How do you feel when you have to wait for something you really, really want? What if it was something you couldn’t live without? Each day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. However, an average of 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs. Any one of those people might be someone you know. Today I’d like to talk to you about the need for organ donors in our area, second, how you can become an organ donor after you die, and finally, how your family and organ donor recipients benefit from your donation.
People all over the world are in need of an organ transplant even people right here in CNY, Buffalo, NYC, you get the picture. The problem is that there are a lack of organs and organ donors who make organ transplantation possible. There are a variety of different organs and tissues needed including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, and even blood vessels. Did you know that a new name is added to the national waiting list every 10 minutes? That means by the end of this class 25 people will be added to that list. Another good thing is that you can choose to donate any needed organs or you can specify which organs or tissues you wish to donate. A poem by Robert Test entitled, "To Remember Me," shows the importance of organ donation. “Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain… Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk…Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday, a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window”
I’m sure that you can see the need for people like you to donate your organs.But you might be asking, well, how can I make sure my organs are...
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