Facts & Myths

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Donation does not change physical appearance.

2019-02-08T02:44:51+00:00

Surgical procedures are utilized to recover lifesaving organ and tissue donations. The body is always treated with great care and respect. Donation should not delay or change funeral arrangements, and an open casket service is possible.

Donation does not change physical appearance.2019-02-08T02:44:51+00:00

Matches are based solely on medical and geographic factors.

2019-02-08T02:44:34+00:00

An individual’s wealth and social status are never part of the determination of who will receive a lifesaving organ transplant. A national computerized matching system is used to place available organs with potential recipients. Matches are based on the length of time a patient has been waiting, medical compatibility and the distance involved in transporting [...]

Matches are based solely on medical and geographic factors.2019-02-08T02:44:34+00:00

There is no cost for donation.

2019-02-08T02:43:28+00:00

All costs related to donation are the responsibility of the organ procurement organization. The donor family is not responsible for any fees associated with donation.

There is no cost for donation.2019-02-08T02:43:28+00:00

Your life is always the first priority.

2019-02-25T18:29:03+00:00

If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, you will receive the same level of care regardless of donor designation. The doctors treating you are not involved with transplant programs or possible recipients. This fact is both law and ethical medical practice. Donation of organs and tissues takes place only after all [...]

Your life is always the first priority.2019-02-25T18:29:03+00:00