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As of 1995 there were 30000 people on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant Another person joined the list every twenty minutes which at this rate the list would grow to 50000 by 1997Public Health Internet An estimated seven people will die today while waiting to receive the vital organs they need These people depend on health donors to save their life Many however chose not to donate because of the misconceptions of the donation process Today Id like to inform you on the myths of organ donation so you can better understand the process of becoming a donorCommonly asked questions about organ donation Where can I get an organ donor card The answer to this question is you do not need one You need to inform your family or a close friend Consent is the key Who pays for the medical costs of being a donor The recipient covers all costs and some cases the recipient will pay all funeral costs Does organ donation disrupt funeral arrangements No funeral arrangements are the same for both donornondonors Will becoming a donor mean a doctor will let me die No in the eyes of the doctors both lives are sacred Should I mention being an organ donor in my will This is a trick question We all know this is a myth because your will is read after you die Its too late you must communicate while you are still aliveJournal94 Two myths the preferential treatment on the US waiting list and the racism myth are often mention in our media The preferential treatment is when some one receives special privileges over another recipient For example in 1995 Mickey Mantle a famous baseball player received a liver transplant and many recipient complained because they Mantle received their liver due to his fame The racism myth says many minorities feel racism This decreases the chance of organ donation which decreases the chance of getting the
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