Consider the numerous decisions we make daily – what to wear, what to eat, where to work, with whom to be friends, who to love… and each shaping our experiences but sometimes we regret so hard and feel self-guilt, doubt. However, becoming a postmortal donor is a profound, inherently good decision that transcends the limitations of regret. It is an act of unyielding generosity and empathy without losing one single thing that matters to you at that moment.
With a population of more than 83 million people, last year, only 933 people became donors, a decline from the 1,313 donors recorded in 2007. Today, only in Germany there are about 9000 people on the waiting list for organ transplants.
As Engelnest, a dedicated volunteer to create awareness for organ transplantation, we aim to address sociocultural barriers and promote the importance of organ donation. You can drop by and check the brochures, fill out your donor card, and enjoy the decision you make for the rest of your life.
We Know Why You Are Hesitant!
No one is planning to die soon or become a potential organ receiver. Even if a person doesn’t have any chronic illness, due to an unexpected infection, bacteria, or immune system problem they may be waiting for an organ transplant.
„Every 10 minutes another person is added to the transplant waiting list“
We must be aware that transplantation has been a remarkable medical advancement that has saved countless lives and anyone might need it. Despite the urgent need for donors, there are several misconceptions surrounding post-mortal organ donation that prevent many potential donors from coming forward:
Fear of Negligence by Healthcare System: Some individuals worry that if they become organ donors, medical professionals may not prioritize saving their lives over others. However, this fear is unfounded. In Germany, organ donation strictly follows legal protocols. To be considered for a donation, two independent doctors must confirm brain death. They thoroughly assess the situation and will not proceed with organ retrieval if there is any chance of recovery. Saving lives is always the top priority for medical professionals, and being an organ donor does not compromise the quality of care one receives.
Concerns About Organ Black Market: Another prevalent fear is the worry that organs may end up on the black market. It’s essential to understand that organ transplantation is a strictly regulated process in Germany. All donations are performed through authorized institutions and are transparently documented. The focus should not be on the negative aspect but on the life-changing impact organ donation has on recipients.
Cultural or Religious Concerns: No religion forbids this practice as we research.
„3 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant in Germany“
So, as you navigate the countless decisions that lie ahead, remember the unparalleled significance of becoming a postmortal organ donor. Embrace the opportunity to make a difference, to bestow the gift of life upon those who need it most. For in this decision lies the power to inspire hope, ignite kindness, and perpetuate a legacy of giving that knows no bounds.
Think about it!
Take your card, fill in the information, and carry it with you!
Tell your family and friends about your decision!
Get stickers to spread awareness!
Be a post-mortal organ donor, today!