The Ultimate Gift: The Gift of life-Organ Donation

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What does it take to be someones hero? All that it takes is signing the back of ones drivers licence and you could be a hero by saving up to 8 lives and enhancing the lives of many more; it only takes you being an organ donor. Organ donation has negative connotation tied to its back. even though many people in todays society believe that no wrong can happen in their life but in reality we are not invincible and accidents do happen and your time will come to end sometime. The act of organ donation is a compassionate and the humane choice for a person to make. Transplantation is a modern medical marven. Despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. You can give someone the ultimate gift after you have left this earth - the gift of life.

To understand why organ donation is so important, one must understand what it is and how the process works. According to the UNited States Department of Health and Human Services, “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 has some sort of medical condition, and can not survive off of their own (United States Department of Health and Human Service). Organ donation can provide a young child with a full life of memories that would not have been made possible on his own. One may think that the only way to save others lives is by donating blood but many different organs and body parts can also save someones life, these include the “heart, intestine, kidneys, liver, lung, pancreas, pancreas islet cell, heart valves, bone, skin, corneas, veins, cartilage, and tendons” (United State...

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...e waiting list. The problem is the potential donors die without leaving instructions that they wish to be an organ donor. Each donor could enhance the lives of up to fifty people. Everyone should sign up to be an organ donor because the greatest gift you can give is the gift of life.

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