Karen Kaslow

Karen Kaslow

If you are one of the 53.41 percent of Adams County residents who are a designated organ donor on your driver’s license or state identification card, changes in state regulations have occurred which may impact your decisions regarding certain specifics of organ donation.

In Pennsylvania, the opportunity to register as an organ donor upon obtaining or renewing a driver’s license or state identification card has existed since 1994. Many older adults may overlook this opportunity due to a belief that their advanced age or health history makes them ineligible to become a donor. In fact, there is no age limit for organ donation, and a determination about the suitability of organs for transplant is made primarily at the time of death.

Karen Kaslow, RN, BSN, is co-chair of the End of Life Committee, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County.

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