A couple weeks ago, I got a phone call that I never expected. My 54-year-old aunt, Aggie Gooden, had a very bad headache, which got so bad, that she called 911 for an ambulance.
By the time the ambulance had arrived, she had collapsed and was unresponsive. Aggie had experienced a brain aneurysm. She had surgery and was airlifted to another hospital for more advanced care.
Aggie didn't pull through this. She wound up dying the next day. She had registered to be an organ donor. No one in our family knew much about organ donation.
After consulting with staff and clergy, it was determined that Aggie's organs would be donated. She wound up donating her kidneys, lungs, liver, heart valves and bone graft. She helped out eight people with simply agreeing to be an organ donor.
The reason I write today is that I want to strongly encourage others to consider organ donation. People often times have misconceptions about donating organs. Some people will say, "I'm too old to donate."
According to Lifesource, the oldest organ donor was 92 years old. So needless to say, you aren't too old.