Teen Ink: 'Organ Donors Save Lives'

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Are you willing to give up your organs to a stranger when you die? What does being a donor really mean? These are questions many of us face whenever the day comes and we finally get our driver's license.

There are many rumors regarding issues with being an organ donor, but as this Teen Ink article by Connor R. will explain to you, being an organ donor isn't a bad thing and it really does save lives in the end.


I am the recipient of two heart transplants. My second was last year and now that I'm healthier, I spend much of my free time giving speeches, doing interviews, and meeting with people in order to educate others about heart disease and organ donation.

I had my first transplant when I was six months old, back in 1992 when transplants were new and nobody was sure what would happen 10 years down the road. In fact, 10 years later, my body rejected my heart. After two years of intense treatments, hospital stays, and every other thing the doctors could do, they decided to put me on a list for a second transplant.

Read more at TeenInk.com

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