When faced with a life-threatening challenge, people must often rely on others for help. The fact that people step up to offer the needed support, is inspiring.
Most people have a story to tell about a time they faced death and survived. There are none more captivating than those told by somebody who walked the edge of death all the way to the brink. Then received a Second Chance at Life through the heroic act of an organ donor.
Myth and Misconception:
They will take my organs out before I am dead.
Two licensed physicians must make the diagnosis of brain death, a medically, legally and morally acceptable determination of death, before the potential donor's family is asked to donate organs.