Hundreds of West Virginians are waiting for a second chance at a healthy, productive future through organ, cornea and tissue transplants. By becoming a donor at the time of death, one person can potentially save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal more than 50 through tissue and cornea donation. You have the power to save lives, register today as an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Some things you should know about becoming a donor:
- Anyone can be considered as an organ and tissue donor regardless of age or pre-existing medical conditions.
- Donation will not cost your family any money.
- All major religions support donation.
- Donation should not affect your funeral wishes. An open casket funeral is possible after donation.
- Your care at the hospital will not be affected by a donor registration. Hospitals do not have access to the donor registry.
- Organs that can be donated include: kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine.
- By joining the West Virginia Donor Registry you are giving your advance consent to recover organs, eyes and tissue at the time of your death.