Is there an age limit to be an organ donor?

There is no upper or lower age limit to be an organ donor. There is a need for organ donation in all ages.

The oldest donor in Norway was 89 years old. For heart and lung transplants there is a practical upper age limit for donation of 50-60 years. For other organs, e.g. the kidneys or liver – there is no age limit as long as the organs themselves are healthy. If you have said yes to donation and given your consent then healthcare personnel will confirm if organ donation is possible when the situation applies.

If you are under 16 years of age, then your parents/guardians details must be given as your next-of-kin on your donor card.