Donor Cards have been around for a long time, and saved so many lives; it is clear that carrying one is a wonderful thing to do. Yet still the majority of people don´t have a donor card. It takes so little time to sign up for one, and has such amazing benefits. If you haven´t yet registered, here are some compelling reasons why you should get a donor card right now …
1. Saves Lives
It should go without saying that donor cards save lives; but here´s a reminder. The first successful kidney transplant was carried out in 1954; with 3,700 transplants carried out in the UK alone in 2009, hundreds of thousands of lives must have been saved over the years. Maybe even millions! So carrying a donor card is an amazing thing to do.
2. Sauce for The Goose
Let´s suppose that you were unfortunate enough to be in need of a transplant. You´d want a donor organ, which would require someone to have been prepared to carry a donor card. So, if you want someone to do it for you, then it´s only fair that you are willing to be a donor yourself.
3. Numbers Game
There are thousands of people waiting for a transplant at any one time, and the sad fact is that not all of them will find a suitable donor in time. Even if someone is a registered donor, death may not take place under circumstances that allow donations to take place. Plus there is the difficulty of finding a match. So the more people that register as a donor, the higher the chances of those on the list getting the transplant they desperately need.