GET THE FACTS about Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation...
Myth: If I agree to donate my organs, eyes and tissues, my doctor or the emergency room staff won't work as hard to save my life.
Reality: Only after all efforts have been exhausted in saving your life and death has been declared by the attending physician, will organ, eye and/or tissue recovery take place. The doctors working to save your life in an emergency room or a hospital's intensive care unit are separate from the medical team that would be involved in the recovery process.
Myth: Organ, Eye and tissue donation is against my religion.
Reality: All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation as the ultimate act of charity. If you have questions about your faith's views on donation, consult with your minister, pastor, rabbi or other religious leader.
Myth: My family will be charged for donating a loved one's organs, eyes and tissues.
Reality: There is no cost to the donor or donor's family for organ, eye or tissue donation.
Myth: I am too old to donate. Nobody would want my organs.
Reality: You are never too old to give the gift of life. The decision to use your organs, eyes and tissues is based on strict medical criteria, not age. Even people in their 70's, 80's and 90's have organs that can help save a life.
To find out more about organ, eye and tissue donation go to: http://www.donatelife.net
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DONATE LIFE!
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