Frequently asked questions
Who can be a donor?
People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissues can be donated.
Does my religion support organ, eye and tissue donation?
All major religions support donation as a final act of compassion and generosity.
Is there a cost to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?
Does donation affect funeral plans?
An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is treated with care and respect. Funeral arrangements can continue as planned following donation.
Does registering as a donor affect my patient care?
Does my social and/or financial status play any part in whether or not I recieve an organ if I ever need one?
No. A national system matches available organs from the donor with people on the waiting list based on blood type, body size, how sick they are, donor distance, tissue type and time on the list. Race, income, gender, celebrity and social status are never considered.