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Organ Donation

For over 30 years I have enrolled in my state's organ donor program.

There is a little indicia on my driver's license to alert emergency room personnel of this fact should I die in a an accident.

But I realize I am no longer a young, ideal organ donor.

My question: when do you age out of being a desirable organ donor?

Does any DLer have the facts?

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

There is no age limit.

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2019

My parents at 75 were not available as kidney donors for me......

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2019

I'm also a donor and I'm not even a citizen yet. If I die, helping someone else live will be such a great legacy.

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2019

Who wants an 75-year-old kidney?!

Think of all the piss that ol' thang has passed already!

Probably worn out.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2019

The medical examiner's office makes the determination if the organs in question are viable, at least in California. My father died of a heart attack at 64. They popped his eyeballs right out and stuffed them in some kid.

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019

As has been said OP, the medical professionals will make the call on what is viable. I do know when a good friend’s father passed recently, the donated his skin to a burn unit for use in grafts. They only took what amount they needed as I don’t think there’s much of a shelf life, and the family was still able to have an open casket with no indication of any skin missing or anything.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2019

Good for you, OP. You're an inspiring person. I think the other posters have answered your questions.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

So DLers think I should keep checking the box on my license renewal form indicating I consent to be an organ donor.

Will do.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

A friend of mine needed a partial liver transplant. He asked his sister if she could donate part of her liver. She said it was unlikely she could donate part of her liver because she was taking medication for mental health issues that had side effects on her liver.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

I only want a Hammond organ, but thank you OP

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

R5 - you should work for Hallmark.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019
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