Who can be a donor?
People of all ages can register to be a donor. At the time of death, a medical and social-medical review determines if a person can be a donor.
Can a person be too old or sick to donate?
People of all ages and medical conditions should consider themselves potential donors. A full medical and social-medical history along with lab tests inform which eye, organ, or tissue can help others at the time of death. You can help save lives. Rule yourself in!
Can I be a donor if I have Hepatitis B?
Yes, you should still consider yourself a potential donor even if you have a health condition. A full medical and social medical history along with lab tests will inform which eye, organ or tissue can help others at the time of death. Rule yourself in!
Can I be a donor without being in the Registry?
Yes. If you want to be a donor and not join the Registry, share your choice. Communicate, communicate, and communicate. Tell your family about your choice. Telling your family and joining the Registry is still the best way to record your decision.
Why is joining the Registry important?
Due to the fast and emotional nature of events at the time of death, families do not always have time to check legal papers. The Registry helps your loved ones honor your choice. It can also help ease your family’s level of stress and worry at the time of your death when they know your choice. Your registry record is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to authorized persons.