The Donation Process
We hope there will come a time when no one will die waiting for an organ transplant and no one will have to give up the hope of walking again or seeing again because the tissue they needed was not available. Thousands of people are waiting on the generosity of organ and tissue donors to change their lives. Although it is not easy to discuss death and the possibility of becoming a donor, we believe that helping everyone understand donation is critically important. We are confident that after you learn more about donation on our Web site, you will be able to make an informed choice to give.
Medical Care Prior to Donation
Registering to be a donor will not affect your medical treatment if you become ill or injured. Organ and/or tissue recovery takes place only after all life-saving efforts have been exhausted and death has been legally declared. A transplant team is not contacted and no organs are removed before a person is pronounced dead – this includes
Organ and/or tissue recovery takes place only after all efforts to save a life have been exhausted and death has been legally declared. The first priority is always to save a life.
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