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If you’ve never considered organ donation or delayed becoming a donor because of possibly inaccurate information, here are answers to some common organ donation myths and concerns. Myth: If I agree to donate my organs, the hospital staff won’t work as hard to save my life. Deciding to donate your organs and tissues is an important decision, often made more difficult by some common misconceptions. We’ll walk you through some of the most persistent myths about organ donation and then provide the facts so you can make the decision that’s right for you. Myth 1: You can’t be an organ donor if you are very young or very old.
Sometimes, myths and misperceptions about organ, eye, and tissue donation can prevent someone from signing up. Imagine the lives we could save if everyone knew the true facts about donation! You can help bust the myths about organ donation—and help save lives—by learning and sharing these facts.
Myth. I have a medical condition, so I can’t be a donor. When it comes to organ, tissue and eye donation, there remain many myths and misconceptions surrounding the process.
Sometimes these myths are road blocks for why people are hesitant to register themselves as a designated donor or to give consent for their loved one to be a donor. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about organ donation that hold some people from signing up. Before you make your decision about becoming a donor, arm yourself with the truth: MYTH: Doctors will not try to save my life if they know I am a registered organ donor. FACT: You don’t have to be in perfect health. People who smoke, drink or don’t have a healthy diet can still donate.
7 in 10 Australians wrongly believe you have to be very healthy to be an organ and tissue donor. This increases to 8 in 10 for young adults aged 18-29 years. If I am in an accident, and the hospital knows I want to be a donor, they will withhold medical treatment and not attempt to save my life. Famous or rich people get organ transplants first. Donation disfigures the body.
My loved one cannot have an open casket funeral if they are an organ and tissue donor. People in their 70’s and 80’s have saved the lives of others through organ and tissue donation. While your age and medical history will be considered, you shouldn’t assume you are too old or not healthy enough. Every potential donor is assessed on an individual basis. There is every possibility you.
Doctors who work to save lives are not the same doctors involved with organ donation. Organ donation will be considered only after every attempt has been made to save your life. From a medical standpoint, patients must receive the most aggressive life-saving care to be considered potential organ donors. What’s more heartbreaking is that these deaths are avoidable.
There is a significant shortage of registered organ donors nationwide, and rampant myths and misconceptions are keeping many people from saying yes to organ donation. The overarching truth is that one of the greatest gifts an individual can give is life.
List of related literature:
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|from Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing|
|from Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil|
|from Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action|
|from Handbook for Culturally Competent Care|
|from Critical Care Nursing,Diagnosis and Management,7: Critical Care Nursing|
|from Anesthesia E-Book|
|from Forensic Nursing Science E-Book|
|from Handbook of Forensic Medicine|
|from Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition|