What image comes to mind when you think of a hero?
Does the picture of a firefighter, law enforcement officer or doctor who is saving a life come to mind? Maybe your image is of a person at the scene of a fire or accident who risks his or her life in a dramatic way to save another.
You have the potential to save lives as well. As an organ donor, you have the potential to save up to eight lives. Imagine the impact you could have on this world if you saved the lives of several people? You don't have to imagine it. You can do it!
Almost 100,000 men, women and children in the Unites States are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants.
I am one of many bloggers around the world who is making people aware of the impact they can have by being an organ donor. This BlogCatalog Community Organ Donation Awareness Campaign and others like it are crucial. 90% of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to be a donor. Since the law varies from state to state, it is important that you know what the laws are where you live. Donate Life America has made this easy.
Go to http://www.donatelife.net/CommitToDonation and select the state you live in. You will be provided the steps you need to take to sign up as an organ donor. It will take very little time and the rewards for doing it are tremendous.
For more information about organ donation, check out these web sites:
If you live outside of the United States, You can have just as great an impact if you choose to be an organ donor. Go to http://body.orpheusweb.co.uk/lnks.html to find links to organ donation websites that apply to your region of the world.
I made the decision to sign up and be an organ donor several years ago. I am asking you to seriously consider doing the same. Together we can give the gift of life and make a positive difference in the world.