This Pearls Before Swine Death Cartoon has Pig announcing he’s going to donate his organs after he dies. When Rat asks him why, Pig replies, “Because if I do it before I die, it will kill me.”
Ever wonder why your choice to be an organ donor is on your drivers’ license? Because if you are in a serious auto accident, that is the most opportune time your organs become available for transplant. They want your organs to be fresh, and relatively young. Altruistic senior citizens may find that their organs are too worn out to be of benefit.
If you want to be altruistic like Pig, make sure your loved ones know about your choice. They can overrule your wishes if they don’t like this idea.