Can You Be Too Old to Donate Organs?

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Can You Be Too Old to Donate Organs?

Question: I’m 74 years old. Are my organs too old to donate?

Answer: There areِ no cutoff ages forِ donating organs.
Organs haveِ beenِ successfully transplanted fromِ newborns andِ people older thanِ 80.
areِ on theِ waiting list forِ organ transplants.

The following are corrections of some common misconceptions about transplants:

Medical schools needِ complete bodies withِ allِ their organs andِ tissue toِ teach anatomy.
Research facilities needِ bodies toِ study disease.
Donating organs canِ preclude theِ use ofِ a body forِ study.

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