My dear friend Tony suffered from liver failure and desperately needed an organ transplant. He had slipped into a coma for the third time and we all thought it was over. Finally, at the last moment, a suitable liver was found and Tony was blessed with 10 extra years of life. After he died, his organs were donated to save someone else.
♥ Ode to Tony♥
There are far more people in need of organ transplants than people willing to donate. This can be attributed to fear, ignorance, religious objections, apathy, etc.
The world-renowned Mayo Clinic in the U.S. addresses some myths and misconceptions:
[Please note: Costs mentioned in the article are applicable to the U.S.A. only.]
“It can be hard to think about what’s going to happen to your body after you die, let alone donating your organs and tissue. But being an organ donor is a generous and worthwhile decision that can be a lifesaver. If you’ve never considered organ donation or delayed becoming a donor because of possibly inaccurate information, here are answers to some common organ donation myths and concerns.” – continue reading HERE
It’s easy to sign up and most countries have websites to facilitate this, as well as organ donor consent forms with driver’s licence renewals.
Here’s a few:
I registered years ago and hope you’ll consider doing so as well, if you haven’t already.
What are your thoughts about organ donations?
Looking forward to your comments!