UW Organ and Tissue Donation: Driver Education

Questions, to request a speaker or a supply of wallet cards with Wisconsin's Donor Registry website, email us:

otdvolunteer@uwhealth.org

The Power of Yes

 

Driver's education instructors in Wisconsin are required by law, the Kelly Nachreiner Bill, to provide 30 minutes of organ donation education.

 

Why?

 

This education provides accurate and consistent facts about organ, tissue and eye donation for teens so that they may make an informed decision about registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor on Wisconsin's Donor Registry, DonateLifeWisconsin.org, when they go to the DMV to get their permit or driver's license.

 

Donate Life Wisconsin provides a toolkit to properly educate your students, especially for instructors who choose to teach the organ donation module by yourself.

 

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View the 10-minute video

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An online order form for free DVDs (up to five) is available as an alternative

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The companion "Teen Driver Education Video Workbook" for download to be printed by instructors for your students.

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Cartilla del video educativo para el conductor adolescente (pdf)

 

Additional resources also are available for students through the toolkit, including an Organ and Tissue Donation FAQ (pdf)

 

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Making the heroic decision to register as an organ, tissue and eye donor is a gift to your family that prevents them from having to make the decision on your behalf at a very difficult time.

 

Wisconsinites ages 15½ or older can register their authorization to be an organ, tissue and eye donor on Wisconsin's Donor Registry. Parents of minors can override their child's decision until the age of 18. We encourage all teens to discuss what they learned about organ donation and to share their personal decision to register with their family.

 

Donate Life Wisconsin is very grateful for the DMV customers who donated $2 to organ donation education to fund the cost of this toolkit.