The Facts About Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
Although there have been great advances in medical technology and donation, the need for organ, eye and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors. Get the facts and help us dispel myths about donation.
Organ and tissue donation doesn't interfere with having an open-casket funeral. The donor's body is clothed for burial, so there are no visible signs of organ or tissue donation. Through the entire donation process, the body is treated with care, dignity and respect.
There is no cost to the donor or donor's family for organ, eye or tissue donation.
All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation as the ultimate act of charity. If you have specific questions about your faith's views on donation, consult with your minister, pastor, rabbi or other religious leader.