Each day, thousands of people wait by the phone, hoping to get the call that will change their lives. They are not waiting for a call from a friend, possible employer, or significant other; instead they are waiting for the call from a hospital granting them their wish to live another day.
I truly believe the best gift you can give a family member, friend, or complete stranger is the gift of life through organ donation. One person donating their organs at the time of their death can save up to eight individuals’ lives.
In the state of Michigan it is a simple process to sign up to be on the organ donation registry. It can be done either online or at the Secretary of State’s office. Once you sign up, you will receive a red heart sticker to place on your driver’s license.
For situations such as deadly car accidents, this indicates to medical personnel that you made the choice to donate your organs.