some day.
Facts About Organ Donation
• Many people die every day while waiting for a transplant.
• 1 organ donor can save 8 lives and change the lives of over 50 people by donating tissue and eyes.
• Almost anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age or medical history.
• If a person is hospitalized, the medical staff provides the best possible care, regardless of organ donor status. Donation is only considered after a patient has died.
• Donors are needed for all races and ethnic groups. Transplant success rates increase when organs are matched between members of the same ethnic background.
• Thousands of people are desperately waiting for organ transplants.
• Organ donation is not only about life saving as many people need life improving tissue such as heart valves, cardiovascular tissue, bone, musculoskeletal tissue and skin.
• The factors that determine who receives an organ include severity of illness, time spent on the waiting list, and blood type. Status plays no role in determining who receives an organ.
• A donor’s body is never disfigured and donation does not interfere with funeral arrangements.
• If you’re a donor, your family pay no money related to donation.
• The success rate for organ transplants is between 80 and 90 percent.
• The need for organ donors has never been greater. You can help.
Benefits of Organ Donation
Perhaps you wonder why you should consider organ donation. Well, here’s why:
– Organ donation Save Lives and you can Make a Difference
– A recipient gets a second chance at life.
– For some, an organ transplant means the end of dependency on costly routine treatments to survive and the return to a normal lifestyle. A recipient may see again or recover mobility or be free from pain.
– Though it is always difficult to lose a loved one, many grieving families of organ donors take comfort in the fact that their loss may help to save a life.
Organ donation is a charitable act that costs nothing.