The loss of a child or infant is always tragic, and the option of organ donation is especially hard on parents and families, who are the decision makers in such an event. Pediatric donation is a difficult subject for everyone.
The age, weight and size of the donor are taken into account when matching donors to recipients. That's why very small children most often receive donations from other young people—although older children and adults can often be a match. Sometimes, children can receive donations of partial organs such as part of a liver or lung.
The option of what organs can be donated will be different for every patient, depending on their health and medical history.
Please refer to the NDD
pages for more information on what can be donated.