Becoming an Organ Donor Now Easier Than Ever
Donate Life TexasDonate Life Texas (DLT), a Texas nonprofit corporation, has been created with the support of the state’s three organ procurement organizations (OPOs): LifeGift Organ Donation Center, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, and Southwest Transplant Alliance. DLT is now responsible for managing the state’s organ, tissue, and eye donor registry – the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry – in an effort to increase the number of Texans who commit to donation. Individuals who wish to be an organ/tissue donor no longer need to fill out a donor card or have a sticker affixed to their license – they can simply register online at www.donatelifetexas.org
. An official registration not only allows Texans to rest assured that their decision to donate will be honored, but also that family members will not be burdened with these decisions at an already difficult time. Registration equals authorization for donation, so a registered donor does not require family consent. This makes the donation process easier and less stressful for families as well as for OPO and hospital personnel. Registering to be an organ donor is easy and takes less than a minute. Just go to www.donatelifetexas.org
, or sign up next time you renew your driver license or license plates. Once registered, you’re one step closer to saving someone’s life and giving your family peace of mind. If you have questions, contact one of the state’s organ procurement organizations (listed above); visit the Texas Transplantation Society website at www.transplanttexas.org
; or contact Laurie Reece, TTS executive director, at (512) 961-6532 or LReece@transplanttexas.org
Oklahoma's Organ Donor Registry
If you live in Oklahoma, you may sign up to be a donor at LifeShare of Oklahoma's Website
. Or, you can also sign up on the Oklahoma DMV Website.
You can register
online, by mail, or in person at your local OK DMV office.