ORGAN and TISSUE DONATIONS…give the GIFT of LOVE…

ORGAN DONATION

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Every 13 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list for organs in the United States.
One of those names could soon be mine.</strong>

Facts about organ & tissue donation from the New York Organ Donor Network website <a href=”http://www.nyodn.org/organ/o_statistics_overview.html”>www.nyodn.org/organ/o_statistics_overview.html</a&gt;

*In the U.S., More than 96,000 people are waiting for organs and tissue for transplantation .

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* Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves the lives of as many as 50 people.

*This year, over 6000 people in the U.S. will die waiting for organs.

*So the next time you are at the DMV and the clerk asks if you want to be an organ donor, take a minute to think about the 96,000 folks who are waiting for a second chance to lead a healthy life.
And if you’ve ever said to yourself, “It doesn’t affect me. I don’t know anyone who needs a transplant…” Well, now you do.

If you would like to learn more about organ and tissue donation, please take a look at these websites.

<a href=”http://www.nyodn.org/organ/o_myth.html”>http://www.nyodn.org/organ/o_myth.html</a&gt;

<a href=”http://www.unos.org/”>http://www.unos.org/</a&gt;

<a href=”http://www.unos.org/”>http://www.unos.org/</a&gt;

<a href=”http://http://www.unos.org/“>

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Baby Boomers…there is nothing on me that they could use for a transplant…but the rest of you out ther who are healthy…please consider being a donor.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

~ by thebabyboomerqueen on December 23, 2007.

One Response to “ORGAN and TISSUE DONATIONS…give the GIFT of LOVE…”

  1. Over half of the 98,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list will die before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate about 20,000 transplantable organs every year. Over 6,000 of our neighbors suffer and die needlessly every year as a result.

    There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage — give organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

    Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. People who aren’t willing to share the gift of life should go to the back of the waiting list as long as there is a shortage of organs.

    Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at http://www.lifesharers.org or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.

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