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Learn the Facts

  • Inform family members know about your decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donors, so they will support your decision to give the Gift of Life

    Inform family members know about your decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donors, so they will support your decision to give the Gift of Life

  • Organ and tissue donation is only an option after all attempts have been made to save your life and brain death has been declared

    Organ and tissue donation is only an option after all attempts have been made to save your life and brain death has been declared

  • Your decision to donate will not interfere with life-saving medical care

    Your decision to donate will not interfere with life-saving medical care

  • It is illegal to buy or sell organs for transplantation in the United States

    It is illegal to buy or sell organs for transplantation in the United States

  • It is illegal to distribute organs based on wealth, citizenship, or celebrity status

    It is illegal to distribute organs based on wealth, citizenship, or celebrity status

  • There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ, tissue and eye donation

    There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ, tissue and eye donation

  • Organs and tissue are surgically removed and the donor is treated with utmost dignity and respect

    Organs and tissue are surgically removed and the donor is treated with utmost dignity and respect

  • Donation does not prevent open casket funerals

    Donation does not prevent open casket funerals

  • All major religions approve of organ, tissue and eye donation, and even see it as an unselfish act of charity

    All major religions approve of organ, tissue and eye donation, and even see it as an unselfish act of charity

  • Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, poor eye sight or cataracts will not prevent you from being a donor

    Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, poor eye sight or cataracts will not prevent you from being a donor

  • Anyone can potentially be a donor regardless of age, race or medical history

    Anyone can potentially be a donor regardless of age, race or medical history



NOTE* Want more information on donating your body to a medical institution? Click here.

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