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World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation
by Jack Wellman
2007-10-14 10:05:10
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What would drive people to sign up to donate organ(s)? Plenty!

It is free to sign up for.

You could save someone’s life.

You could be a hero, saving someone’s mom, or dad, or brother.

Someone’s donated organ could save your own life.

You have no use for your organs after death (the Egyptians threw away the brain, thinking it was useless but preserved the heart, thinking it was the seat of intellect).

South Africa lead’s the world in transplants.

People will think more highly of you.

After death, you can donate heart, liver, lungs, kidneys (renal) and pancreas, retina’s. etc.

There is a severe worldwide shortage of donors, while people die waiting.

You can sign the back of your driver’s license in advance, but tell all family members your wishes.

You can tell others to sign up.

Grieving family members receive consolation knowing it saved someone else‘s life.

*An international congress marked the first World Day for Organ Donation and Transportation on October 14th, 2005.

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Seth2007-10-14 22:45:47
It is almost like givng the gift of life. Wow!

Nelson Freytes2008-10-29 08:39:40
Hi Jack. Check out the cafe.. the social network for the transplant community. Here's the link: http://transplantcafe.com


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