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Savvy Senior: Is there an age limit for organ donation?


September 14, 2020

Dear Savvy Senior,

I never thought about becoming an organ donor until my brother died of kidney failure last year. But at age 78, I would like to know if I’m too old to be a donor, or if they would even use my organs if I were to die from COVID-19. What can you tell me?

Potential Donor

Dear Potential,

There’s no cutoff age for being an organ donor. Anyone, regardless of age or medical hist...

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