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The Donor Card

What is the donor card?The Donor Card

 
     The donor card is a piece of evidence which shows its owner voluntarily agrees that his or her organs and/or tissues be transplanted after his or her death.

 
How does one receive a donor card?

 
     Any person who has filled in the form of agreement that his or her organs and/or tissues be transplanted after his or her death can receive a donor card. The form of agreement can be found in doctors’ offices throughout the country.

 
Who can receive a donor card?

 
     Any citizen of Lithuania over the age of 18 can receive a donor card. There are no further restrictions.

 
“My organs are not fit for transplanting”

 
     When asked why they do not have a donor card, many people say that they are too old, or are ill and that their organs are not fit for anything anymore.
Doubters should be interested to know that the oldest organ (kidney) donor was 92 years old and the oldest tissue donor was a 102-year-old. Therefore, age is not a problem.
Those who have health problems may also apply for a donor card, since health is not a criterion which should determine one’s stance on the issue of transplantation. By agreeing to be eligible donors, we are stating our will, but the ones to make the final decision are doctors, who will decide after our death whether our organs/tissues are fit for transplanting. Most of us will never become donors, but that should not deter people from getting a donor card.

 
“I don’t want to give my heart”

 
     Some people have reservations about donating certain organs, but have no qualms about giving others. In that case, while filling in the form of agreement, the person in question may choose between these three options: “I agree that my tissues and/or organs be used for transplantation after my death (mark the appropriate option with an x):
      all tissues and organs;
      tissues and organs, except ……………………………………………………. ;
      only……………………....…………………………………………………....…… .”

 
Is it possible to reconsider?

 
     Yes. There can be an unlimited number of reconsiderations. Upon the person’s death, only his or her latest wish will be taken into account.