To the editor:
Re: Your Blood Donation Will Save Someone’s Life, letter to the editor Aug. 7 Capital News.
Perhaps the writer should think further into what would happen if no one donated blood or organs for that matter.
People would die, no argument there. No organ donation equals no surgeries requiring large amounts of blood. If that organ is rejected by the body there is a second or third surgery requiring mass amounts of blood. Or the recipient is put on an expensive drug regime in the hopes of forcing the body to accept the organ.
How many other people needing a transplant would have to wait or die before this person’s body accepted the organ or died? The person waiting would either be tying up a hospital bed or waiting in bed at home. If they are waiting at home it is more than likely their spouse or other family member would have to quit their job to look after them. If they quit their job where is the money going to come from to pay for the medicine to keep them alive until an organ becomes available, the food on the table and the roof over their heads. From your pocket and mine that’s where.
I could go on and on but you get the picture, no blood donations and no organ donations would mean that people died when their time came lessening the burden on an already stressed medical system and family members trying to cope.
And maybe just maybe people would think hard before they did something stupid that would cause serious injury to their rather delicate body.