Organ Donation And Organ Organs Essay

833 Words Nov 30th, 2016 4 Pages
When people go to get their driver license, they are always asked the same question; Do you want to be an organ donor? When people are asked to answer that question, they are usually uninformed on organ donation, or this is the first time they are hearing about organ donation and being an organ donor. Once people are informed about organ donation, the main reasons they decide not to be an organ donor is because they believe that doctors will be less likely to save them if they are an organ donor, and that the black market is able to fix the problem of organ shortages. Statistically speaking, “twenty-two people die each day waiting on an organ transplant, over 119,958 people are on the transplant waiting list, and only 30,970 transplants happened last year,” (Organ Donation Statistics). Although people have reasons for not donating organs, they should donate organs because it could help solve the problem of organ shortages, and save lives.
Many people are unaware of organ donation and why it is important. Organ donation can be defined as, “Organ donation is the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person (the organ donor) and placing it into another person (the recipient),” (Organ Donation Facts & Info). An organ donor can be living or deceased people that are registered to be an organ donor. The question that people should know the answer to; what is considered organ donations? People can donate the following, “Tissue such as cornea, bone marrow,…

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