Save lives/norisk. A deceased donor is a true hero who may save multiple lives ((8 or 9 transplants from an ideal donor) and improve the quality of lives (through tissue donation) of many others. There are no risks since the person has already died. The funeral may be conducted with an open casket. What about including the words...." he/she was a hero" in a eulogy?
See below. The advantage is providing a great gift to someone in need. In some cases that donation is life saving. The disadvantage for a deceased donor is none. The potential disadvantage for living donors include surgical complications like pain, bleeding, hernia, infection and in very very rare cases living donations have resulted in death.
Save life/some risk. Live donors are true heroes who save lives of others. They do have the discomfort and risk of a surgical procedure. This should all be carefully reviewed in advance at the transplant center. A donor advocate will also help protect the interests of the donor who can choose not to proceed at any point until the moment just before the operation.
Give life to all. Organ donations quite simply save lives for others suffering and indeed dying of end stage organ failure. The risks of living donation are very small and depending which organ you are considering to donate vary in types of risks. Information regarding those details are readily available on the internet in multiple locations such as www.Unos.Org. The risk of losing life is extremely small. Read more...