Organ Donor Essay

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Organ Donation: Life Goes On; Be an Organ Donor Kylie Flippo Ms. Mitchell English 12 15 May 2009 Organ Donation: Life Goes On; Be an Organ Donor Introduction- The need is constantly growing for organ donors and it is very simple to be an organ donor when you die. I. Donation Basics A. Who can donate? B. Does age matter? C. What can be donated? II. Myths to Dispel Regarding Donation on Organs A. Organ donation is against my religion B. Organ donation does not effect an open-casket funeral C. If I donate my organs, will the medical staff still work hard to save my life? D. Is there a cut off age for organ donation? III. Statistics A. Waiting List for Organs in 2008 B. Organ Donation In 2008: United States Overview C. Number Of Patients Who Died While Waiting For Organ Transplants In The United States In 2008 IV. How to Become an Organ Donor A. Steps to becoming an organ donor V. Matching Donated Organs to Patients A. Steps to matching organ donors to patients VI. Conclusion- Please make the decision to become an organ and tissue donor because there is a variety of organs and tissues that can be donated. You never know how many lives you can actually save. Life goes on; be an organ donor. 1 English 12 15 May 2009 Organ Donation How do you feel when you have to wait for something you really, really want? What if it was something you couldn’t live without? The need is constantly growing for organ donors, and it is very simple to be an organ donor when you die. There are potential donors who pass away every day who could meet the needs of people on the waiting list. The problem is the potential donors die without leaving instructions that they wish to be an

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