Nobody likes to think about death, least of all me. I was always that child who would cry for hours at bedtime to my Mum about how frightened I was about death. I would like to say that I have grown out of it but in all honesty, it’s still something which will keep me awake from time to time, probably more so since becoming a Mum as I worry that I will be taken away from them and miss out on their life, on watching them grow but the truth is it will happen to all of us eventually. I just hope that my time is when I am very old, once I have had the opportunity to see my children grow into happy, successful adults that I can be proud of and hopefully with children of their own.
Every day people are taken away from their loved ones too early often with questions unanswered which is why this week, National Transplant Week, I want to let my family know my wishes . . .
When the time comes for me to leave this Earth I will take all my memories and your love with me. I will no longer have needs for my organs and I want them to go on to help someone else who needs them, if my passing can help someone else to get more time with their loved ones then it will make me happy. Years ago I used to carry a Donor Card but I have changed purses and handbags so many times that I don’t even know where it is anymore. There is now an Organ Donor Register where you can make your wishes known. Daddy already knows my wishes but that isn’t always enough. Did you know that often in death if people’s wishes are written down in black and white for others to read their wishes can be overridden by a grieving family who do not want to part with any part of their loved ones. When my time comes the only part of me that I would not wish to donate would be my eyes, I don’t have a particular reason I just know that I want to keep them. As for the rest of me I hope that it can help as many people as possible to carry on to enjoy the rest of their life with their loved ones as I have done with mine.
Did you know. . .
- Just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one’s decision to be a donor but this figure rises to 95% when they know the decision
I have been asked to write this post to raise awareness for National Transplant Week so that precious lives may be saved when others have moved onto the next part of their journey. Why not carry on reading about other’s wishes by following this blog post trail to the Grit Doctor.
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a Sponsored Post.