BlogCatalog Community Organ Donation Awareness Campaign

BlogCatalog has started a campaign for organ donation. When I was informed about this, I felt a strong need to contribute for a cause that I believe on completely.

The best of organ donation is that when you die, you don't do it completely, but you can make something of your person continues living in another one.

In some way, it's like being a hero, because your life will guarantee that others continue living.

The existence of sick people whose organs are damaged is very painful. For example, people that have kidney trouble have to spend hours connected to a machine that cleans their blood. Or people who suffer from heart disease, whose existence seems to slip away each minute waiting for a phone call that may change their lives.

When we talk about children the things get worse. There is nothing as terrible as a child suffering. Innocent creatures that, instead of enjoying their childhood, they are trapped in a bed, without being able to do what the other children do: play, jump, run...

Organ donation can put an end to one of the worse crimes of our times. It happens each day. Children that live in the streets, without parents nor nobody who cares for them, appear lying in a corner with surgical scars. They take a kidney of some of them, and others have worse luck and they just disappeared without a trace. There are many mafias that steal the organs of the homeless to sell them for big amounts of money.

If we all donate our organs when we die, those mafias will have no sense, and they will disappear.

Think it, think about the pros and cons. I can't find a reason against. Let us not be selfish the last second of our lives.

NOTE: If you live in the United States, you can get more info in: (, UNOS (, or ( You can also visit the British Organ Donor Society for known worldwide links(

-Emma Alvarez-

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Dave said...

Over half of the 97,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list will die before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate about 20,000 transplantable organs every year. Over 6,000 of our neighbors suffer and die needlessly every year as a result.

There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage -- give organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. People who aren't willing to share the gift of life should go to the back of the waiting list as long as there is a shortage of organs.

Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.

Emma Alvarez said...

That information is really worrying.

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