Chances are if you are reading this post, you have already signed up to be an organ donor, and that’s an amazing gift to give to anyone on a waiting list. But did you know that organ donors are often ruled out as candidates for organ donation due to age or conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney or liver disease, etc. In fact, less than one percent of hospital deaths meet the criteria for organ donation. Each organization is unique in its criteria for acceptance. The good news is that even if you are not a good candidate for organ donation you will most likely be an excellent candidate for whole body donation for medical research. Our criteria is much broader and the timelines for donation are longer.