Live Life. Pass it On – Register to be an Organ Donor

Did you know that you you can register to be an Organ Donor ONLINE? 

Need a reason to donate your organs? 

Here’s 5 Reasons.

1. You have the potential to save seven lives.

2. There’s a greater chance that you will one day need an organ transplant than  there is of you ever being an organ donor.

 3. Survival rates of transplant patients continue to improve, providing recipients with an extended and high quality of life.

4. It takes seconds to register your decision online at   transplant.bc.ca. 

5. You want to make a difference.

There are more than 350 British Columbians currently waiting
for a second chance. Stop the wait. Registering for organ
donation takes seconds at transplant.bc.ca

85% of BC residents have intentions to register but only 17% have taken the time to do so.

PLEASE take a few minutes to make a difference and ultimately save a life!

CLICK HERE to complete online registration.

Why did I make this post? I could now list:

  1. health reasons for persons who receive transplants
  2. cost savings to government for persons who receive transplants
  3. better lives for those people who receive transplants, and for their families who love and support them
  4. the hundreds of people who are waiting for their organs,
  5. the sadness that some people die while waiting for a transplant.

My reasons are all of the above, but mostly I was fortunate to have had a kidney transplant in 1987, and it changed my life in ways I could not explain. It has given me freedom, better health, and better quality time with those I love.

When someone dies, donating their organs to someone who can use them for a better life will not diminish the life of the person who has perished.

Instead I believe it adds another dimension, a gift that person and their family can receive from a tragic, sad time. Celebrate the life they had by remembering them, and knowing them, and let a part of them live on and give health to someone else !

Do you have questions, please research them (Statistics and FAQ’s about Transplants) and when you are registered online- encourage others to do so alsohttp://www.facebook.com/bctransplant

Thank you. 

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. Enjoy my second experiment with blogging. thanks.
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5 Responses to Live Life. Pass it On – Register to be an Organ Donor

  1. kw says:

    Good job Dave.

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  2. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Life and Random Thinking and commented:

    This blog post is 5 years old. Since I wrote this more people have been added to the list than transplants have been donated. More people waiting than ever, and some dying on the list.
    More personal to me I have been educated on how being a living donor surgery has improved light years. Safer, and quick recovery for donors and strength and stamina unaffected.
    A local mom with 4 kids donated anonymously years ago and doing swell! A local accountant donated to his wife and doing so well he did the Ironman triathlon afterwards.
    A local dad donated for his 23 year old son and is feeling no different except for the amazing feeling of saving his son’s life, he describes it as a gift, and opportunity of a lifetime.
    Would you save someone’s life if you knew could without endangering yourself?
    Someone is hoping and praying you are answering this question yes, and taking action.

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  3. spiritlady85 says:

    Thank you for this post. I’m writing a college essay about the effect of being an organ donor. This information has helped give me a little more insight. Along with trying to help me make a descion of being an organ donor. I recently had a friend pass away and because of her being an organ donor she helped save 7 lives, and helped give site to a blind a person. I originally thought that all you could donate was organs. I had no idea about tissue and all of that. Thanks for your post.

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