Friday, September 01, 2006

Organ and Tissue Donation

We often hold back from becoming a donor because of preconcieved notions that age and/or illness might rule us out as perspective candidates. The truth is that very few medical conditions would cause your organs to be unsuitable for transplantation. Donated organs and tissues can help various kinds of patients:

- Lungs, heart, liver, pancreas or kidneys
- Corneal grafts to restore failing eyesight
- Skin to treat serious burns
- Bone, when bone grafting is necessary
- Heart valves for use in heart surgery

If you wish to be an organ donor fill out a Donor Card and carry it in your wallet:

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