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Who can become an organ and tissue donor?

Almost everyone can help others through organ and tissue donation. The main factors are where and how a donor dies and the condition of their organs and tissue.

While your age and medical history will be considered, you shouldn’t assume you’re too young, too old or not healthy enough to become a donor:

  • Older Australians with chronic health conditions can be donors.
  • People who smoke, drink or have an unhealthy diet can still donate.
  • Only a few medical conditions may prevent someone being a donor.
  • All major religions support organ and tissue donation for transplantation.