Overcome the Fear of Organ Donation

When one thinks of donating an organ, they automatically think that it is the ultimate good deed to save someone else’s life. For many, this is such an enormous act of generosity. For those who stay clear from donating organs, perhaps it is due to a fear of being cut up, or an inability to be compassionate, or perhaps even a myth that is changing their minds. With over 7000 deaths on the organ transplant waiting list in 2005, many organizations have been actively involved in raising the awareness of need of organ donations in the United States and worldwide.

Giving away some of your organs to those in need is a wonderful feeling. Organ donation can come in two different forms: when you are alive and deceased. If you know someone who needs a kidney or something that you can afford to lose, you should try and see if you are a match. This is a wonderful way to save your loved one’s life and help them create a better path. The majority of people feel that saving someone life alone is all they need to sign on the dotted line. With 90,000 patients on the donation list, it is more than a good deed to help someone else out.

On the other hand, if you are deceased, you can also donate your body to science or for organ transplant. This will also give someone a second chance at life, and someone else in the world will be able to breathe and live normally because of you and your organs. Our bodies are the gifts of life, and organ donation is a way to give the gifts to those who‘re in need.

Some people do not like the idea of having their bodies cut up or being donated to science. The last thing they want to do is not be buried with their families or look altered in any way. However, open casket funerals can still be planned, even if you were to donate organs or whole body. Others feel that if they do donate, their families will be charged for any fees, which could lead to thousands of dollars. In actuality, they are never charged if you do decide to do this.

The advance in medicines and medical research depend on the deep understanding of our body. When organ donation for transplant saves one life, whole body donation for science and medical research may save thousands of lives.

Natalie Aranda writes on health and fitness. Organ donation can come in two different forms: when you are alive and deceased. If you know someone who needs a kidney or something that you can afford to lose, you should try and see if you are a match. This is a wonderful way to save your loved one’s life and help them create a better path. The advance in medicines and medical research depend on the deep understanding of our body. When organ donation for transplant saves one life, whole body donation for science and medical research may save thousands of lives.

After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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