The holidays are a time for giving, kindness, and selflessness. That makes this time of year the perfect time to make a great resolution for 2019. The ultimate resolution for the coming year is to try to put others first and to adopt selflessness into your lifestyle. Luckily, this resolution can be easily kept by simply signing up and registering as an organ donor. Depending on how much you want to give yourself to the process, you can register as a living donor to help someone in need immediately, or a deceased donor at any point in your life. There is no better feeling than knowing that you have helped save someone’s life. If you would like to learn more about how you can help a person in need or want to register today, visit the LifeCenter website today!
Paying it Forward
Life has a funny way of throwing us curveballs. No matter how hard we try to prepare for things, we always seem to be at least one step behind the things we can’t predict. There is nothing we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones from there unforeseen issues, so we have to rely on each other. By registering as an organ donor, you could be the savior that a family is waiting for. There is no better way to usher in 2019 than by being the difference in a person’s life. Try paying it forward this year, you will be amazed by the gifts that befall you and your generosity! There is truly no better legacy to leave behind than one of selfless giving. The difference that a single registered donor can make is truly profound.
Need for living and deceased donors
The waiting list for people in need of organs has been growing at an unprecedented rate over the past decade. Unfortunately, even though the database of organ donors has grown immensely, the disparity between need and availability has continued to grow. According to recent data, as of 2017, there were over 114,000 people awaiting life-saving organs. With just 34,770 transplants performed in the same year, the need for organs has grown immensely.
The good news is that the organ that is needed the most is the kidney. Over 83% of people on the waiting list are waiting for kidneys, with the liver coming in a distant second at just over 12%. The reason that it is positive that the kidney is the most needed is that it can be given as a living or deceased donor. This makes the most needed organ one of the easiest to donate.
If you are looking to make a real difference this year and want to start 2019 with a great resolution, registering as an organ donor is perfect for you. If you want to learn more about the organ donation process, contact us today!