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Your Decision

Registering to be a donor is a very personal decision. Take a deeper dive into some of the religious, cultural, and health-related information surrounding donation, and be sure to talk to your family about your decision.

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Identity

Your sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression does not prevent you from registering to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Anyone can register. Additionally, gender identity and sexual orientation are never considered when donated organs or tissues are matched with someone on the waiting list. 

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Age

There is no age limit on registering to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Every single donor will be evaluated on an individual basis, regardless of age.  Some people can be donors into their 90s! Infants and children may also be donors with parental consent.

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Health

Anyone can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Every donor will be evaluated on an individual basis. Health factors are taken into consideration when a potential donor is evaluated. It’s important to know that if one kind of donation is ruled out because of health reasons, other kinds of donation may still be possible and can heal and save lives.

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