We do not always have the luxury of choosing our challenges in life. As part of learning about our bodies and the miracle they are, we wanted to provide a service by sharing some interesting and helpful tips about organ donation this week. We can’t predict the future, but having a plan in place is so important. Share your donation wishes with your family! You can choose to donate specific organs or all/any of your choosing.
22 people die everyday waiting for an organ transplant.
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Conveniently register at either of these two locations:
75 lives can be saved by one person
Just 1 person that registers to donate their organs can have this huge impact. Organ donation can include the heart, liver, etc. but the ones we don’t think about as commonly include the eyes, skin and tendons. ACL and other tendons and tissue come from donors not cadavers! Those cadavers are people. Those people are heroes!
Only babies can save babies with organ transplants
For patients and families awaiting transplant, organ and tissue donation can mean the difference between life and death.
Illness doesn’t mean you can’t donate
Did you know? Illnesses such as cancer, MS, or kidney disease will not necessarily prevent safe donation. Register, and if/when the time comes, the medical experts will determine if your organs are safe and viable.
Every 10 minutes another person is added to the list
Of those needing an organ transplant. Did you know that bone and skin grafts come from donors too? AND eye donation can restore sight in up to two people and eye tissue can restore hearing as well!
Religious and/or funeral concerns?
Despite common misconception, an open casket is an option still after donating organ(s), eye(s), and/or tissue. The donation won’t be visible. And in case you had concerns, all major religions support organ, eye, and tissue donation.