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Is There an Age Limit for Organ Donation?

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There's no age limit to donation or to signing up. People in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond have been both organ donors and organ transplant recipients. Below are some facts you should know about donation for people over age 50.
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People of all ages can be organ donors. To date, the oldest organ donor in the U.S. was age 92. He was a liver donor and saved the life of a 68-year-old woman. 

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Don't rule yourself out. Being older doesn't mean you can't be a donor. Doctors will decide at the time of your death whether you can donate. 

Learn about the donation process >

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In 2015, more than 60 percent of all the people who received organ transplants were 50 or older. And nearly 20 percent of all people who received transplants were over age 65. 

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In 2015, about 1 out of every 3 people who donated organs was over the age of 50. You're never too old to make a difference.

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