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Can teenagers register to be organ donors?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education
In the United States, some states allow teenagers (age 15, 16, 17) to register to be organ and tissue donors. If a registered teenager dies, their parent is still approached for consent, but the parent is informed that their child's wish was to be a donor. Often, parents honor their child's wish and give consent; however, they have the right to refuse consent.

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