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Organ Donation

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Lorraine Cheung

on 24 March 2013

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WHO Needs Organs? WHO Can Donate Their Organs? WHY People Aren't Organ Donors: WHAT Body Parts Can Be Donated? “I drink, smoke, etc. so my organs will be of no use to anyone.” Do not rule yourself out because of your age or any past/existing medical conditions!

Brain Death (<1% population)

Cardiac Death (>99% population) The Gift of Life Myths & Truths
*REVEALED* Procrastination
Uneducated about the topic “I’m too old to donate my organs.” “If I am brought to the ER, doctors will not try to save my life if they know that I am an organ donor.” Brought To You By Campus Health Educators: Nashali Castillo, Lorraine Cheung,
Terasa Hall, James Lopez There are over 116,000 people in need of an organ

ONE organ donor can save up to 8 lives

18 people pass away EVERY DAY waiting for a life-saving organ

Minorities make up 55% of those currently on the national organ waiting list WHO CANNOT Donate Their Organs? HIV Positive

Malignancy in the past 5 years

Over 85 years old Other:

** You can choose what you wish to donate when you register to become an organ donor. “I will be able to have an open casket funeral if I choose to donate my organs.” “My religion probably doesn't allow me to be an organ donor.” SIGN UP TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR TODAY! UNYTS: http://www.unyts.org/
Donate Life: http://donatelife.net/ https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=5&gs_ri=psy-ab&tok=w72XcssKVcoEYA38oH3dDw&cp=4&gs_id=e&xhr=t&q=unyts&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.dmQ&biw=990&bih=683&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=MRwxUfmjC4Xy0QHP-oDoDQ#um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=cstep&oq=cstep&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l9.782955.784429.0.784884.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.dmQ&fp=35a6bee4e32ca440&biw=990&bih=683&imgrc=7fitAfvhRA3-FM%3A%3Bu1tYuXJg5ox2DM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.qcc.cuny.edu%252Fcstep%252Fimages%252FCStep001.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.qcc.cuny.edu%252Fcstep%252F%3B436%3B182 Credits: YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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