The best we can do – giving life to others


  • Letters
  • Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007

ORGAN donation has always been an issue close to my heart, but it was not easy convincing my parents of my decision to become an organ donor.  

This is because I had wanted to pledge all my organs instead of certain organs only. My dream to become an organ donor finally came true last year when I registered at an organ donation campaign organised by the YMCA.  

It was disheartening to learn that the public preferred to donate blood rather than organs. We no longer need our organs after we are dead. Is it not better for us to donate our organs to those who really need them?  

I hope more will be willing to be organ donors to help save others. The best deed we can do is to give life to others.  

 

RBTM, Sungei Buloh, Selangor 

 

I REFER to “Moving hearts” (The Star, Oct 8). The Government should provide organ donors free medical check-ups once or twice a year, beginning from the date they register to become donors.  

The Government should also set up a special counter for these donors to expedite check-ups. It is a good way to monitor the donors’ health as well as suitability of the organs pledged. Furthermore, private clinics or hospitals should be encouraged to provide medical check-ups for organ donors at a nominal charge of, say, RM20.  

The Government should provide some subsidies or incentives to the private clinics or hospitals which join in this good cause.  

 

GOH AI FONG, Penang. 

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