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Organ Donation

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Julia Reichley

on 1 February 2016

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Transcript of Organ Donation

What is Organ Donation?
What is the need?
There are nearly
121,000 men, women and children
waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S.
22 people will die each day waiting for an organ
Views on Organ Donation
Organ donation
saves lives.
What are Other Facts?
It is much more likely that you will
an organ donation at some point in your life than that you will
be able to donate
one yourself; it is ONLY possible to donate an organ if you die in
Why is it a social justice issue?
How do we
especially the
rights of the donors
and potential
in the context of living organ donation and transplantation
How can we
and the
both of donors and recipients?
Who can donate?
Julia Reichley
Works Cited
Prolonged suffering
of the family of the donor and the donor himself/herself.
2. Second chance at life
3. Offer consolation
4. Provide opportunities for medical research
1. prolonged suffering for family & recepient
2. possible development of diabetes
3. possible transplant rejection
4. comes with possible surgery complication
5. added cost incurred
Organ donation
is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of
into another person. In order for a person to become an organ donor,
blood and oxygen
must flow through the organs
until the time of recovery
to ensure viability.


whether they are alive or deceased as long as they have/had
no health concerns
(like HIV, cancer, or a severe infection) and the donation
must take place
in a
Be a Donor,
Be a Hero.

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"Organ Donation Facts." WebMD. WebMD, 2016. Web. 31 Jan. 2016.
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