Organ Donation

1775 Words May 10th, 2005 8 Pages
The Importance of Organ Donation

Each day approximately 6,300 people die and what makes this haunting is that presently there are 83,513 people waiting for organs to be donated, yet each day 17 people die because they do not receive a transplant (http://www.donatelife.net/facts_stats.html). These statistics show that people who are waiting for organ transplants have a good chance at being saved and get what they need. The sad truth is though, because of the lack of people willing to donate organs, many people will continue to wait for organs to save their lives. "Waiting lists of patients for organ transplants become longer as the need for transplantable organs increases" (Sheehy 1). Think back to how someone might feel when a close
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Many often feel when a loved one dies it is evil that they are being put through those feelings. Instead of making another person go through that evil, turn it in to good. Ease the pain of death by bringing new life to someone who has been suffering. It is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help erase the pain one feels and bring happiness back into their life. For those who do not believe in organ donation, it is mostly because they believe in the myths. They don't know any better because they have never been educated on the topic. A view seen by those who disagree with donating organs is that when someone dies, they are to be let alone to rest and go to eternal life, their next life, or whatever their religious view bring them to. The mind and body though are separate. The mind which carries everything the person was will leave the body and go to its eternal destination. The actually body will be buried or incarnated still looking the same so that the traditional funeral events can still take place. When doctors and medical staff remove organs, they are very cautious about not affecting the look of the person. They replace the bones with rods to maintain the rigidity. They will use sponges and bandages to hold the shape of the removed muscles and tendons. All to help the donor looking just like they did before the surgery. Unlike many believe, one can still have

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