Thank you for addressing such an important issue. The pictures truly represent
what organ donation can mean not only to the recipients, but also the
donor's family and those families who have lost a loved one waiting for a
transplant. Registering is easy, just mark yes on your driver license or visit
Yes Utah online.
I have been on an organ donor list for most of my life. Unfortunately for
recipients (but not for me), I’m still using everything. If/when the time
comes, I have left very specific instructions to donate everything I can and
even use what’s left for medical research. I figure if I’m going to
get it all back in perfect condition, why not help somebody in mortality?Still, there are glitches in the system. When a relative of mine had a
traumatic brain injury a couple of years ago, we elected to donate harvestable
organs. When the surgeon at IMC told us WE would be responsible for the tens of
thousands of dollars required to donate them, we were shocked. It was ludicrous
to think we could afford that! She went to her grave taking what could have very
likely saved or prolonged someone else’s quality of life. There HAS to be
a better way.
@Cleetorn It is not accurate that donors and/or donor families will pay for
costs associated with organ donation. Costs are paid for by the recipient, most
often by recipient's insurance. Get accurate information by going to
website listed in the above article. Organ donation is the easiest thing to do,
the most selfless act and it saves lives!