I am happy to present to you my April sponsors. I want thank these ladies for being so lovely to work with! As you know, April is Donate Life month, so I asked Stacie, Charlene, and Sam to tell me one myth about organ donation, so that I could "de-bunk" it. Keep reading to learn more about these ladies and the truth regarding their myths.
Only the Cornea portion of the eye is removed, so the appearance of the face of the deceased remains the same.You can still have open casket. There should be no visible signs following eye donation. The donor is treated with utmost respect and dignity. The process neither disfigures the body, nor changes the way it looks in a casket. No one, except the family members involved in the decision, will know about the donation. AND of course the corneal recipient will not see ghosts! Learn more about cornea transplant here.
it is a federal crime to buy or sell organs in the United States. Donor organs are matched to potential recipients for tissue type, size, medical urgency, time on waiting list and geographic location through a UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing)-operated national computerized waiting list. Learn more about UNOS and the waiting list here.
* All answers regarding organ donation are based on how organs are allocated in the United States of America.