Published on November 29, 2014
IMPORTANT WORDS IMPORTANT WORDS TO REMEMBER TO REMEMBER SOME QUICK FACTS ABOUT ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION •There is no age limit for organ donation. The general age limit for tissue and corneal donation is 70. •Most major religions support donation. •Donation is considered only after death is declared. •Donation does not hinder funeral arrangements. •There is no cost to the family of the donor. TO GET AN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR CARD, CALL: In Eastern Pennsylvania: Gift of Life Donor Program. . . . . 1-888-DONORS-1 In Western Pennsylvania: Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE). . . . . . . 1-800-DONORS-7 For additional organ and tissue resource information, call: PA Department of Health. . . . . . 1-877-PAHEALTH WHEN YOU GET YOUR LICENSE, REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT WORDS They’re important words to thousands who await life-saving organ and tissue transplants. Words that could help others regain sight through cornea transplants, heal from burns more quickly with donated skin, or walk without pain with transplanted bone. Individuals who choose to save a life by saying "yes" to organ and tissue donation should place the donor designation on the license and sign a donor card. The wish to donate also should be shared with family and friends so that they are aware of the important decision that has been made to help others.