Registry Update: Yes, I Will
More than 16,000 Wisconsin residents have used the new online registry to become potential organ, tissue and eye donors.
The registry, launched by the State Department of Health Services, helps decrease the number of individuals waiting for a transplant in Wisconsin.
Currently, there are more than 1,500 people in Wisconsin on waiting lists for a transplant.
- Individuals with an orange donor dot on their license or state ID can sign up. Register online at the Donate Life Wisconsin/Donor Registry or at the Department of Transportation/Division of Motor Vehicles when you renew your license or ID. Anyone older than age 15½ can register.
- The registry is convenient and takes only a few minutes to complete.
- The registry is confidential, protected and private, and you may add or remove your name from the registry at any time.
- The registry ensures your decision to be a donor is honored. Adding your name to the registry makes a legal record of anatomical gift and authorizes donation.
Individuals who have received an orange sticker from the DMV in the past still need to register. In the future, individuals who apply for and renew licenses will automatically be added into the registry database if they agree to become organ donors.
The online registry has been open since March 29, 2010, so spread the good news and encourage your family, friends and co-workers to register as a donor today!