In the past, due to the lack of a registration system, organs that could have been used for transplants were lost.
Now that we have a system to register organ donors, we can avoid the tragic loss of organs that could extend the life of one or several people. There is a very short window, 48 to 70 hours, to ensure a viable donation. Not getting permission from a family member in time can result in the loss of vital organs.
When you register to be a donor, no other permission is required to harvest the organs. Since 2009, South Carolina has had a registration system. It is free and simple. Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles office or me at 843-341-7670.
Register soon and become an effective donor.
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George H. Rowan Hilton Head Island