Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is often the place where people are first asked if they want to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Simply by asking those who are receiving or renewing their driver’s license or state identification card if they want to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, BMV employees are providing hope to the thousands of men, women and children waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
The BMV is also responsible for maintaining the Ohio Donor Registry (ODR), which is a secure database that contains the names of registered organ, eye and tissue donors in Ohio. After a death has occurred, the local organ procurement organization can access the ODR to determine if an individual has made a donation decision.
The ODR means an individual’s decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor is an advanced directive and cannot be altered or changed by their next-of-kin. It is important to note that for anyone under the age of 18, a parent or guardian can amend or revoke a donation decision. Lifeline of Ohio encourages all Ohioans to make a decision regarding donation, to register that decision and to share their decision with their family.
Hospitals & Facilities
Lifeline of Ohio works with 97 hospital partners and facilities in Central and Southeast Ohio and West Virginia to support organ, eye and tissue donation. The Lifeline of Ohio Hospital Development department is made up of representatives who assist hospitals with training and education.
Lifeline of Ohio wants to come to your event! Do you have a health fair, community event or special occasion that you would like us to attend?
We are more than happy to participate at your event and set up a table to register new donors, debunk any misconceptions about donation and spread the word about organ, eye and tissue donation. Our dedicated volunteers are always excited and motivated to get out into the community to spread the donation message.