Heart Disease is the Leading Killer in the United StatesFebruary 2, 2018
Heart Disease is the Leading Killer in the United States
Today is Wear Red Day. We wear red to raise awareness that heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Soma Technology understands the importance of raising awareness, and above is a picture of our employees wearing red. Monday is Wear Red Day to support women with a cardiac ailment. This month we celebrate American Heart Month, to raise awareness for the dangers of heart disease.
The heart is designed to pump blood through our bodies; with the use of veins, capillaries, and arteries. Blood carries nutrients and oxygen to parts of our body. The heart takes blood and sends it to the lungs through pulmonary veins. Heart Disease is characterized by an inability of cardiac function.
Becoming an Organ Donor
Under the unfortunate scenario of death, there are many people who would need a heart that was already perfectly functioning. People are obviously only born with one heart, so when theirs isn’t working, they either look to medical remedies or use an artificial heart. In the time after diagnosis, they are put on a transplant list.
Those who are registered organ donors can put their name on a list, or have their organs donated upon passing. Last year, we covered a story of Andrew Jones. Jones is a bodybuilder who suffered from cardiomyopathy. He received a heart transplant and is now running his organization, Hearts At Large, to educate people on organ donation.
If you would like to become a registered organ donor, you can do so here.
Are you wearing red today to celebrate Wear Red Day? If you want to show your support in other ways, please consider donating to the American Heart Association. Comment below if you know anyone who has had to battle heart disease.