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Is There an Age Limit for Organ Donation

There's no age limit to donation or to signing up. People in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and older have donated and received organs.

Learn the facts about donating for people over age 50.

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People of all ages can be organ donors. One of the oldest organ donors in the United States, Carlton, was 92. He was a liver donor and saved the life of a 69-year-old woman.

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Being older doesn't mean you can't be a donor. When you die, doctors will decide if you can donate.

Learn about the donation process.

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In 2019, about 63% of all the people who received organ transplants were 50 or older. Over 21% of all receiving patients were 65 or older. 

See the latest Organ Procurement and Transplantation (OPTN) statistics.

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In 2019, one out of every three people who donated organs was over age 50. You're never too old to make a difference.

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