Organ Donation

Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. Organs you'll donate include • Internal organs: Kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs • Skin • Bone and bone marrow • Cornea Most organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died. But some organs and tissues are often donated while the donor is alive. People of all ages and background are often organ donors. If you're under age 18, your parent or guardian must offer you permission to become a donor. If you're 18 or older you'll show you would like to be a donor by signing a card . you ought to also let your family know your wishes