Organ and Tissue Authority

Organ and tissue donation disfigures the body

Fact Summary: 
Organ donation is specialised surgery and does not disfigure the body
Fact Points: 
  • Organ and tissue retrieval is performed by highly skilled surgical and health professional teams.
  • The surgical incision made during the procedure will be closed and covered as in any other operation and will not be visible beneath the person's clothes.
  • The donor’s body is always treated with dignity and respect and the family can still have an open casket viewing if desired.
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