The Gift Goes On
There are two parts to becoming an organ donor.
1. First, you must make the decision to become an organ donor.
2. Second, you need to tell others about your decision. It is that simple.
SHARE YOUR LIFE
Anyone can become an organ donor. Your medical condition at the time of death determines whether or not the organs can be used.
The organs that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver, intestines, skin, eyes, bone, heart valves, tendons, and vessels.
Your decision to be an organ donor does not effect your medical care. The doctors that care for you during illness are different from the doctors who take care of your organs.
Organ donation doesn't disfigure the body or change the way it will look in a casket.
There is no cost to be an organ donor and no age limit.
Most major religions approve of organ donation. It is considered a gift, an act of charity.
SHARE YOUR DECISION
Once you have made the decision to become an organ donor, share this decision. Let your family know that you wish to be an organ donor. At the time of your death, the family will be asked about organ donation. As this is a sad time, sharing your choice now will make it easier for your family.
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