Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Considering being an organ donor? Here are some links.

Do you want to be an organ donor? Have you discussed your wishes with your family or loved ones? If you want to donate, you need to discuss this so that everyone knows what you would have wanted. Too many people die while waiting for life-saving organs.

This article, Rural patients less likely to receive organ transplants, shouldn’t have surprised me. It’s amazing what is involved in organ transplants.

If you are in the US, this site, Donate Life America, has information on the laws in each stated. In Canada, Health Canada lists the provincial transplant societies. In the United Kingdom, UK Transplant is a site where potential donors can register. People in Australia can go to Medicare Australia to register their interest, and those in New Zealand can go to Organ Donation New Zealand.

News for Today:

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Rural patients less likely to receive organ transplants

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