ORGAN DONATION

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

People who need lung transplants

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This disease is the most common need for lung transplant in adults. COPD makes it hard for the people to breathe. it usually happens to people who smoke or have smoked. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which your lungs become thick and swollen and then scar. Both those diseases happen fairly often to adults, but the most common disease for children is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) CF is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs. This leads to repeated, serious lung infections. These diseases are reasons for people to need lung transplants. the last

How the lungs work and keep you alive.

Your lungs are organs in your chest which allow your body to intake oxygen from the air. They also help remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas that can be toxic) from your body.

The lungs taking in of oxygen and removing of of carbon dioxide is called gas exchange. Gas exchanges are part of breathing.

why you should donate

organ donation saves lives, when you die your body may not be able to be used for organ donation but that is why everyone should donate their organs so that for the people whose body can be used their bodies do get used to save over ten people surely you would want to leave this world thinking that you might save lives. so donate your organs in the hope that others can live.

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