I was reading a couple of articles this morning, and the word racism kept coming up. I am not sure what in the world is happening now, come on it is 2015. One article that really upset me was Principal Verenice Guiterrez who runs the Harvey Scott School (K-8) in Portland, Oregon made an announcement that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist!!!!! She was asked WHY??? comment, “improves education for students of color” She noted that some student haven’t eaten bread in their culture. Instead, they eat pitas, tortas, and other bread substitutes. She stated “that serving a PB&J is a brazen splay of white privilege.
OK, NOW I HAVE HEARD OF EVERYTHING.
The above is just a small version of all the racial controversy that is going on in the world.
Food for thought here, no pun intended, did you know that if you were in need of an organ donation, I need to say this loud
RACE IS NOT A FACTOR
Would you refuse an organ because of the donor’s race?
When you are placed on the organ donor list, they are looking for matches for your blood type, and so on. Not what color you are.
Please read the following facts….educate yourself on becoming a donor.
Learn The Facts
These facts may help you better understand organ, eye, and tissue donation:
Fact: Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor. The transplant team will determine at an individual’s time of death whether donation is possible.
Fact: Most major religions in the United States support organ donation and consider donation as the final act of love and generosity toward others.
Fact: If you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the number one priority is to save your life.
Fact: When matching donor organs to recipients, the computerized matching system considers issues such as the severity of illness, blood type, time spent waiting, other important medical information, and geographic location. The recipient’s financial or celebrity status or race does not figure in.
Fact: An open casket funeral is usually possible for organ, eye, and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process, the body is treated with care, respect, and dignity.
Fact: There is no cost to donors or their families for organ or tissue donation.
Fact: Every state provides access to a donor registry where its residents can indicate their donation decision.
Fact: Federal law prohibits buying and selling organs in the U.S. Violators are punishable by prison sentences and fines.
Fact: People can recover from comas, but not brain death. Coma and brain death are not the same. Brain death is final.
I hope this helped
This is the third assignment for blogging 101.
Because you may save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation.
Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss.
Unfortunately, thousands die every year waiting for a donor organ that never comes. .
You have the power to change that
Below is a picture of my son Michael and my daughter Lauren at the beach last summer. If it wasn’t for an organ donor, I wouldn’t have this picture. Because some special person made a decision to sign up to become an organ donor, I have this picture.
My thoughts are, I genuinely hope if you are reading this, you never find yourself or a family member in the position of needing an organ, to finally make the decision to sign up.
All I can say is consider it.
If you could pass this website to your friends, and they pass it on to their friends and families, with more awareness maybe together we could save just one life.
Thank you – Lynne