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EVERY YEAR, TENNESSEANS DIE WAITING FOR
ORGAN TRANSPLANTS.

 

 

Organ Donation saves lives, but it's not an easy decision without facts. Your County Clerk wants you to know the facts, When you renew your auto tags, volunteer a dollar for donor awareness.

HELP RENEW LIVES - VOLUNTEER A DOLLAR

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Who can become a donor?

Each individual should consider himself a potential organ and tissue donor. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine which organs and tissues can be donated.

What organs and tissues can I donate?

Organs that are needed include heart, kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, and intestines. Tissue that can be donated to help others includes the eyes, skin, bone, heart valves and tendons.

Will my decision to become an organ and tissue donor affect the quality of my medical care?

No. All efforts to save your life will be made. Organ and tissue recovery take place only after all efforts have been exhausted and death has been legally declared. The physicians working to save your life are different than the team that would be involved in recovering your organs.

Will donations disfigure my body? Can there be an open casket funeral?

Donation does not disfigure the body. There is no change in the way the body looks in the casket and thus, an open casket funeral can be held.

Does my religion approve of donation?

All major religions approve of organ and tissue donation and consider it a gift, an act of charity.

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TENNESSEE DONOR SERVICES

651 East 4th Street
Suite 402
Chattanooga, TN 37403
888-234-4440


7015 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-588-1031


1600 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203
1-800-969-GIFT

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