Get the Facts on Organ Donation
Are you an Organ Donor?
Do you know what it means to be an Organ Donor?
Hopefully this post will clear things up for you!
The following information is direct from the official Donate Life Website:
Despite continuing efforts at public education, misconceptions and inaccuracies about donation persist. Learn these facts to help you better understand organ, eye and tissue donation:
Fact: Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or medical history.
Fact: All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love and generosity toward others.
Fact: If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. Organ, eye and tissue donation can only be considered after you are deceased.
Fact: When you are on the waiting list for an organ, what really counts is the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood type, and other important medical information, not your financial status or celebrity status.
Fact: An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is treated with care, respect and dignity.
Fact: There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ or tissue donation.
Being an organ donor can save lots of lives! Registering to be an organ donor only tells people that you want to donate your organs after you die, not right now!
You can register online.
If you have any other questions or would like more material about becoming an organ donor you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office in 51 W Choate House.