Famous quotes about organ donation

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Organ Donation Quotes (5 quotes)

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Organ donation and transplantation affects everyone. Here are some of their incredible stories.


Keira's parents, Loanna and Joe, felt donation was "the right thing for Keira". Faizan has been told he may have to wait ten years for a kidney because of a shortage of donors. Read his story and more here. Have you or someone close to you donated their organs or tissues or received a transplant? Are you or someone you love waiting for an organ?

Ever since organ donation became clinically feasible, there have not been enough organs to go around. The number of potential recipients on transplant waiting lists has more than doubled, and now stands at over ,, whereas the number of deceased donors has increased by only half. Meanwhile, the numbers of deaths related to the organ shortage, which is now greater than 9, a year, has grown in parallel with the waiting list. Thus, the gap between supply and demand has grown every year for the past 15 years. Relative change from baseline data in the number of patients on organ waiting lists, deaths on the waiting list, and number of donors each year,

In , Adam Vasser, a year-old teenager who loved playing baseball, was vacationing in Montana with his family when he suddenly came down with what felt like the flu. When he had trouble breathing and his ankles became swollen, his parents took him to a nearby clinic where the doctor on duty checked his vitals and sent him directly to the hospital across the street. By the time the family arrived at the hospital a few minutes later, Adam was in complete heart failure. For months, Adam waited in a hospital for a heart transplant, during which time his heart was only able to pump with the assistance of a left-ventricular assist device LVAD. Meaning, basically, a virus of unknown origin had attacked my heart. In the United States alone, 21 people die everyday waiting for an organ transplant. Though about 45 percent of American adults are registered organ donors, it varies widely by state.

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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. T he demand for solid organs far exceeds the number of organs available from deceased donors. Not surprisingly, instead of facing years on the transplantation waiting list, some patients, often with the encouragement of transplantation teams, seek to identify relatives or others who would be willing to donate the needed organ or partial organ directly or, in some cases, through a donor exchange program. Still other donors offer a kidney or a partial organ to patients whose stories have become known to them, perhaps through the media, whereas still others make a nondirected donation of a kidney to the transplantation system for use by any patient who needs it. It also increases opportunities for patients without living donors to receive organs from deceased donors. However, it raises a series of ethical questions that have not been fully addressed.

The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation. You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. So shines a good deed I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way.


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