I was watching The Closer on TNT Monday night and the episode centered around the topic of organ donation.
The criminal in the show was killing young men, setting it up to look like some kind of mob killing and harvesting the organs. Once the criminal got the organs he gave them to people on the organ donor list with devastating conditions. Children on the edge of life mostly.
The young men he killed were guilty of a very horrendous crime against a young woman and the criminal felt justified. Now, I’m not here to get into all the “was he right to do that” junk, but when Dr. Criminal was caught, at the end, he was removing a heart from one of the boys and he was going to give it to a young girl awaiting surgery. When I say awaiting, I mean, in anesthesia. So in the end, the girl got the heart anyway, even though it was evidence in a crime.
I am writing this so I can change your minds about organ donation.
There is a lot of weirdness about organ donation. People don’t take the proper steps to donate, so their organs rot away with them. People don’t want to donate at all, so their organs rot away with them. There are a lot of misconceptions about donating. I went to http://www.donatelife.net to look into it.
Despite continuing efforts at public education, misconceptions and inaccuracies about donation persist. Learn these facts to help you better understand organ, eye and tissue donation:
Fact: Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or medical history.
Fact: All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love and generosity toward others.
Fact: If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. Organ, eye and tissue donation can only be considered after you are deceased.
Fact: When you are on the waiting list for an organ, what really counts is the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood type, and other important medical information, not your financial status or celebrity status.
Fact: An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is treated with care, respect and dignity.
Fact: There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ or tissue donation.
Then there are us who do not even know how to donate!
I found the information on how to donate here ———> http://organdonor.gov/donor/index.htm
It is VERY important that we concider donating organs. Men, women and children of all sizes, ethnicities and lifestyles are dying, waiting for organs. If we would donate, even one thing (because you can specify what you would like to donate) it would save one person. 19 people die A DAY waiting for organs. I’m sure more than 19 people die everyday and take their organs with them.
I am donating everything! In death what do I need with this big heart? They probably wont take my eyes though, I can not see AT ALL with out my contacts/glasses.
Big Kiss (^_^) QueenPinky