When you are asked if you want to be an organ donor, why say no? People die everyday because of the lack of people becoming organ donors. Everyone should be an organ donor if they qualify. Organ donation is the process of removing organs from a donor to a recipient who needs it to live. Many people around the world are waiting on a list while they are suffering, and could be for years to follow because there aren’t enough donors for the number of recipients.
People also need to consider that as the potential donor must consider the possibility of adverse health effects after donation—as well as the potential to save the life of the recipient, who may be a loved one. Donating when alive is a hard decision to make because of the complications you may experience, most people would in a heartbeat for a loved one, but don’t think about their safety also. There are some organs in which you can donate and most cases would be okay. When someone you loves needs a life saving organ and you’re willing to give them yours, you have to remember that then you are in need of a organ and you will be put onto the waiting
For organ donor recipients, organ transplants are often a second chance at life. Some people spend their whole lives struggling with one part of their body, which is holding them back from their everyday lives. When organ transplants take place, they often receive that second chance at life they’ve always wanted. An example of someone who got that second chance is Charity Tilleman-Dick, an opera soprano whose an advocate for organ donation, and has had two double lung transplants. “I 'm alive today because a family in Ohio turned their tragedy into a miracle.
People Should Be an Organ Donor Organ transplantation is not a new idea. It could be found in myths of the ancient Greeks in third century and was referred to by older civilizations. (PBS) However, people thought that it was impossible to do until the World War II, it had became a real strong motivation. (TORSC) After several years, the kidney was the first successful human organ to be transplanted by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume at Brigham Hospital in Boston on December 23, 1954s. (LiveOnNY) This success transplantation defined as lasting more than half years in recorded history.
Becoming an organ donor after death is not only an important decision for yourself, but it saves many lives after yours, it’s morally correct, and helps grieving family members. Organ donation is a great feat, it is giving the gift of life. According to organdonor.gov, “More than 125 million people have registered as organ donors, but only about 3 in 1,000 can actually become donors when they die.” If the amount of people that sign up could donate, then we would have a significant difference. To sign up
Therefore, organ donation doesn’t have to be in the minute a person desperately needs it. One can donate his/her organ to science to have scientists experiment it and find solutions for different kinds of diseases. Doing that helps discover a treatment for people who are not eligible to get a transplant but are in a near end-stage organ failure. For example, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) is dedicated to assist researchers in educational medical centers, universities, and hospitals to improve the field of medical research through organ, tissue, and eye donation. CORE tends to provide the donor families opportunities to donate organs for experiments that may lead to treatments at the end of the experimentation.
If a patient from poorer circumstances were at the top of the list she might get an organ though it would cost her everything she has. Having to pay the donor as well as the doctors and hospital would raise the price that the recipient would have to pay so high that she would never be able to cover it, and she might be overlooked altogether as a candidate for transplant. And although organ donors should not be paid for organ donation, they should also not have to pay to help someone else. A short-term life insurance policy, nontransferable health insurance, and the costs of travel, time off work, and the cost of surgery and hospital stay should be covered for all donors. The recipient’s insurance or a government program such as Medicare should pay these costs.
The process of donation most often begins with your consent to be a donor by registering in your state. Signing up does not guarantee you will be able to donate your organs, eyes, or tissues but it is the first step to being eligible to save lives. For someone to become a deceased donor, he or she has to die in very specific circumstances. Once a person dies, the hospital notifies the local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) to see if the patient that died can donate. The OPO matches the organs to the best-matched patient.
When dealing with this issue, it should not be forgotten that this is a discussion of life and death, where a decision is made on who lives, who dies and why. This issue is also regarding real people who are suffering, and decisions made based on good ethics and proper understanding of social and religious aspects will facilitate and make the process less painful. Both the community and physicians should therefore approach organ transplant positively and objectively and treat ethical, social and religious issues as negotiable perspectives and not barriers to organ
Organ donation is the removal and transfer process of organ(s) from one patient to another. Researchers used animals and humans to experiment on in the 18th century. Many spend their entire lives on the waiting list to no avail. The lack of volunteer donors greatly impacts the United States(U.S.) causing the patient to seek help elsewhere. Along with the stress of going through the donation process the financial burden can limit the family and put them in a bind.