Few things make me have more feelings than a sweet video about a loving, devoted pet.
In this video PSA, which was created by Fundacin Argentina de Trasplante Heptico and produced by DBD Argentina, a dog and an elderly owner share the kind of bond that we humans often share with our beloved pets.
When the old man collapses suddenly, the dog follows the elderly companion to the hospital.
The dog waits for days and days, hoping to see the friend again.
Finally, the hospital doors open, and the dog’s head perks up, excited.
Only, it’s not the elderly man coming out the door, it’s a woman in a wheelchair.
You see, the old man was an organ donor. And while he might not be coming back through those doors, your dog would recognize the friend anywhere.
And the man saved a new friend’s life.
Organ donation really does save lives.
In the United States alone, 123, 000 people are on the organ transplant list.
The American Transplant Foundation says that 21 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. That’s a downer statistic.
On the flip side, one person’s decision to donate organs can save up to eight lives and positively affect up to 50 people (and their families and pets).
For that last bit of info, think: cornea transplants. Every year, 40, 000 people receive one. That’s a lot of saved eyesight thanks to organ donation.