DuBois, PA – Have you chosen to be an organ donor? It’s easy to register as a donor, and it could change lives.

Ron Flick from the Center for Organ Recovery and Education says one of the most common misconceptions is that doctors will not try as hard to save you in the event of a life-threatening illness if they see that you are an organ donor.

Listen to Ron Flick’s full interview about being a living donor and how donations can make a difference.

That is entirely false. Doctors do not look to see if you are an organ donor. If you are, the process of donating any organs will happen after all life-saving measures have been taken. Even then, many times your family members can refuse to donate organs, even if you have previously signed up as a donor.

All kinds of organs and tissues can be donated after death, including ones that you might not think of… kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, pancreas, intestines, skin, corneas, blood, and bone marrow.

Even if you have medical conditions that make some of your organs not able to be donated, you can likely donate other organs that are not affected after death.

To register as an organ donor, visit your local DMV, or you can sign up online at the DMV website or the CORE website.

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