“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
I am reporting out of the self-imposed cocoon: throat is still sore, nose is runny and ramen stash is quickly depleting.Today’s act of kindness I’ve admittedly had up my sleeve for quite some time but never acted on it. Mainly because it stresses my slightly superstitious immigrant mother out.
What is it about organ donation that makes people so uncomfortable? Contrary to popular belief, my chances of perishing in a freak accident do not rise because of the carefully-tucked organ donor card in my wallet.
Here are some quick facts about organ donation you may not have known:
- One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance as many as 75 through the gift of tissue donation.
- In the absence of registered consent, only 50% of families consent to organ donation.
After a few easy clicks on beadonor.ca I am officially a registered organ donor.
What the hell am I going to need my organs for after I die? Open casket funerals creep me out anyways. I say, take them all!
Total Kindness Cost: one very awkward phone call with my mother
Have you or anyone you know been affected by organ donation?