Take one or all of the steps below to become an organ and tissue donor.
Download a Donor Card that you can sign and carry in your wallet. This document also includes a Family Notification Card that you can give to your next-of-kin so that they understand your wishes.
Send an email message now to your friends and family letting them know that you are an organ and tissue donor, and encourage them to consider becoming donors.
Most states allow residents to register their wishes to be donors through the driver license program. Others have set up special Donor Registries. Link here to learn what is going on in your state:
People in need of organ transplants often have family members and friends who are willing to consider donating. Follow the web links below to learn more about living organ donations.
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. receives a blood transfusion. Every day, about four people receive donated marrow or blood stem cells from anonymous donors to treat cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Follow the links below to learn more.Blood Donation
Sometimes because of age or prior illness, people cannot donate organs or tissues for transplant at the time of death. However, donation of organs and whole body donations are extremely important for medical research and education. Be sure to tell your family about your wish to donate and follow the link below to learn about donating your body for medical education and research in your state.