You will have to overcome many obstacles from your family and people around you who still have the concept of “cadaver”.
“Most Meaningful Day”
“No one knows what will happen tomorrow, if something unfortunate happens, an organ donation card would be a very meaningful gift to others.” It was shared by Nguyen Huong Giang – runner-up 1st student Sunduk Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City (2023) – when she registered to be an organ donor at the age of 19.
Huang Xiang said that during a charity meal at the hospital, you came across a girl’s story when she came out to get rice.
She said she has been making rounds of hospitals in search of a kidney transplant for her son, who is suffering from end-stage renal failure.
Learning more about the pain that her children-like patients go through every day, Huang Xiang feels inspired to do something.
Huang Xiang said, “I signed up to donate organs on my birthday and this is the most meaningful day of my 19 years and this is the gift I give to everyone. If we know how to give and share Then the happiness will not end.
Like Huong Giang, Dost Bich Ngoc – a freshman at Nguyen Tat Thanh University – has also recently participated in organ donation. At first, Bich Ngoc faced fierce objections when sharing the idea with the people around.
Ngoc’s family has a belief that when you die, you must be “full of corpses”, and that dying without a complete body is a bad omen. And friends advise Ngoc not to do this because you are young, registering at this time is quite unlucky.
“I’ve also thought a lot, and to be honest, when I hear people say that, I get scared sometimes. Is it really as scary as people say?”, Ngok explained. However, what motivates Ngoc is the thought that she can help many others.
While studying pharmacy, Ngoc also heard many stories of organ donors saving lives. Ngok said, “One person’s incompleteness when lost is sometimes a “medicine” for the revival of many others. That’s why I signed up.”
Dinh Thuc Trang – a student at Saigon University – registered to be an organ donor as soon as he entered the university. With Pages, it’s not a stop but a means for you to participate in more community activities.
For example, Trang often shares this with her friends so that young people have more optimistic views about the concept of organ donation. The last wish is that there will be more open-minded young people, which will support many others in the future.
Beyond that, Trang wants to plant a story of giving in general, of devoting ourselves to the community through the smallest of things. Trang is a “familiar” member of the voluntary blood donation sessions and volunteer activities that students are required to participate in.
Not only participating in unions and clubs at school, since 2022, Thuc Trang has become the deputy secretary of the Youth Union of Ward 13, District 3 (HCMC).
Similarly, Huang Xiang views the organ donation certificate as a milestone in her student’s journey to contribute to society.
Every week, Huang Xiang participates in charity rice cooking for orphans and patients with difficult circumstances. Giang also often visits the temple to support charity work.
Huang Xiang said, “Happiness will never end if we know how to give and share.”