Organ Donors Needed

April 3, 2016

Organ donation is the process of a person donating their organs for transplant. Organs are given to persons with damaged organs that need to be replaced. An organ transplant may save a person’s life, or significantly improve their health and quality of life. Deciding to be an organ and eye donor at the DMV means that you have chosen to make all of your organs available for transplant at the time of your death.

It does NOT mean that you agree to whole body donation. One organ donor can save up to eight lives. The same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes. More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. Solid Organs: Hearts, kidneys, pancreases, lungs, livers and intestines. More than 123,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant. Another name is added to the national transplant waiting list every 12 minutes. And on average, 21 people die every day from the lack of available organs for transplant. FYI: Our Founding Pastor Willie L. Reid Sr. was an organ donation recipient.

Article by Lavella Head