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ORGAN DONATION BEFORE CREMATION SERVICES

Published: November 14, 2022
by Crestview Funeral Home, Memory Gardens & Cremation

Donating organs before cremation services in Westmoreland, TN is a personal decision. If you are planning your services beforehand, you can think about what you want when it comes to your organs as well. IT’s a good idea to lay out your plans before and think about them so you are able to let your family know just what you want. Here are some things you might consider about organ donation before you make a choice one way or another.

Save Lives

One thing you likely already know about organ donation is that is can absolutely save lives. It’s a nice way to think about the process as you consider your own death. Yes, you will still be gone, but you will be doing something great in your absence—saving someone else. There are thousands of people on organ lists, waiting for that second chance at life. And you can move them up that list and save some of them in a way that no one else can.

Advance Science Experimentation

There are a lot of experiments that are done on organs that are donated and you could very well advance an important experiment that could help to save lives as well. Perhaps you have an organ that isn’t a match for someone right now, but can be used in an experiment instead—and it leads to a breakthrough. You don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but it’s always a good thing to do, if you feel comfortable doing so.

Let Life Continue

When you pass on, you are gone. But in a way, if you donate your organs, you are going to continue through other lives as well. Your family might appreciate knowing that even though you have been cremated, your heart is still beating, keeping someone else alive. If you are a giving person, in general, giving your organs to someone else might feel like something you would do—and something they would be proud of you for.

Follow Personal Beliefs

You are going to want to follow your personal beliefs in every way possible. If you are part of a faith that allows organ donation, then it’s certainly something to consider. Perhaps you believe in doing good in every way possible, in life and death. That can lead you to the right idea for organ donation.

Watch Medical Conditions For Viability

If you decide that organ donation is something you want, it is good for you (and your family) to understand that certain medical conditions can prohibit it. If you have certain illnesses and ailments that could affect your organs, they cannot be used, at least as viable options for someone else. They could, perhaps, still be used for studies and other advancements.

When you are trying to figure out what you want for your future after you pass on, cremation services in Westmoreland, TN are always an honorable match. You can consider organ donation prior to that process, if you so choose. Make sure your family knows what you want all the way through. Visit our location now.

 

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