StrengthsMany people assume that Donate Life is an organization that specifically looks for people to donate organs when that is simply not true. People looking to help out another can donate organs, blood, or even bone marrow. Many different ways to provide help to a cause that can use all the help it can get.Another strength of Donate Life is the condition of whomever is donating to the cause. A person can donate under many circumstances. A person can donate an organ, blood, or even bone marrow with several different health conditions. As long as a person does not have cancer or a systemic infection then they are totally capable of donating to the cause.
A person can even donate after they have died. Becoming an organ donor does not require perfect health conditions.Also, a strength for the company is those that do donate will feel very good about donating to the cause of helping out those in need. There is very little in this world that can overcome the feeling of helping out someone else who needs it. Donate Life provides the opportunity for anyone to help out someone in need of an organ or body fluid, giving someone the opportunity to feel like a hero.Many people believe that their religion would not allow them to donate to someone else. This is simply a myth; hundreds of religions consider the act of donating to Donate Life a charitable act and is widely supported by their church.
Catholic, Judaism, Islam, and many more of the most popular religions support those who donate parts of their body for a good cause.It is also free to be a donor. Not only are you getting the satisfaction of helping a great cause but you are not being charged a penny. Some think that the donor has to pay at least a portion of the surgery cost when it is actually paid by the recipient, who usually will have their health insurance pay for it.
WeaknessOne weakness to Donate Life is that an organ donor may not be able to specifically pick who they donate to. There is a waiting list held in a computer database and when an organ donor is found the computer system will match the donor with a patient on the waiting list.Another weakness of Donate Life is that studies show that many organ donor recipients end up with diabetes after getting the transplant. There is no medical discovery as to why though, but being an organ recipient can lead to this disease.Also, those who partake in the donation surgery may not have to pay for the surgery itself but will have to pay the hospital for the time stayed at the hospital after the surgery is over. This will make potential organ donors question if they want to donate after hearing they will have to pay for their stay when they thought the surgery was free.Another problem is after the surgery many can not go back to work for some time because of the post-surgery procedures and treatment.
This will make many turn their heads away from the idea of donating because they will have to pay for their hospital stay and they will have to miss a significant amount of work.Another weakness is the possibility of a potential donor getting rejected. The donor’s organs will sometimes be rejected because of their tissue type or because they have diseases that will make the patient wait for someone with a much healthier organ.There is unfortunately the slight chance that surgeries can have complications that could leave the patients in worse condition than before the surgery.
This is very rare but things as bad as death can occur under the knife. OpportunitiesAn opportunity of donating to Donate Life is that there is multiple lives that can be saved or improved with a donation. An organ donor can save up to eight lives and an eye tissue donor can save as many as 50.Another opportunity with Donate Life is it allows for doctors to potentially make medical discoveries or advances with all the different surgeries and people with different tissues and organs. It could be you who helps doctors make the next great step in medical research.Donate Life is also partnering with Apple Inc.
to make a phone application that will allow people to become organ donors from their phone when before people who wanted to donate would have to inconveniently travel somewhere to register. Threats It is very common to find people who are too afraid to donate. This is probably the largest threat to Donate Life because the amount of people who do not have full knowledge on the donation process is very high.
People commonly think that it would be dangerous for themselves to donate a part of their body when really Donate Life makes the process as easy and pain free as possible for the donor and the recipient.There are also many myths that come with organ donation such as being an organ donor means doctors will not try to save my life so they can use my organs. This is simply not true, by law doctors have to treat every patient the same and have to put their best efforts into helping every patient they have. Many people also believe that if you are an organ donor that someone will try to sell your organs for money which is also false. It is against the law and highly monitored by officials to prevent such transactions from occurring. Many people think that their age will not be able to allow them to donate. Anyone at any age can donate, as long as parents give consent to those under 18 and as long as their donations match what the recipients need, then they can donate.
Another myth is that people think that if they donate that they will not be allowed to have an open casket at their funeral. Through the donation process the donor’s body is treated with great care and will absolutely be able to have an open casket funeral.