Organ donation. It can be a delicate topic, and one many people avoid talking about – especially families. But, should something happen to you, having a frank discussion about your wishes in advance can make a decision later much easier for your loved ones.
Of course, the topic is fraught with misconceptions – some of which might prevent people from considering donation at all. To celebrate Donate Life Month (running all April), Rob Kochik, executive director of URMC’s Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, explores some of these all-too-common myths in the video below.
You can learn more by visiting the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) website at www.donorrecovery.org.
More Ways to Commemorate ‘Donate Life Month’
FLDRN is joining hospitals and transplant centers in the Finger Lakes, Central and Northern New York regions as they celebrate Donate Life Month. Together, they’re honoring and the hundreds of thousands of donors and recipients whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation across the country.
Get involved, and be a part of this important conversation!