Who can be an organ donor?

There are no age limits on who can be an organ donor. Newborns as well as senior citizens have been organ donors. If you are younger than 18, you must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent.

Who cannot be an organ donor?

People with certain medical conditions cannot donate an organ. This includes people with:

  • HIV
  • Actively spreading brain cancer
  • Certain severe, current infections


In some cases, if you have another disease or chronic medical condition, you may still be able to donate your organs.

1. Register as a Donor
If you are in the state of Texas, The Living Bank will place your information in the registry of Donate Life Texas. Download the donor registration form, or call us at 1-800-528-2971 to request the donor registration form. Upon your completion of the donor registration form, you will receive your donor card.

If you do not live in the state of Texas you can register with Donate Life in your state. 

2. Tell Your Family About Your Wishes
Please inform your family doctor, lawyer, and religious leader that you have registered to be a donor.

3. Carry Your Donor Card with You