Lee Dingle, 37, husband and father of 6, was vacationing on the NC coast, and a huge wave broke his neck, but 55 people are going to benefit from his organs!
“I think it’s important for people to know that their next of kin is the one who ultimately makes the decisions, even if you’re registered as an organ donor, you need to make sure your loved ones know your wishes because they will ultimately make the decision,” Shannon Dingle, Lee’s wife said.
Imagine you’ve become incapacitated. You may be unconscious, or unable to speak or reason. How do you want your medical treatment handled? Communicate your health care wishes in writing.
It always seems too early until it’s too late.
If you’ve never documented your wishes or discussed them with your spouse, parents, or adult children, medical personnel will make those decisions for you. Make time for this.
Doing so is a kindness to your family, and a kindness to the many people who would benefit from your generosity.
Wanna be an organ donor? In Virginia, it’s an easy enhancement to add to your Advance Medical Directive. Need a hand with that ? We can help!