Organ donation is an important part of our giving back to those who are awaiting a functioning organ when our bodies no longer have need of those organs. It is also a very individual and private decision that one should consider while one is still healthy.
We need to be educated properly so that we can ensure that our loved ones and we ourselves are cared for in the manner we want. We need to have choices in how we and those we care for are treated, particularly as we near the end of our life.
A person's last days may still be off in the distant horizon, but the yearning for a death that honors the life and the determination to remain a free person is palpable when thoughts turn to life's end.