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Transcript of Organ Donation
Benefits of Organ
How YOU Can Help!
Make the Commitment
Everybody should consider donating, and here's why!
Becoming an Organ Donor
Organ donation can help save lives and make a difference
- Every , someone is added to the waiting list.
- Each day, an average of receive organ transplants; however, an average of die each day waiting.
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services states that as of May 4, 2009, the percentage of recipients still living 5-years after their transplant:
69.3% / 74.9% / 73.8% / 54.4%
- New York Organ Donor Network says most organs and tissues can be donated.
- More than people are waiting for an organ.
- more people are added to the national waiting list each day.
- More than people a year die before they receive their organ.
- Organ donors are in desperate need.
- There are far more people in need of a transplant than willing to donate.
- One organ donor can save up to
- Substantial need for tissues and organs
- According to Donate Life America, there are more than 86 million registered donors.
- Unfortunately, not everyone is able to donate.
- One must meet medical and behavioral criteria
- One must also be free of communicable diseases
- Costs nothing yet gives the gift of life
- Doctors are able to harvest several organs from the deceased donor, meaning more than one person's life is saved or improved
- May also help the remaining family members cope
- From an article on livestrong.com, according to the United States Organ and Tissue Transplantation Department, donating tissues, organs or a body to a medical facility, research institute or university allows scientists and doctors to understand certain diseases and their effect on the human body.
organdonor.gov / donatelifeny.org / nationalnetworkoforgandonors.org
Inform Others, Share the News, Speak Up!
- Don't keep it a secret; share with your family and friends.
- Talk about donation at any opportunity.
How YOU Can Help!
- United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
There are many ways of bringing donors and recipients together...
- Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)
- Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO)
- There are many opportunities to help promote donation in your community and workplace.
- Make it official and declare it on your driver's license when you turn 18 years old.
- Sign a donor card (Go onto National Kidney Foundation website and fill out a form!)
*It's very important you discuss this with your family because usually they'll be asked to give consent so it's good if they know your wishes.
The National Network of Organ Donors gives a few:
How YOU Can Help!
- One donor can save up to 8 lives!
- An average of 18 people die each day because they don't receive an organ
- Severe shortage
- Large impact
- Furthering science
- It's so simple! Just go onto any one of the websites & register for your state.
- Make it official and put it on your license when you turn 18
- Inform family members about your wishes
- Get involved!
Kimball Johnson, MD states that...
- Go onto
& register for your state!
Organdonor.gov says that...
Text: The National Network of Organ Donors