Help Save Lives
More than 118,000 Americans are waiting for a life-saving transplant today. They are waiting for someone like you to say “yes” to donation. Registering in the Ohio Donor Registry means that upon your death, you agree to donate organs and tissues that could save up to eight lives and heal 50 more.
If you want to know more about to organ donation see our How to Donate page and the Top 10 Facts About Organ and Tissue Donation.
Three Ways to Register
- Register Online (you will need a valid Ohio driver license of state identification card).
- Fill out and mail in an Ohio Donor Registry Enrollment Form
- Say “yes” to organ donation when you visit the Ohio BMV to receive or renew your driver license or state identification card.
Don’t Forget to Tell Your Family!
The Ohio Donor Registry was established by the Ohio State Legislature in July 2002 to ensure that an individual’s wish to be a donor is known and carried out, but talking to your family about your desire to be an organ and tissue donor will make them more comfortable with your decision.
In West Virginia:
Individuals can register their decision to be a donor online or when receiving or renewing their West Virginia driver’s license at the DMV. Placing your name in the West Virginia Donor Registry is a legal declaration of your permission to recover organs and tissue following your death. Persons under 18 years of age can make a declaration of intent to become a donor with the permission of their parent or guardian. After registering your decision, it is also important to share your decision with your family so they can help honor your wishes.
Outside of Ohio or West Virginia:
If you are not an Ohio or West Virginia resident, please visit the Donate Life America website to learn how to register as an organ and tissue donor in your state.