7 Things You Should Know about Being an Organ Donor ...

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There are a few things you should know about being an organ donor.

Organs are removed from the body while a person is still alive or shortly after death.2

They are then placed in the body of someone who needs the organ to live.

While being an organ donor can help save a life and make you a hero, there are still some very important things you should know about being an organ donor.

Read on for some interesting facts about organ donation.

1. Who Are Donors?

According to the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services, anyone can be an organ donor as long as they are free of cancer, HIV or AIDS and infections.

Even minors can donate organs with parental permission.

Not all donor organs come from deceased people.

Some organs like a lung, a kidney, and part of the liver commonly come from a living donor.

Learn more things you should know about being an organ donor.

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