I thought this article was very informative. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know what it feels like. Why put other people through the same thing if you can prevent it by donating organs? If we help each other, fewer people will die.
I loved that Connor used his experiences and showed how having the two heart transplants saved his life. I especially loved his reminder, “Don’t take your organs to Heaven; Heaven knows we need them here!” He also shared other points of view, including that some are against organ donation because of religion or lack of knowledge. I think people should get informed before being against something that could save lives.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.