Learn About Organ Donation
Via Marylaine Block’s Neat New Stuff, I learned of OrganDonor.gov, a website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information on becoming an organ and tissue donor. Who can donate, what can be donated, religious views on the topic, transplantation matching and finances, and other relevant topics are all covered. The site also provides a “Reduce the Risk” section which tackles health factors that increase the risk of needing a transplant, and health tips for reducing that risk.
According to the site, as of today there are 98,078 on waiting lists for transplant in the U.S.