"Be an Everyday HERO!"
You can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at DonateLifeWisconsin.org or at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you register your decision at the DMV, your driver's license will be reflected with an orange donor dot.
Organ donation can be procured through living donors and deceased donors. Living donation is determined based on extensive medical matching. Deceased donation occurs once the donor has passed. The surgical team removes the organs and tissues from the donor's body in an operating room. Organs are recovered, and then additional authorized tissues such as bone, cornea, and skin.
Fact: Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most major religions.
Fact: Living donation increases the existing organ supply.
Fact: An open-casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors.
Organs and tissue that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, nerve and heart valves.
Share your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor with family and friends. Make sure they know your wishes and what you want to donate for transplant. You have the power to save up to 8 people's lives!
Your generous gift will help us promote organ, eye and tissue donation in the State of Wisconsin; register organ donors; educate the community about the importance; and save lives, one donor at a time.
Live.Love.Donate. Inc. is a tax exempt charitable organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
Donations are deductible as charitable contributions under sec. 170 of the tax code.