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Patch's Poll: Are You An Organ Donor?

Legislation hopes to increase awareness

Legislation introduced to this session of the General Assembly calls for the establishment of an advisory panel to research the ways to increase Connecticut's organ and tissue donation rates.

State Rep. Betsy Ritter, chairwoman of the Public Health Committee, Rep. James Albis of East Haven and Donate Life Connecticut met Wednesday to support the legislation, which aims to increase rates of organ and tissue donation in Connecticut, the House Democrats of Connecticut announced in a press release.

The proposal includes creating an Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Fund, which would be supported by voluntary contributions, the press release says.

Are you an organ donor? Why or why not? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

Kimlyn Marshall March 09, 2012 at 12:53 AM
My uncles life, my best friends life and so many more are improved by organ donation. Everyone should be one! As they say " you can't take it with ya!". Please check YES!
S March 09, 2012 at 02:01 AM
It's a gift that is so special, and Kimlyn is so right - I am a donor, I just wonder how much longer my parts will be worth anything!
Kevin Milligan Jr. March 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I am a donor and have been since I got my license. But sometimes juuuust sometimes I wonder if the paramedics/doctors will try as hard if they have someone waiting.....
Ann Moore March 09, 2012 at 03:23 PM
OMG Kevin really??? But I am glad your a donor :) I've been one for many years since I was 16. It's just the right thing to do.
Rich March 13, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I am a donor, who ever needs the parts can have them.

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