You are walking down a dark passageway. There is fog blocking your view and moss hangs down, rubbing across your head and shoulders. Suddenly, someone with a chainsaw jumps in your path. His face is pale and blood drips from a wound on his cheek. You jump and your heart races, but down deep, you know it isn’t real.
Not only is this not real, you actually paid money for someone to frighten you like this.
You are in an accident. You are rushed to the hospital, but when you get there, someone looks at your driver license. They see you are an organ donor and move on to the next room. They will not try to save your life!
You do know this isn’t real either, right? Sadly, it is still one of the most common misconceptions regarding organ donation.
The fact is, the medical team’s number one priority is to save your life. Emergency room doctors are not even involved in the transplant surgery.
Eighteen people die every day waiting for a life saving organ transplant. Don’t let myths and misconceptions stop you from signing up on the Utah Donor Registry. If you want to be scared this Halloween, visit a haunted house or get lost in a corn maze. Organ donation is not scary; don’t belief the myths. Get the facts at www.yesutah.org.
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