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Organ Donation


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Organ Donation

  1. 1. By Brenda Huls(Student Medical Assistant)
  2. 2. Information (facts)BenefitsofArguments againstMaking the wish known
  3. 3. Organ donation - Harvesting a person’s organs upon death, so that another person can have a better chance at life. - Example: Kidneys, heart, intestines, pancreas, and liver◦ Most donation are obtain through being declared brain dead -70 million American are registered donors -
  4. 4.  UnitedNetwork for Organ Sharing, also know as (UNOS) ◦maintains waiting list ◦Organs are match 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  5. 5.  Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or medical history
  6. 6.  When admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. -donation can only be considered after death. 90% of Americans support donation, with only 30% of them knowing the process to become a donor U.S. federal law prohibits the purchasing or selling of organs.
  7. 7. Organs that are donated are given to rich or famous people, or given to people of a specific race first. - False, organs are matched by blood/tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time, and geographic location.Financial issues involved with organ donation process. - False, families will not be charged for any costs related to the donation.
  8. 8. Saves lives, one person can save up to seven livesFamily members of the decease may find comfort in knowing that their love one lives on within othersIs a beautiful thing to make happen
  9. 9. Peopleare uneducated, aboutthe processFear of organs being soldillegal
  10. 10. ◦ Amish-approves of donation to save a life, however, if the outcome is questionable they tend to shy away from doing it.◦ Gypsies-disapprove strongly, as they believe organ should be buried with the body, as the soul will maintain its self for one year after death◦ Jehovah’s witnesses- if the person makes the decision to donate organ, they must be completely drained of all blood first
  11. 11. Tell family members - So they are aware as making the decision upon a love ones death may be overwhelmingPlace it on a drivers license or a donor cardMake a living willEven if the wish is not to donor, put it in writing
  12. 12.  Become a donor yourself Promote it through work, school, or in your community Support UNOS’ with their effect by donating time, money, or both
  13. 13.  facts