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4 Common Questions about Organ Donation

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4 Common Questions about Organ Donation




There’s no question that the increasing need for organ donors is a hot-button topic. In the United States alone, there are over 100,000 people waiting for lifesaving organs. Regardless of the urgent need for organs, becoming an organ donor is an important decision that requires careful planning and thought. This post offers insight into the organ donation process, and highlights some common questions and concerns you might have about organ donation in general. The first step in the process to becoming an organ donor is to register in your state. There are two different types of organ donors: deceased donors and live donors. A live donor actively consents to donate anything from blood to an organ. Deceased donors cannot consent, so you need to take steps in advance to legally outline your healthcare preferences. Depending on the state, simply being listed as an organ donor in the state registry can…



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