It’s no secret that organ and tissue donation saves lives. Just one donor can help more than 100 people.
This week is “Resolve To Donate Life” week when Colorado’s organ donation campaign works to dissolve myths surrounding the process.
One organ and tissue donor can help 109 people, and because of advancements in medicine, the demand for donors is only increasing.
A divisive plan to boost organ and tissue donations in Colorado by switching all driver’s license applicants to donors unless they opt has been shelved after the plan sparked loud opposition.
An idea to boost organ donations in Colorado by classifying all applicants for driver’s licenses as donors unless they opt out appears unlikely to become law this year.
When strictly examined through the lens of the need for organs, the program can look like it is worth it. But when examined from the angle of the freedom and rights of the individual, the idea’s merit becomes far murkier.
Some Colorado lawmakers say their state should be the first one where people become organ donors by default, even though other states’ efforts have been halted by worries about making such a personal decision automatic.
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