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Why you should be an organ donor

Over the past 10 years, the number of people who need transplants has grown from 80,000 to more than 120,000.

Are You Hesitant About Saying “Yes” to Organ Donation?

The number of donors remains roughly the same — 15,000. In a state the size of Wisconsin, there are more than 2,000 people waiting for an organ transplant. Around the country, an average of 79 people get a transplant every day, while an average of 21 die because they weren't able to get the organ they needed to stay alive.

If you've thought about becoming an organ donor but have concerns about it, read this blog article. It discusses the most common myths people have about being an organ donor and what you should know about each. Below are three you should keep in mind when you make the decision to donate or not.

Eye, cornea, and tissue donations can improve the lives of dozens of people. Donors are usually no longer living when they donate their organs.

3 Reasons to Consider Being an Organ Donor

But donations of certain organs and tissue can happen while the donor's alive. Your donation can help a person who lives in your area — maybe even someone you know In most instances, your organ donation stays local.

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Seventy-five percent of organs go to local people. UNOS is a private, non-profit organization that manages the national transplant waiting list. See where you can sign up.

After signing up, you can remove your name from the registry at any time. Registering and donating is completely free. Share With Your Friends. Our social icons are unavailable at this time.

  1. There's nothing that we can do about that, but if donation is able to help with closure of the tragedy, help do good from that, I think it's very important, and I think people realize that after donation that even though they've lost somebody, they've helped other people, and it helps people move on.
  2. The number of donors remains roughly the same — 15,000. Our social icons are unavailable at this time.
  3. We cure diabetes with the pancreas transplant. I think most people know that being an organ donor is a good thing, but for some reason there might be some questions or some concerns that you have that keep you from saying, "Yes.
  4. No one can donate their organs unless they are brain-dead.

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