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Organ Donation “Gift of Life” By Brenda Huls (Student Medical Assistant)

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Organ Donation“Gift of Life”

By Brenda Huls(Student Medical Assistant)

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Information (facts)Benefits ofArguments againstMaking the wish known


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Organ donation- Harvesting a person’s organs upon death, so that another person can have a better chance at life.

- Example: Kidneys, heart, intestines, pancreas, and liver

◦Most donation are obtain through being declared brain dead

-70 million American are registered donors -

Making it clear

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controls organs

United Network for Organ Sharing, also know as (UNOS)◦maintains waiting list◦Organs are match 24 hours a day 365 days a year

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Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or medical history




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When admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life.

-donation can only be considered after death.

90% of Americans support donation, with only 30% of them knowing the process to become a donor

U.S. federal law prohibits the purchasing or selling of organs.


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Organs that are donated are given to rich or famous people, or given to people of a specific race first.

- False, organs are matched by blood/tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time, and geographic location.

Financial issues involved with organ donation process.

- False, families will not be charged for any costs related to the donation.


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Saves lives, one person can save up to seven lives

Family members of the decease may find comfort in knowing that their love one lives on within others

Is a beautiful thing to make happen

Benefits of

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People are uneducated, about the process

Fear of organs being sold illegal

Arguments Against

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◦Amish-approves of donation to save a life, however, if the outcome is questionable they tend to shy away from doing it.

◦Gypsies-disapprove strongly, as they believe organ should be buried with the body, as the soul will maintain its self for one year after death

◦Jehovah’s witnesses- if the person makes the decision to donate organ, they must be completely drained of all blood first

Religious, Ethnic beliefs

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Tell family members- So they are aware as making

the decision upon a love ones death may be overwhelming

Place it on a drivers license or a donor card

Make a living willEven if the wish is not to donor, put it in writing

The Wish

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Examples of writing

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Become a donor yourselfPromote it through work, school, or in your community

Support UNOS’ with their effect by donating time, money, or both

What to help