Did you know that more than 123,000 men, women, and children in the United States are currently waiting for organ transplants? Donating organs is an opportunity to help others and possibly save a life.
Organ donation means giving an organ or part of an organ to be transplanted into another person. In certain cases, you may donate organs while you are still alive. More often, organ donations occur at the time of death.
Any person of any age can be an organ donor. Your medical condition at the time of your death will determine which organs or tissues can be donated.
This may all sound a little technical or maybe even morbid, but saving a life through organ donation is a wonderful way to help other people.
If you would like to become an organ donor, enroll in your state’s donor registry, or check the organ donor box on your driver’s license application or renewal form.
Also, share your wishes with your family, so they understand what you want to do and why it’s important to you.
Save a life. Consider organ donation.