Updated: Feb 7, 2022
Every hero has an enemy that can prevent them from using their superpowers or saving lives. However, heroes can conquer these as long as they identify their weaknesses and strengths. As potential heroes, we must learn to know the difference between the myths and the facts. Most myths are preventing many people from becoming organ donors, leading to patients suffering. Now let's all conquer this by analyzing the myths and the actual facts! And don't worry, I've got the research done for you :)
Here are the 3 most common myths that you'll hear:
"If I am an organ donor, doctors will not try as hard to save your life."
Although it is quite understandable that most may think this, we also have to focus on the fact. The truth is, doctors are trained to only do one thing: save lives. Patients are assigned to them to receive proper treatment and for doctors to do their job. The doctors not "trying as hard" is not the case as they do not take in the fact whether a patient's an organ donor or not.
2. "I'm too old to become an organ donor!"
Actually, it is never too early or too late to become an organ donor. Not only is organ donation convenient, but also impactful! It does not matter what age you are and in fact, the process of becoming a hero is so easy! Check out this link to register for organ donation! I promise that you won't regret it ;) :
3. "My religion does not support organ donation.'
In fact, most religions do! After all, you are saving a life. For instance, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism are just some religions that support this.
These are just some of these myths.....but don't worry, we still can defeat this "enemy". I am releasing a new podcast episode this month (February) that goes more in depth with these myths and more that you should watch out for. Stay tuned for this episode ;)
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2021, May 15). Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved February 5, 2022, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/organ-donation/art-20047529