Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I know I probably say this often but this is a very important post and I hope that when you read this you feel its importance too. Very recently on my blog I shared a post about a family member needing a liver transplant and how she needed our help to make it happen.
That got me to thinking: Why aren’t more people donors? Some people have very poor misconceptions about what it means to be a donor, so today I want to debunk the myths of what it really means to be a donor and serve as a reminder that we are here to serve and make the world a better place. Here are some common myths about it:
Myth: If I am hurt and emergency medical technicians, nurses or doctors won’t do everything they can to save my life.
Truth: In order to be considered for organ donation, a person must be in the hospital on a ventilator and pronounced brain dead. The organ donation is not mentioned to the other family unless lifesaving efforts have failed.
Myth: Your family will be charged if I donate my organs.
Truth: As an organ donor you will never be charged for your generous donation. They will only be charged with the efforts to save your life. The expenses of the donation will go to the family of the recipient.
Myth: I am too old to be a donor .
Truth: There is no age limit to be an organ all organs are evaluated on a case by case basis
Myth : My medical illness doesn’t allow me to become a donor
Truth: There aren’t medical illnesses that disqualify you from donating your organs. Doctors do an in depth evaluation of all of the person’s organs making sure they are healthy for transplantation.
What do you think of the truth about these myths? Would you consider this? Let me know in th
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”