7 Brilliant Reasons to Carry a Donor Card ...

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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.2

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.

4. One Donor, Many Lives

One donor does not equal one life saved.

In fact, one person can save several lives.2

Their liver, kidneys and heart can go to different people, plus other organs can be used.

Even if certain organs can´t be used, other parts, such as the corneas, can still be used to improve someone´s life.

It´s sad when someone dies before their time, but families often draw comfort from knowing that their loved one helped to save other lives.2

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