Sixty-two Nebraskans and Iowans, and 6,590 people nationwide, died last year waiting for donor organs. Doctors, hospitals and technology were ready, but they died for lack of sufficient donor organs, because not enough people have decided to become donors.
Fewer than half of Americans have consented to become donors if they die suddenly.
Perhaps it’s because of the confusion that surrounds donation. The Mayo Clinic addresses many concerns on its website, including:
1. If I agree to donate my organs, the hospital staff won’t work as hard to save my life.
The doctor and staff in charge of your care have nothing to do with transplantation and focus on saving your life, not someone else’s, the clinic says.
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