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 am too old to be a donor. I am also curious if they would even use my organs if I were to die from COVID-19. What can you tell me?
There is no cutoff age for being an organ donor. Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up. In fact, there are many people well into their 80's that donate. The decision to use your organs is based on health of the organ, not age. So, do not disqualify yourself prematurely. Let the doctors decide at the time of your passing whether your organs and tissues are suitable for transplantation.