Brase: Check yes to being an organ donor

Iowa State Daily | Haley Brase

Saying yes or no to being an organ donor will ultimately make a difference for someone who does not have the option to make that difference.

It’s so much more than just checking a box on your driver’s license forms.

In 2014, more than 28,000 organ transplants were made possible from organ donations. Another 1 million people received cornea and other tissue transplants, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The transplants helped people recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss.

There are always two sides to the story: the person who donates and the person who receives the donation. Continue reading