missvicki, I'm not sure about organ donation. I can't seem to find a straight answer. What I've read pretty much says that the doctors will make the decision of what organs can be donated depending on their condition at the time of death. I guess that means that even those with chronic illnesses might be considered for some organ donation. I hope so because I strongly believe in organ donation and I know there is quite a shortage compared to demand. Maybe someone else knows for sure.