Below are some facts you should know about donation for people over age 50.
People of all ages can be organ donors. One of the oldest organ donors in the U.S. was age 92. He was a liver donor and saved the life of a 69-year-old woman.
Don’t rule yourself out. Being older doesn’t mean you can’t be a donor. Doctors will decide at the time of your death whether you can donate.
In 2016, more than 60 percent of all the people who received organ transplants were 50 or older. Nearly 19 percent of all organ transplant recipients were 65 or older.