Organ transplantation has been called one of the most miraculous advancements in medicine. There are thousands of transplant recipients living full lives in this area and are well today after being told they only had months to live. The transplant process is not easy. Some candidates have a seemingly endless wait for an available organ, while others face the difficult task of relying on caregivers for support before, during and after surgery.
FACTS FAMILIES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DONATION
Today, all across Ohio, thousands of people are able to live fuller and more productive lives because of the lifesaving decisions made by families like yours. Although it is hard to believe at the time, it is possible for something positive to come from death…a new life for someone else.
Many donor families have found comfort in knowing that they and their loved one have helped life go on for someone else.
Families of prospective donors must give their permission before donation of a loved one’s organs and tissues can occur. It is much easier for your family to make the decision to donate if they know your wishes ahead of time.
In Ohio there are four independent organ procurement organizations, federally designated to facilitate the organ donation process at hospitals throughout the Ohio’s 88 counties: