All too often, people procrastinate in thinking about and actually designating their decision to become an organ donor. Maybe there is a lingering myth or some other reason that prevents someone from documenting their decision. In all likelihood, the majority of people simply have not come face-to-face with the issue during the course of their daily routine or taken a few minutes to learn just how incredibly easy it is to help save lives by registering as an organ/tissue donor.
Think for a moment…what if it was YOU?
What if you were the one with a heart complication, a bad set of lungs, a bum liver or facing an unexpected, life-threating battle with kidney disease and in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant?
I imagine those who haven’t thought about this would change their perspective on the world and support for the issue in no time.
We all have a zillion personal issues to deal with throughout the course of a day, but encouraging a friend, family member, co-worker or random stranger waiting in line to become an organ donor is another step toward increasing awareness and bringing the issue to the forefront of a stranger’s mind.
It only takes 20 seconds to register, you only have to do it once to be part of Illinois’ new registry, and I assure you that it will make an unimaginable difference in the lives of other human beings.
I leave you for now with this great Letter to the Editor by Brian Troy in Rockford. It ran in December in the Rockford Register Star, I apologize for the delay, but it is a great testament to my comments above.
Thanks for reading,