Every day, at least twenty people in the United States alone die due to a lack of organ donations. Tissue and organ donation has wide-reaching benefits, as those who need skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, heart valves, and more often have no other options. While organ donation is a great choice for before cremation services in Brighton, MI, it’s not necessary right for everyone.
But should you donate your organs or not? Here are some common reasons not to donate to help guide your choice:
Whether any or all of these reasons apply to you, or you’re not comfortable donating for another reason, you don’t have to do it. Simply make sure your family and loved ones are aware of and understand your feelings.
But what are the reasons why you should donate your organs? It saves lives. It’s a fact that organ donation saves lives. Depending on your donation preferences, your organs can save up to eight different people if you choose to donate your heart, intestines, pancreas, liver, two lungs, two kidneys. If you choose to donate tissue, eyes, and other parts, your donation can improve and save the lives of even more people. It also helps advance science and find meaning. Whole body donation to research is how most medical and scientific advancements are made. Your body can be used to study and treat diseases, development new medical procedures, and educate future generations of healthcare providers. Death is scary, but choosing to donate your organs will ensure there’s meaning in your death.
Donating can also help move the list. The organ donation list has over 107,000 people! By donating, you are moving the list so those people can get the help they need and so there’s more room on the list for new people that need help. Everyone from newborn babies to grandparents need organ and tissue transplants, so your donation will help people of all ages. If they’re otherwise healthy, no matter the donator’s age, their organs will be viable for donation
Organ, tissue, and body donation is a personal choice. No one can decide for you, and no choice is wrong. To learn more about body donation or Brighton, MI cremation services, get in touch with us today.