Monday, February 22, 2010

Organ Donor Awareness Week

Sunday kicked off our national Organ Donor Awareness Week here in Oz. check it out here.

A very good friend of mine is a social worker for the renal unit at the RBH and the stories she has recently told me are awful and frustrating. Obviously many problems can be alleviated by receiving organs and all we need to do is either register at medicare or even just discuss your wishes with your family.

I cannot begin to imagine how heartbreaking it must be live each day not knowing how long you have left before your organs fail or worse to be a parent and watch your small child day in, day out suffer and know that there are people out there that could potentially help but due to ignorance and lack of public knowledge the unimaginable could happen. If you just check the donor week page above you can click on the 'myths' and it will clear up any you may have before you elect to donate.

On the other side of this and perhaps a bit more selfish is that in signing up our family to become organ donors which, we at mimoo HQ did months ago, if something happened to one of them I would take great comfort in the fact that their organs has potentially saved 4 or 5 lives and also saved their families having not to say goodbye to someone they loved as well.

last but not least check out this even more real blog post here.


CurlyPops said...

Thanks so much for the post. If we all make the effort to raise awareness, then hopefully many more people will join the register, and more importantly, make sure that all family members are aware of their wishes.
A huge thanks to the Mimoo family!

brusselsprouts said...

Great Post! My husband and I have been on the donor list for a couple of years now, they arent any use to us when we are gone so if they can help someone else fantastic :)

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