In the past years, there has been a growing need for more organ donors across the world. Many people die every day because there is no available functioning organs for them to use.
This woman from Missouri is great proof that organ donation after death can literally save more lives that you could imagine.
It is up to you to think about whether Megan Moss Johnson lived a full life or a tragic one. But since she was young, she has always been a fighter in a warzone that is a hospital.
At 15 years old, Megan battled with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscles. She needed a new one, for without which, her life would have ended too quickly.
She received a second chance at life after a compatible heart replaced her old, broken one, thanks to an organ donor.
Megan was able to live a happy life afterwards. She met a musician named Nathan Johnson whom she married later on.
Their love gave birth to a healthy baby daughter that they named Ellie.
Unfortunately, Megan’s paradise life had to end eight hours after giving birth to her daughter. She fainted shortly after the operation, and doctors pronounced her dead due to heart failure.
Something must have been happened with her second heart. The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health has placed the life expectancy of a person after a heart transplant at a little more than nine years. Maybe it was just time’s up for Megan.
But even after what seemed to be a very tragic event, the hope for other people’s lives burned because of what Megan did before her death. She pledged herself as an organ donor, allowing doctors to freely set her organs up for donation to whoever needs it.
All in all, Megan’s organs were able to save about 50 other people.
In some countries, people are automatically legally organ donors unless they willed not to be. But in the Philippines, doctors can only touch your organs if you legally allowed them before your death.
If you believe that organ donation can make a big difference, then be an organ donor now.
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