• Ranking on the waiting list does not consider race, income or social status. Factors considered are blood type, medical urgency, geographic location, organ size, tissue match and time spent waiting.
• All major religions in the U.S. support organ, eye and tissue donation. Some leave it to personal choice; others encourage it and consider it a charitable act.
• The donor’s family will not pay for the donation process. The organ, eye or tissue recipient is responsible for these costs.
Thousands of Hoosiers are able to celebrate this holiday season with their loved ones because of the foresight and generosity of people who made the decision to give the gift of life.
Hundreds more are waiting for that gift.
— The (Kendallville) News Sun
THE ISSUE Organ donation can save many lives. THEIR VIEW Get the facts and consider adding a "red heart" to your driver's license.