San Antonio Express-News: Organ, tissue donors give the gift of life  |  June 16, 2011

We were moved by this column from the San Antonio Express-News urging people to register as organ and tissue donors. The author poetically notes:

“From time immemorial, the capacity of the human heart, to do both good and evil, has been contemplated by philosophers, poets and priests. Its best and purest impulse pushes people to remarkable acts of generosity and selflessness of which the most supreme is to save a life.”

Unfortunately San Antonio has a low donor consent rate. The columnist works with a tissue recovery specialist from the UT Health Science Center of San Antonio’s Organ Transplant team to disple commonly heard myths about organ and tissue donation, which may keep some people from consenting to donate.

A worthwhile read and great rally call in support of organ and tissue donation.

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