FAQs

  • Am I qualified to donate?

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

  • Does my religion accept donation?

    All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love and generosity toward others.

  • If I am an organ or tissue donor, will I still receive the same medical care in case of an emergency?

    If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. Organ, eye and tissue donation can only be considered after you are deceased.

  • Is it true that people who are important and have the most money are the ones at the top of the donor list?

    When you are on the waiting list for an organ, what counts is the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood type and other important medical information, not your financial status or celebrity status.

  • Can loved ones see the body of a donor at the funeral?

    An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process, the body is treated with care, respect and dignity.

  • Am I an organ and tissue donor because my driver’s license says so?

    Signing a donor card and a driver’s license with an “organ donor” designation may not satisfy your state’s requirements to become a donor. Be certain to take the necessary steps to be a donor and ensure that your family understands your wishes. Visit DonateLife.net for more information.

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