Note the 'For now' part of the original statement.
PLEASE WATCH THIS
And get wise about organ donation kids! Just raises a bit of awareness and it’s quite a cute parody.
Organ donation is so important, I’ve always thought it, and I’m just sorry that it’s taken me to need one to promote it more. I think people think I’m asking them to join the donor register for my own benefit when actually there are so so soooo many people on the list that need their help.
You can donate all organs, tissue (bones, cartilage, heart valves, etc) and corneas (which is basically ‘the skin of the eyes’) and help up to 10 people at one time if you are unfortunate enough to pass away. Now you may think I’m saying that too nonchalently, but people die in accidents and for various reasons every day which is a horrible part of humanity that we all have to bear, but if we use an early misfortune to save up to 10 others from early misfortunes, surely that’s a good thing right?
I wanted to start giving blood a while back, but due to my condition I’m not allowed to and so I actively decided to join the donor register, not instead, but so that I felt I was giving something back, ticking all boxes and saying yes to giving everything away. Now due to my condition not all of my organs will be able to be used for transplantation, but some will be, and others should be available for scientific study, and I’m ok with that.
You can find out what conditions prevent you from joining your country’s organ donor register by checking their site - the only conditions that completely rule you out from donating are CDJ and HIV and there is no age limit on joining the list. Specific religions say that the body should be buried as a whole, and as much as I respect people’s religious beliefs, aren’t times changing? We all interpret areas of religion that we want to interpret, so why not give your organs when you pass and save a life? There is a HUGE shortage of asian donors in particular and almost none of the asian community are getting the right organs.
A large percentage of people waiting for transplants die waiting. So please sign up today, and don’t forget to tell your family your wishes - they are the only ones that can sanction them after your death, whether you’re a registered donor or not. Thank you!