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.