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The Importance of Organ Donation

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The Importance of Organ Donation

Each day approximately 6,300 people die and what makes this haunting is that presently there are 83,513 people waiting for organs to be donated, yet each day 17 people die because they do not receive a transplant (http://www.donatelife.net/facts_stats.html). These statistics show that people who are waiting for organ transplants have a good chance at being saved and get what they need. The sad truth is though, because of the lack of people willing to donate organs, many people will continue to wait for organs to save their lives. ?Waiting lists of patients for organ transplants become longer as the need for transplantable organs increases? (Sheehy 1). Think back to how someone might feel when a close family member or friend dies. With out argument, the feeling one experiences when going through a time like that is one of the most painful experiences. The feeling when one gets when they know that they will never again see the person you loved so much, never hold them, touch them, experience their presence. It is a horrible feeling. What many do not realize is simply by donating organs, you can help someone else not have to deal with that pain.

Organ donation is when someone who has died, has previously given permission for their organs to be taken from their body and transplanted into someone else?s who because of some sort of medical condition, can not survive off of their own. At the time of death one?s heart, intestine, kidneys, liver, lung, pancreas, pancreas islet cell, heart valves, bone, skin, corneas, veins, cartilage, and tendons can all be used for transplantation. Choosing to donate organs is beneficial to many people, morally the right thing to do when you pass on and, is also one of the most important ways for survival of many people.

Organ donation is often perceived with doubt because many people do not know the truth. There are many myths out about the donating of organs that cause many people to opt not to. What many do not realize is the truth about organ donation. The body of the donor after the surgery is not mangled up and is presentable for the funeral. Organ donation is ethical and should not be looked down upon. Organ donating is there to save lives, not to hurt anyone. Many people think that they should be paid or given something in return for donating their organs, which is...

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...en through the example of Nickolas Green, when you donate organs you not only save one life, but often numerous. Your body has so many vital organs and tissues that can be donated and given to many different people. For many of these people, what you donate to them, can be a matter of life or death. If they don?t receive a donation soon enough, their time will run out and they will pass away. By donating organs you are giving of your body, something that will never again by seen after death. You are making the morally correct decision to help others. It seems we are all brought up to help others and give of yourself, and what better way to do so then by donating of your organs.

When you go to get your drivers licence, be sure to mark that you will donate. Put yourself in the shoes of someone waiting for a donation. They hear of people dying and yet nothing will happen for their benefit if these people don?t choose to donate. Picture you husband or wife, on their death bed unless someone will donate their organs. Make the right decision to bring happiness out of death. Do not put your organs to waste, help those in need, and choose to donate.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the importance of organ donation, noting there are 83,513 people waiting for organs, yet 17 people die because they don't receive a transplant.
  • Explains that organ donation is beneficial to many people, morally the right thing to do when you pass on and, is also one of the most important ways for survival.
  • Explains that organ donation is ethical and should not be looked down upon. many people think that they should be paid or given something in return for donating their organs, but most people should want to do it because of the benefit it has for someone who is dying.
  • Opines that families of deceased people are overriding the choice of the deceased and saying no to donation.
  • Explains how reg and maggie green donated their son nicholas' organs after he was shot and killed at the age of seven.
  • Explains that those who don't believe in organ donation believe that one can still have an open casket funeral when one donates.
  • Explains that there are already plenty of people who are donating organs so they don't feel that theirs is needed. there are many more diseases and sicknesses, and they believe that they may receive?long-term problems from the donor?
  • Explains the myth that if someone has a donor card, doctors will not take every possible effort in to saving them, just so that they can have their organs.
  • Explains that people believe that celebrities and famous people get preferential treatment, but time is a very important factor, so matches are made locally first to the most critically needed patient.
  • Explains that orthodox judaism is the only religion against it. adam gave eve a rib- the first transplant.
  • Opines that human beings are morally and ethically obliged to donate organs. the body is what holds our mind and soul while we live.
  • Explains that when one donates organs, one saves a life and many others. it is morally correct to give of one's body, something that will never again be seen after death.
  • Advises drivers to mark that they will donate their organs when they get their drivers licence. they suggest putting yourself in the shoes of someone waiting for a donation.
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