Donors: the Choice Is Yours Essay

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There is one fact that each and every one of us can agree on: at some point in time, we are all going to face the reality of death. Death is imminent to every person in this world, and the prospect of death is usually very tragic and unknown to most people. It is the aspect of the unknown that can inject the fear of dying in a person or in a family. Terminal diseases and tragic accidents are often the reason behind many deaths, and typically in those instances we are unable to control the end result. However, there are life-threatening situations during the course of life and death that we do have the ability to control. Through choosing to become an organ donor, we all have the choice to offer the greatest gift of all, the gift of life. Many lives have been spared thanks to the magnanimity and generosity of organ donors and their families. Although families who lose a loved one may suffer a great loss, their loss can be hope for many other families. Through the decision to donate organs we can be comforted in knowing that not all is lost in death. Through the genorous act of organ donation life can go on for others. This is a difficult choice for a family to make when they are suffering the loss of a loved one. However, the life given to another human being from a donor may give the donor's family peace of mind knowing that their loved one's lagacy lives on. There is no greater gift. Through organ donation you have the power to give another the chance to live with the help of someone you loved and who meant so much to you. Everyone should understand the need and importance of being an organ donor. Rich or poor, young or old, we all have a chance to enhance or save someone's life simply by becoming an organ donor. It maybe that someone else may give you or your loved one a chance to live because of their selfless act in becoming an organ donor. There are

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