MLive readers overwhelmingly believe it's important to save lives through the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
In a poll, 67 percent of readers said they are on the registry, and another 15 percent say they plan to sign up.
A further 12 percent of poll participants said they are not interested in becoming an organ donor, while 4 percent cannot because for medical reasons.
In August, more than 44,000 Michigan residents added their names to the registry. It was the fourth consecutive month sign-ups increased by more than 20 percent over the previous year, according to the Secretary of State.
“With every yes, we are improving the odds for those whose lives depend on receiving a transplant,” Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said in a statement.There are 2.3 million Michigan residents on the registry. Anyone interested in signing up can visit the registry website.
MLive readers chimed in on the topic. Some oppose the registry citing "Obamacare," while others commented in support of it.
scholtens September 04, 2011 at 12:24PM
Once I'm done with my body, if there's anything left that anyone can use, their more than welcome to it. Might save a few lives. Can't think of a better way to leave this Earth.
ladybanditta September 04, 2011 at 12:55PM
Organ donor and on the bone marrow registry, I have no use for my organs when I'm dead and if I can save a life, I will do so.
LuLuBelle September 04, 2011 at 1:22PM
I can not be an organ or bone marrow donor because of a medical condition that I have that put me at a higher risk for cancer. I was so disappointed to find that out. I have decided to donate my body to science when the time comes. It won't do me any good when I dead, maybe it can help someone out, even if it is just to teach them a little something.
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