5 Questions to Test Your Knowledge About ORGAN, EYE and TISSUE DONATION
This quiz will take a few minutes of your time. Check to see how much you know about organ, eye and tissue donation…and share it with your friends!
1. Up to how many lives can be saved by a deceased organ donor, and what are the organs that can be recovered?
2. What part of the eye can be restored through donation?
3. How many types of tissue can you name that can be transplanted?
4. What is the age limit for donating organs?
5. How old do you have to be to become a donor by enrolling with the New York State Donate Life Registry? And when you enroll, what other step should you take?
1. One deceased organ donor can save up to eight lives. Potentially, the following life-saving organs can be transplanted: the heart, lungs (2), kidneys (2), liver (split in 2) and pancreas.
2. Eyes can help restore sight to people with cornea problems (the clear part of the eye).
3. Tissues include the following: Bones, skin, heart valves, arteries and veins, cartilage and tendons.
4. Believe it or not, there is no age limit! At the time of death, the potential donor’s organs are evaluated to determine their suitability for donation. Individuals in their 80s and 90s have successfully donated organs including liver and kidneys to save the lives of others.
5. You must be 18 years of age to register through the state’s Donate life Registry. People of any age wishing to become organ and tissue donors should inform their families that they wish to donate.