FAQ

If Something Should Happen To My Child, Will I Still Be Able To Make The Final Decision About Organ Donation?

Yes. While this bill allows 16 and 17-year olds to register as organ and tissue donors, parents and legal guardians of minor children will still be able to make the final decision regarding donation.

Could One Person Really Have That Much Of An Impact?

Yes – in fact, one single donor can help save or enhance the lives of more than 25 people

Are There Costs Associated With Organ And Tissue Donation?

There is no cost to the donor’s family or estate. Gift of Hope covers all costs associated with the donation. Organ donation is a gift; it is illegal in the United States to buy or sell organs or tissue.

Does My Religion Support Organ And Tissue Donation?

Most religious groups support donation as the highest gesture of humanitarianism. Some religions have passed resolutions or adopted positions that encourage people to seriously consider donation and plan accordingly.

Does Donation Interfere With Funeral Arrangements?

Donors are treated with great dignity and respect throughout the donation process. Skilled surgeons and medical professionals recover organs and tissue in a surgical procedure that does not interfere with customary funeral arrangements. Open-casket visitation, burial and cremation all can occur.

If Something Should Happen To My Child, Will I Still Be Able To Make The Final Decision About Organ Donation?

Yes. While this bill allows 16 and 17-year olds to register as organ and tissue donors, parents and legal guardians of minor children will still be able to make the final decision regarding donation.