I first found this link on my good friend Megan’s amazing blog, Freckled Italian!
Here’s where I found the link:
Ready? Here we go!
Here’s the link to the original post:
For me, I didn’t even hesitate when I was asked if I wanted to be an organ donor. I said yes, absolutely.
So, I completely agree with the author’s position – There are no reasons not to be an organ donor!
Regardless, her piece was well-researched, and bit of humor, too!
For me, I greatly appreciated the statistics she included. Statistics always make articles more compelling for me.
There’s a known shortage of organs. The transplant lists are (or they feel like it, anyway) miles long. People die every single day waiting for kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, and others. It’s so sad!
As an example: With blood donations, one pint from you can save up to three lives. With organ donation, you can potentially save many, many more. It’s an awesome concept!
I wanted to include some more links, in case anyone is interested in learning more:
- To The Organ Donor Who Will Save My Life
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – organdonor.gov
- Donate Life America
- Organ donation: Don’t let these myths confuse you – Mayo Clinic
- American Transplant Foundation
- International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation (IRODat)
- International practices of organ donation – British Journal of Anaesthesia
Are you an organ donor?
Do you know someone who has received an organ?
Do you know someone on a transplant list?
Do you want to become an organ donor?
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂