If I’m COVID-19 Positive Do I Qualify for Body or Brain Donation?
COVID-19 does not disqualify a prospective donor from the body or brain donation.
When the pandemic was in its infancy, doctors believed that active COVID-19 made individuals ineligible for body or brain donation.
However, over time, researchers discovered that if a deceased individual’s body is cared for in a specific manner, COVID-19 will quickly die so that the applicable body is no longer dangerous to handle.
As a result, COVID-19 does not currently disqualify anyone from body or brain donation.