There’s been a lot of talk (again) about “presumed consent” (also known as opting out – where everyone is presumed to be an organ donor, until they say no), with famous composer David Foster becoming a public advocate. We are still weighing our thoughts in this area, and promise to come to a public conclusion – but for now….we are impatient. We just want people to sign up to be a donor right now. Change like this (presumed consent) will take time. Time we don’t have and aren’t willing to wait for.
Jim is waiting for a new heart — and has been for a very long time now. Thousands more are waiting for an organ donation. Right now. Today.
Yes, we need to have a discussion about presumed consent. Yes, we will weigh in. But no way does this change what everyone needs to do. Please – register to be an organ donor if you haven’t already. Talk to your family about it, and encourage others to follow your lead.
Be inspired by Jim’s story.