Are you a registered organ donor?

I came across a tweet in my Twitter feed yesterday and it really resonated with me, “Are you a registered organ donor? If not, why not?” It got me thinking and gave me the kick in the rumpus that I needed to do it.

Until last night, I was not a registered donor. I can honestly say that I’ve always had it in the back of my mind to be an organ donor, I’ve just never taken the steps to register – probably because before technology came along, I didn’t know how to go about it. My closest friend, TP, has been a donor since I can remember, I think she possibly signed up at school or with the blood transfusion services?

I came home and registered both KB and I last night – it took me less than a minute to register each of us. KB seems to think he is registered from 20 years ago, but to be safe we registered him again.

Being a donor means you can save up to 7 lives. Isn’t that flipping awesome? As I sit here, I’m not sure what good my life is contributing to better the lives of other humans. But isn’t it amazing to know that my death will serve a purpose and could save lives?! I know that sounds odd, I don’t mean to sound all dooms day, but you know what I mean.

Want to register as an organ donor?

To become an organ and tissue donor is really easy. You answer a few simple questions on the Organ Donor Foundation website and it’s done. But it’s also important to let your family know your wishes to become a donor. And who knows, you might need a transplant and could benefit from someone else being an organ donor.

If you’re interested in registering, click here and do it online. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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Nicky

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