Become an Organ Donor

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Become an Organ Donor
“Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep (Sandbury, n.d.).” By this time tomorrow, 12 people in America who are alive right now will be dead. Not because they were in a car wreck, Not because they were gunned down, Not because their time had come, not even because they were not in the hospital, but simply because they could not be given a life-saving transplant in time. 12 people will die because the organ transplant they need will not be possible. Money is not the issue here, nor is scarcity. Each day, there are more than enough potential donors who pass away who could meet all the needs of people on the waiting list. The problem is those potential donors die without leaving instructions that they are prepared to help someone live after them. And this is an issue on an enormous scale.
Currently, nearly 60,000 Americans are waiting for a life saving organ transplant. Hundreds of thousands more would benefit from a life enhancing tissue transplant. And yet every day 12 people will die while awaiting a transplant. And every 16 minutes another name is added to the waiting list. Here is the real tragedy: It truly is so easy to fix this problem. Fortunately, there is an amazing network across the United States that links hospitals with one another and can match donors with potential patients. In addition, there is another reliable and sophisticated organizations running like the United Network for Organ Sharing which ensures that donors and donees are all brought into the system as smoothly and effortlessly as possible. The one element that is missing is a sufficiently large number is a pool of donors. Maybe that could be you; so, how can you help?
Well, first, you need to make the decision that when the time comes, you would like to help someone else. And that’s quite something to go through. It is not…...

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