The Importance Of Organ Donation

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Being an organ donor is helping to save a person's life, one donor can save up to eight people's lives. It is very easy to become an organ donor of you choose to do so, when you turn sixteen the government of Ontario sends a organ donation form for you to decide if organ donation is right for you. Becoming an organ donor is completely free and takes less than 2 minutes to sign up for! There are thousands of people just in Canada waiting for a organ donation, these people may wait years and end up dying without ever receiving a transplant. If every person in Canada that is healthy donated one thing for example a kidney we could work together to save thousands of lives each year. Every religion has a different perspective on organ donation and/or tissue donation, but…show more content…
More than 6,000 transplants from a living donor are performed each year. When you get your first driver's licence a G1, a organ donor card comes with it and you get to choose what organs you will donate if you die. For organ donations after a person has passed away, a medical assessment is done to determine what organs can be donated. Conditions like HIV, actively spreading cancer, or s severe infection would exclude organ donation. For donating as a living donor having serious conditions like cancer, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease can prevent you from donating. To donate your organs after death, you can either register through the website or through, you could also fill out an organ donor card when you get or renew your drivers license. To become a living organ donor you can either work directly with your family member or friend’s transplant team, or contact a transplant center in your area to find out if you are a match for someone looking for an organ. Many people have a concern about being a organ donor and having an open casket funeral, but it is still possible to have a open casket

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