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Cremation Services and Organ Donation

Published: November 14, 2022
by Waco Funeral Home and Memorial Park

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Going for cremation services in China Spring, TX for a loved one who has passed on is an honorable decision to make. There are other options to consider as well, of course, but before you concern yourself with those, you should probably thing about organ donation, as that would be something that would occur before any final service. Is organ donation something you feel your loved one would want? Here are some things to think about:

It Could Save Lives

If a loved one had a heart for helping others, it might feel just right to donate their organs. You know that organ donation can save lives. In fact, your loved one could save up to eight lives. It’s nice to know that their death has meaning. You are always going to miss them, but because they passed on when they did, other people are able to live. You may never know where the organs went or who they helped, but you will know that your loved one saved other people.

Advance Experiments

Even if not all of your loved one’s organs are used for people, they could be used in experiments that can further treatments and help science to understand certain things that can advance experiments that are important now, or will be in the future. Knowing that your loved one could help to eradicate an illness they had, perhaps, or could help someone else to avoid suffering as they did can really be something you feel like they would appreciate.

Carry Their Life On

Your loved one has died, but their memories are always going to be alive through what you remember. When someone passes on and you donate their organs, you know a piece of them is still living inside someone else. Whether it’s their heart, kidney, liver, or another organ, you know they are helping life to continue and that can be a real comfort to you.

Follow Their Faith/Beliefs

As is true in anything you do for a loved one’s final services, you are going to want to follow their ideals and what they would want to have happen. Perhaps they didn’t say if they wanted cremation or a funeral. And they didn’t say if they wanted to donate their organs or not. But you knew them well and you knew what their faith was and whether or not that faith allowed for organ donations. You also knew their belief system and what they would have wanted to have happen. Follow that and do your best to move forward.

Medical Conditions And Viability

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Even if you decide that organ donation is something your loved one would have wanted, you will want to keep in mind that this option isn’t always going to be possible. If your loved had certain illnesses that perhaps seeped into their organs, they might not be viable and able to share their organs with others before cremation services in China Spring, TX. Talk to your loved one’s doctor and see what can be done about the organ donation process.

 
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