What Is The Importance Of Organ Donation

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Organ Donation The supply for organ donation is very low in the United states but the demand is high. This leads to problems when it comes to organ donation in the U.S. A lot of people are dying while waiting on the list for organ procurement. Even though the number of types of organs that can be donated is high the waiting list is still full of people in need. Those people are not getting the organs that they need to survive and they are dying while on the list. The types of organs that can be donated range from big organs to small organs. Kidneys and lungs, even eyeballs can be donated even with the wide range of organ types there are still a lot of people on the list waiting and not getting what they need, and therefore they are dying. …show more content…

Also every year the number of people on the list who die also grows. Sometimes people cannot donate because their religion does not allow it. People believe that if you are an organ donor doctors will not try as hard to save your life so they can use your organs quicker and not try to save you. That is not true doctors will always try to save your life no matter what. If a doctor tried to not save your life just for the sake of organ procurement then that doctor would most likely be fired. There are other things people think about organ transplantation that would turn them off from donating organs but there really is no harm to become an organ donor. The financial costs of organ donation are abismal. The doctor will try just as hard to save your life if your an organ donor. The importance of organ donations and donors are great. There would be countless deaths if organ donation did not exist. If anyone decides to become an organ donor it is easy to become one and it is simple. People can choose what organs you want to donate for people to receive. Also organ donation cards are given to you when you register so people can identify if you are one if there is an accident.(Altamirano, Clementina …show more content…

If people continue to think these things then no one will register because they might believe things about it that aren't true. There are also things that people do not know that would change their mind about not registering. One name is added to the waiting list every twenty minutes. That means that everyday there are 72 names added to the list. Out of the list everyday there are about twenty people who die waiting for an organ. If one donor donated all of the organs that he or she could donate then one person could save eight different people.(American Transplant Foundation) There are a number of different organs that one person can donate. After the donor is dead they can donate the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, small intestines and the pancreas. Also along with actual organs like the ones mentioned before donors can also donate tissue from the body. The tissues that can be donated are skin, veins, heart valves, bones, tendons, and finally the corneas. In fact the corneas are the most commonly donated organs/tissues. Over 40,000 cornea transplants are performed in the U.S every year. If a person is healthy enough they can become a living donor and donate organs that you can survive without.(American Transplant Foundation) Blood or part of a liver are common. There are many organs that one can donate but that means that the shortage of organs is because of people failing to

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