Organ donation is a personal decision and each individual and their family hast the right to make this choice for themselves. At Wesley Healthcare, we can help you make an informed decision about organ donation and the lifesaving impact you can make for someone who needs an organ. For those patients who choose donation, it may give your loved ones something positive to focus on and serve as a source of comfort in the months and years to follow.
Share your life
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine A single organ donor can impact almost 75 people’s lives with their donation. It is often the only hope for thousands of people suffering from organ failure, or in desperate need of corneas, skin, bone and other tissue. More than 60,000 Americans await life-saving organs. Tragically, the need for donated organs and tissue is greater than the supply, leading to unnecessary deaths.
You can save lives by deciding to be an organ and tissue donor.
Share your decision
Sharing the decision to be an organ and tissue donor with your family is as important as making the donation itself. At the time of your death, your family will be asked about donation. You may take the burden off of your family to make this decision by signing your driver’s license for donation or by registering on organ registry which serves as legal advance directive, letting your family and hospital legal representation know of your wishes. Sharing this decision with your family now will prevent confusion or uncertainty about your wishes.
Carrying out your wish to save other lives can provide your family with great comfort in their time of grief.
At Wesley Healthcare, patients receive the same quality of care regardless of their wishes relating to donation. The physician involved in the patient's care is not allowed to participate in the donation procedure. If you do decide to become a donor, your family will receive a follow-up letter detailing how the donations were used to help save lives.
For more information contact:
Midwest Transplant Network
1035 N. Emporia, Suite 100
Wichita, KS. 67214