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HELMETS: Make them optional for organ donors

Letter by David Olivera, Yelm on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm with No Comments »
February 1, 2013 10:06 am

Riding a motorcycle without a helmet can actually save lives. My father has been alive the last 15 years because he received a new heart from a helmetless rider.

Maybe riding without a helmet should be optional if the rider has signed up as an organ donor. Since the helmet laws went into effect, there has been a significant drop in available organs.

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