Are you a registered organ donor? Becoming an organ donor can seem like a big decision, but regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or financial status- you can help!
Most people think of donating organs only after they’re deceased, but did you know that there is also living donation?
Living donation is a very effective way of shortening the waiting list, and giving someone the gift of life. As a living donor, you can donate a kidney, lobe of your lung, or even part of your liver or pancreas.
Depending on where you live, there are different ways that you can register to become an organ donor.
You may have been asked at the local DMV if you’d like to be an organ donor for your state (it is even printed on your license).
You can even register to become a donor online! Start by visiting the Register to Become a Donor link on our website or by visiting www.donatelife.net. It’s quick, easy, and convenient- not to mention lifesaving!
If you would like more information about becoming a donor in your state, consider visiting www.organdonor.gov. Along with information about becoming a donor, this site provides a guide to help you register based on the state you live in.
All of these sites and organizations have information about living and deceased donation, answers to frequently asked questions, and a page to lead you in the right direction when it comes to wanting to register to donate.
With numerous options out there, it’s now up to you to figure out how you’re going to register. It’s an important decision, but it is also a lifesaving one.
Whether it’s the next time you renew your driver’s license, see a compelling transplant story in the news, or are even affected personally by a transplant or organ donation issue, remember that it’s never too late to register to become an organ donor!