Why People Should People Become An Organ Donation?

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Imagine you are in a serious accident. Your life was taken from you and all of your family and friends are devastated. Your family decide to donate all of your organs that are able to help save other lives because they understand what it is like to lose somebody and they do not want this to happen to anybody else. Your family and friends can also take comfort in knowing that something positive came from their loss. These are just a couple of reasons why everyone should become an organ donor, but sadly there is not enough donors in the world. Twenty-one people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant (“Facts About Organ Donation”). We can reduce this number if everybody signed up to be an organ donor. In order to put an end to the …show more content…
The main reason is because they might have been told myths about why you should not organ donate. One of those myths is that certain religions do not believe in organ donation. This is not true because almost all religions in the U.S. support organ donation (“Facts About Organ Donation”). Another myth is that people think they will not be able to have the type of funeral they want. Mainly, they believe they will not be able to have an open-casket funeral. Organ procurement organizations treat donors bodies with the best respect, allowing them to be viewed in an open-casket funeral. Some people also believe that doctors do not try as hard to keep them alive if they are an organ donor. However, doctors give even more test to the patient if they are organ donors to make sure they are dead before determining official death (“10 Most Common Myths About Organ Donation”). One of the biggest myths of all is that people think that if they are a certain race they can not donate. This is false because having donors of different races is actually very important because transplant success rates increase when organs are matched between members of the same ethnic background (“Facts About Organ Donation”). This means that even more lives can be saved by organ …show more content…
There is a recently new advertising campaign called “Pass Life On”. This campaign promotes organ donation and encourages people to register to become a donor. To promote organ donation “Pass Life On” makes videos with beautiful scenery. During the video, it states why organ donation is good and how to register to become a donor. The videos have heartfelt meanings that go along with their theme of “The Greatest Person Never Known”. “The Greatest Person Never Known” is what a donor is to someone who is waiting for a transplant (“The Greatest Person Never Known”). This campaign is doing a great thing by encouraging organ

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