Becoming a Donor
If you are considering registering as an organ donor but have questions or want to know more about your options, you have come to the right place. Learn more about the process and get your questions answered here.
- How the Process Works
- Organ Procurement Organizations
- Directed Deceased Donation
- Whole Body Donation
- Living Donation
- Frequently Asked Questions
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:
- 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
Click on your state of residence to download the organ donor registeratiion form. Complete and mail back to the address provided.
At your convenience you may register online. Visit: http://donatelife.net/register-now/ and register today!
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