can I become an organ donor?
From a true story:*she* had the tragic story of being on both sides of this. First she was a mother who lost her 3-month-old child and didn't donate his organs. Then she was the mother of the baby who needed a transplant to live and couldn't get one. Losing two babies is horrendous, something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
Each of many people are in desperate need of a kidney, liver, heart, or other organ. More than 6,500 people a year about,18 a day and die before that organ ever becomes available.
To donate your organs after death, you can either register with your donor registry or fill out an organ donor card when you get or renew your driver's license.
To become a living donor, you can either work directly with your family member or friend's transplant team, or contact a transplant center in your area to find out who's in need of an organ.