Why Should Organ Donation Should Be Encouraged

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Daelyn Sagert September 14, 2017 Comp. 1 4th hour Exemplification Essay Why Organ Donation Should Be Encouraged Organ donation is always a hard decision to make before you pass away, and for your loved ones to make after you have passed away. People often misinterpret how organ donation works. In order for someone to want to be a donor they have to be able to understand all the facts about it. Not all people realize how important being an organ donor is. Three steps that everyone should go through before you decide where you stand on organ donation are understanding the facts from myths, understand the process of organ donation, and read at least one story of how organ donation has changed someone’s life. (Organ Donation Myths, Ten Facts,…show more content…
The most common myth of organ donation is that if you have a medical condition, you can’t be a donor. The fact is that no matter who you are, regardless of your age or medical history can sign up to be a donor. Many people also believe that they are too old to be a donor, but the truth is that organ donation is not limited to any age of people. Religious people often believe that their religion doesn’t support organ donation, but most of the major religions (in the U.S.) support it and often think of donation as a final act of love and generosity towards other people. Often people will think that if they are in a hospital or an ambulance, the medical professionals won’t try to save their life. This is the farthest thing from the truth, if you are sick or injured and taken to a hospital, the only priority the medical professionals have is to save your life. Another myth that people often worry about is that if they donate their eyes, organs, and tissues; then their family cannot have an open casket funeral. In the majority of cases however, having an open casket funeral is possible. (Organ Donation…show more content…
Type 1 diabetes took over her body for years. She was almost blinded, her kidneys were destroyed, and it was the catalyst of many life-threatening medical events. Her health rapidly diminished to where her doctors prepared for dialysis and placed her on the kidney and pancreas list for a transplant. 25 years after the transplant she is still seeing how organ transplant changed her life in many great ways. Her kidney and pancreas were provided by a man, who was registered as an organ donor, passed away. The double transplant she received caused her health, and her life, to immediately be taken back over by her. She never ended up needing dialysis or any insulin injections since her transplant. Years after her transplant, she learned that her donor was a man named Doug Shriver. He died in a tragic car accident. Faith Carlin stated, “Doug’s selfishness and generosity gave me a new life because he made the decision to become an organ donor.” She thanks Doug and his family every single day for making it possible for her to gain her life back. She met most of Doug’s family, which she calls a blessing. “My transplant provided me with great hope and excitement for the future” said Faith. Doug changed Faith’s life forever, to where she could finally live her life outside of the hospital and doctor appointments. (25 years

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