Organ donation.

Essay by smuckers86High School, 10th grade April 2003

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Save a Life

?Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby?s face or love in the eyes of a women. Give my heart to a person whose heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain... Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk... Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday, a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of the rain against her window.?

The poem above is entitled ?To Remember Me? written by Robert Test and it tell of the importance of organ donation. It is important because there are many people in the world today who are in need of some type of organ or organs. Sadly many people in the world today chose not to donate their organs.

Everyone should be an organ donor because there is a growing need for organ donors; it is very easy to become one, and the importance of being an organ donor.

Many people around the world are in need of organ transplants but there is a shortage of organs to use for organ transplants. There is a need for just about every organ in the body such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, and blood vessels. Organ donation is very important, but the problem is that someone is added to the national waiting list every six-teen minutes an on average ten people will die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Also there is a big shortage of organs for organ transplants. As of September 1, a total of 1,338 people need some sort of an...