Myth Vs. Reality: Organ Donation in the United StatesLast Updated February 5, 2020
It can be difficult to think about what happens to our bodies after we die, let alone deciding beforehand about what we’re going to do with our organs and tissue. But becoming an organ donor is a fulfilling choice that allows you to provide the gift of life to those in need.
For those of you who are on the fence about becoming an organ donor, or simply waiting to register at a later time in your life, we wanted to address common myths and misinformation surrounding organ donation in case these inaccuracies were the reason for your concern. Check it out here:
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Despite the immense strides we have made in medicine and technology, as well as increased awareness of organ donation and transplantation, the gap between supply and demand is only continuing to widen.
There are over 122,000 people in need of a lifesaving organ as we speak, and every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list. Statistics often tend to be overwhelming, but the key thing is to remember that each number represents a person, a mother, a father, a sibling, child or friend.
Its summertime and what better way to enjoy it than by help saving lives? Organ donation and transplantation are literally gifts of life.
You can register through your DMV or do it online with your state and save lives!
Don’t keep your decision a secret; share your stance on organ donation with others and encourage them to register, too. After all, we’re all needed when it comes to saving lives and spreading hope.
Have you considered becoming an organ donor but were unsure if it is the right decision or not? Then check out this CJs infographic on separating the myths from realities of organ donation in the United States.
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