1.What is ORGANIZE?
ORGANIZE is a non-profit working to save lives by increasing the number of organ donors in the US. ORGANIZE built the country’s first centralized registry for all states, and is making it easier to express your donor wishes on social media with the hashtag #OrganDonor.
2.What is the issue with Organ Donation?
121,000 Americans are currently in need of an organ transplant, and 22 of them die every day. And while 95% of Americans support organ donation, only 40% of supporters actually register as organ donors.
3.Why mom and dad bods?
Of the 22 people who die on the waitlist every day, 50% will be 50-65 years old. People within that age bracket also represent the biggest potential answer to the organ donor shortage as they currently have low registration rates. We want to end the shortage by letting them know their bodies are still beautiful and valuable, because mom and dad bods have the power to save lives.
4.Why should I talk to my family about organ donation?
160 million Americans support organ donation but haven’t made their wishes known. Ultimately, it’s up to your next of kin to make the decision on your behalf and it’s important to have the conversation so that your wishes are known. And it really doesn’t need to be much of a conversation, “Hey kid, this mature bod is an organ donor” is enough.
5.Is my dad and mom bod too old to donate?
There is no age cut off for being a donor; organs have been successfully transplanted from donors in their 70s and 80s. And very few medical conditions automatically disqualify you from donation. So in all likelihood, your mature bod is just fine.
6.I'm young and don't have a dad or mom bod yet, can I still register as an organ donor?
If you’re over 18, absolutely. If you are under the legal age, your parents sign your registration form. They can give their consent knowing that it’s what you wanted. Children, too, are in need of organ transplants, and they usually need organs smaller than those an adult can provide.