Make a difference

You have the power to make a difference in someone else’s life. One decision can leave a legacy for generations to come and impact many you may never meet.

It takes less than two minutes to register to save and heal lives. Registering in the Ohio Donor Registry means that upon your death, you agree to become an organ, eye and tissue donor to potentially save eight lives through organ donation and heal more than 75 through tissue donation.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Encourages Ohioans to Register

Donor parents Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine share this very special message encouraging all Ohioans to register their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Their daughter Becky was a tissue and cornea donor who healed many through her gifts of donation.

To register 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, corneas 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, it is important to share your decision with your family.

Outside of Ohio or West Virginia

If you are not an Ohio or West Virginia resident, please visit:

Hear their stories

The stories behind the faces of donation and transplantation are real and compelling. Take some time to read the stories of lives lost, lives saved and legacies that live on. The power of donation can be felt for generations.