THE MYTHS

There are lots of myths and misconceptions about organ donation. Do you know the truth?

"I'm too old."
"I'm too old."

You might feel like you're old, but your organs, tissues, or eyes could make a huge impact or even save the life of someone else. Don't ever count yourself out! Anyone, regardless or age or medical history, can register to save lives as a donor.

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"My family will have to pay for it."
"My family will have to pay for it."

Not true. The donor's family is not responsible for any donation-related medical expenses. Money should never prohibit someone from saving someone's life.

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"What if I'm not really dead?"
"What if I'm not really dead?"

This is a very popular myth because it's so scary and sounds straight out of a horror movie. But in reality, it's just not true! Donation only occurs after official death has been declared - and trust us, it's a LOT of tests.

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"I'm too old."
"I'm too old."

You might feel like you're old, but your organs, tissues, or eyes could make a huge impact or even save the life of someone else. Don't ever count yourself out! Anyone, regardless or age or medical history, can register to save lives as a donor.

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