We could likely all learn a bit more about what it means to check off the organ donation box on our driver’s license renewal.
One American dies nearly every hour waiting for a transplant - yet a single organ donor can save as many as eight lives. We likely all agree that organ donation is beneficial, yet only about 45% of American adults are registered as organ donors. (And, it varies widely by state. In NY, only about 13% of people are organ donors.)
Whether you decide to become one or not, here are a few ways to help:
1. Learn a bit more about the myths of organ donation and spread the word: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/organ-donation/art-20047529
2. If you decide to become an organ donor, in addition to choosing this on your driver’s license renewal, you can also register here: https://www.registerme.org
Build your helping network by inviting others to join in and learn.
Click ‘Join’, make some progress learning about organ donation, and click ‘Complete’.