Many of us have been touched by the recent meeting of Mr and Mrs Mark (parents of the late Carmen Mark who donated her heart) and the heart recipient Ms Serene Lee in the news (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/recording-of-dead-daughters-heartbeat-brings-parents-to-tears). Unfortunately, organ donation is still little talked about in Singapore. The notion of removing one's organs from one's body may be perceived negatively, and can be a devastating imagery for bereaved family members when they are grappling with the loss of their loved ones.
More awareness can be raised about the vision that even in our death, we may be able to pass on a gift of life to someone else through donation of our organs. Think about giving someone a second chance. Think about being the answer to someone's long-awaited prayer - it is not just the answer to this sick man's prayer, but the prayers of his parents, or spouse, or siblings, or children and all his loved ones... Think about allowing someone to continue their story through you and through something you no longer need when you die. Think about leaving a legacy, being someone's personal saviour through your sacrifice.
On a side note, the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) is an opt-out scheme which means that if a person doesn't sign a document to say they want out, they are automatically in. If you agree to HOTA, you do not need to do anything but it would be important to let your loved ones know of your wish to donate so that they can honour your wishes when you die. If you disagree to HOTA, that is perfectly fine too - you can go to the website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/form.html) download, fill up and submit the form to MOH and then let your family know that you are opting out so that they can communicate your wish too.