One of the biggest myths we hear from individuals who are afraid to register to be an organ and tissue donor is that if they are in a serious accident, doctors will see they are a registered donor, and will not work as hard to save them.
This simply isn’t true. Paramedics, EMTs, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals do all that they can to make sure you live. In fact, they don’t know when you arrive at the hospital whether you’re an organ donor.
We saw this video produced by Donate Life PA and thought it helped to dispel this myth.
The truth is that while you are alive and there’s any chance for you to survive, the focus of everyone around you will be to do what’s necessary to save your life. Checking to see if you are a registered donor doesn’t occur until there is zero chance for your survival.
Registering to be an organ and tissue donor is such an important decision. Don’t let fear stand in the way of your chance to help so many others with your final act. Make your final act an amazing one. Register today. The need is great.
We’re pleased to announce the winners in our “Show and Tell” us why you’re a tissue donor photo contest. We were touched by the entries and had a difficult time choosing our winners, but here they are:
First Place and winner of the Kindle Fire goes to Jon K. Congratulations, Jon!
We had two Second Place winners who each won $25 Gift Cards to Amazon.com. Congratulations to Scott H.
and Tracy P.
and last, but certainly not least, our Third Place winner of a FiftyLives Gift Basket is Joe R.
Thank you to everyone who entered. Taking a stance to be a tissue donor is such a caring and wonderful gift to others.
As Americans, we love to fly our red, white and blue and proudly proclaim our love of our country. Patriotism is “having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country” and we are fortunate to be able to say our country has that in spades.
Our question for you this 4th of July, is not whether or not you’re patriotic to America but we’re taking it a bit deeper and asking how patriotic are you to your fellow Americans? How do you express devotion to your fellow Americans? How do you support them? We’d like to challenge you to see the act of registering to be an organ and tissue donor to being patriotic — showing deep devotion and support of those around you within your community and within the United States.
In case this is the first time you’ve read our blog, all of us at FiftyLives are passionate about tissue donation. The selfless gift of one registered donor has the potential to improve and save the lives of more than 50, yes FIFTY, people. There isn’t much you can do in this world through the simple act of registering that would have a greater or more lasting impact on others.
Before you sit down to hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and apple pie; we need to know. Do you accept our challenge? Register today. It only takes a few minutes of your time, but the impact on others is life changing.