"Organ Donor"

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Motorcyclists are sometimes referred to as “organ donors” for an obvious reason. There’s most likely nothing more dangerous on the roads and streets than riding motorcycles.

The reality is, few people with driver’s licenses sign up to be organ donors, yet there is a waiting list of people waiting for organ donations. Regardless of the type of vehicle we operate, if we have a driver’s license, we should all consider signing up to be an organ donor should we be involved in a fatal accident. Each of us can still save or better another person’s life post-mortem.

When I went to the DMV to turn in my sold car’s plate, there were no reminders for drivers to sign up. Thing is, after we die, unless we prepare beforehand by giving legal consent to organ banks to take much-needed live tissue when we pass, our next of kin can prevent it from happening. It’s sad to think that another person could lose a chance to receive a kidney, bone, liver, or something else we’re not going to need anymore.

I don’t mean to be morbid. Just realistic. I know I’m going to die someday. I might as well be able to offer something to someone at that time.

Prepare to give. Be an organ donor.

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