Why should you share your decision to become an organ donor?
- In South Arica your next of kin makes the final decision regarding your organ donor referral.
- Knowing your decision makes it easier in a very difficult and emotional time for your family to make a decision and to live with that decision on your donor referral.
- If the medical professionals know that you registered to donate your organs, they will ask your next of kin to support your decision to be a donor. This is helped along if they see a donor sticker on your ID, Passport, Driver’s license, medical aid card, cell phone etc.
- If you register to be an organ donor without discussing it with your next of kin, it may come as a surprise to them. This may make the decision to follow through on your wishes harder for them to do.
In order to make a REAL DIFFERENCE you therefore need to: TALK about your decision, REGISTER with the Organ Donor Foundation and SHARE your decision proudly with all your family and friends.