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Have you Considered Being an Organ Donor?

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by LAMedicalBlogger

According to Organ Donor Registry, every year over 100,000 people are waiting for an organ. 18 people will die every day waiting for an organ and amazingly, one organ donor can save up to eight lives.  LA Medical Retail wants you to consider looking into registering to be an organ donor.  21 million people feel they’re too old to be considered donors.  Last year alone, 35 percent of organ donors were 50 and older!

You’re never too old to register and donate your organs.  There is no cutoff age for registering. Don’t think because of age, you can no longer be a donor. People today are living healthier lives and know how to stay active and eat well.  People are in better shape than ever which helps them be a healthier donor.  People in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and older are donating their organs and people over 50 still receive transplants. Today, the heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, lungs and small intestine are some of the most needed organs.

There are three easy ways to change lives.  Go online to the Organ Donor Registry and sign up, designate on your driver’s license and most of all, tell your family, so they can support your decision when the time comes.

If you were able to donate organs that were needed, you or your family will never be charged for the transplant. Donating your organs is the greatest gift you could ever give to someone else. By donating your organs, you can save or improve as many as 50 lives.

Being an organ donor is a great and generous thing you could do to help someone else receive a healthy organ.  LA Medical Retail can also help in setting you up with walkers and accessories. Can’t find what you need? Contact us today with any questions!

Give the gift of life and become an organ donor.

Give the gift of life and become an organ donor.