Decision on behalf of a loved one
When to make a decision on behalf of a loved one?
Sooner or later there comes a time when we have to face the loss of a relative. It is a period of intense sadness and uncertainty when you have to make a decision on behalf of another person. One of the questions might be:
Would this person want to donate organs or tissue? Is that what he would have wished?
It is not easy to make these decisions when we suddenly lose a loved one, however compassion is one of the most vital gifts we can share with others. For the person who is seriously needs it, this means you have to decide to give them a second chance at living their life through the organs of someone else. Due to the progress in the field of medical research and technology of transplantation, up to 50 lives could be improved or saved thanks to a single organ and tissue donor. Please think. Would your loved one not want to give someone the opportunity to fight for their life, someone who otherwise would have no hope of salvation?
A study recently conducted by the Coalition on donations found that many potential donors do not share their wishes with their families for fear of the topic bringing bad luck. The same can be said of people who make decisions about the last days of their life as, for example, making a will and deciding how they will keep their loved ones secure without their financial support. The simple fact of educating families about the reality of donated organs and tissue donations serves to provide fundamental details that will help them make an informed decision.
In our country it is always requested requested that the closest relatives give their consent for the donation of organs and tissues of the deceased relative. If you are not sure (a) of the wishes of your loved ones, talk to them about the «gift of life “. This will give them peace of mind and spiritual knowing to fulfill their desires.