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.
Very few medical conditions automatically disqualify you from donating organs. The decision to use an organ is based on strict medical criteria. It may turn out that certain organs are not suitable for transplantation, but other organs and tissues may be fine. Don't disqualify yourself prematurely. Only medical professionals at the time of your death can determine whether your organs are suitable for transplantation.
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.