• A deceased donor can give organs including the: lungs, heart, pancreas, small intestine, kidneys, and liver.
• A deceased donor can also give tissues including: eyes, ligaments, tendons, bones, heart valves, and skin.
• A living donor can give a kidney, or a portion of the liver, lung, intestine, or pancreas.
• In Texas, you may register as a donor at www.donatelifetexas.org, at your local Department of Public Safety (DPS) office when you apply for or renew your driver's license or identification card, or through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when you renew your vehicle's registration.
• The registration process takes less than 5 minutes and there is no age requirement to register.
• Fill out the information on the Donate Life Texas Registration Page and click the "Save" button. Review your information. Once you click the "Complete Registration" button, you will be an authorized donor.
• This online registration constitutes a legal document under Texas law and remains binding after the donor's death. While it is not necessary to inform your family members about the decision to donate, it is encouraged. Your registration cannot be overturned by your family since it is legally-binding.
• If you are from another state, the Donate Life America Register Now Page locates the registry information for your state. If you are moving, make sure to register in your new state as well.
Donate Life Texas Inc., a nonprofit organization, maintains and operates the donor registry. Only professionals from the state's organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and tissue and eye banks can access the information in the database.
April is Donor Awareness Month. If you are interested in learning ways you can participate in spreading awareness visit the following links.