• Daniel Tihn

How Maltese Students Can Become Organ Donors


When you die, you have a funeral and then you're buried/cremated, yet that seems to be a bit of a waste. To be blunt, our bodies are more than just our vessel to live our lives but also holds precious materials. With so many people in need of new organs, being an organ donor can help save lives and while you may feel attached to your kidney because it's been yours for your whole life, you can impact someone's life in ways that only they can understand.

How?


Being an organ donor is actually simpler than you think. Through a simple online registration, you can easily pick and choose which organs and tissues you want donated.


Firstly, click on this link which takes you straight to the Organ Donation site which is where you will be filling out the form. Now that you are on the site, click on the log in button in the top right corner. This will take you to the log in page which is where you will need to log in with your e-ID account and password.


After logging in, it will take you straight to the organ donation form. Here you are able to tick all the organs that you are willing to donate once you meet your end, and if you are unsure what each organ or tissue does, you can click on it to get more info.


Once you are ready, click on "Register my wish" and there you go, your body parts now have the opportunity to live on inside someone else (Ew, I didn't mean it that way).

Why?


The why is kind of simple: you are saving lives. Okay, maybe it isn't guaranteed that your organs will go to someone, but allowing for the chance of changing someone's world and granting more time to another human being, that is what it's all about.


Once you register your wish, you won't need to worry about it again cause, you know, the whole 'you will be dead' thing. And it's so easy to do, there is nothing stopping you from applying, just a couple clicks away from being the closest thing you can be to a real-life hero.


Also, selling your organs is a messy business. Not only is it dangerous, but most of the time you walk in thinking you are selling a kidney, and walk out (the whole walking thing is just a saying, you would actually be wheeled in and out on a stretcher) without your lungs, heart, liver, and any other major organ in your body.

Do you plan on donating your organs (you better be)? Tell us in the comments below. ♥️