Who can be an organ donor?

There are no age limits on who can be an organ donor. Newborns as well as senior citizens have been organ donors. If you are younger than 18, you must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent.

Who cannot be an organ donor?

People with certain medical conditions cannot donate an organ. This includes people with:

  • HIV
  • Actively spreading brain cancer
  • Certain severe, current infections
 

In some cases, if you have another disease or chronic medical condition, you may still be able to donate your organs.

1. Register as a Donor
Click on your state of residence to download the organ donor registeratiion form. Complete and mail back to the address provided. 

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas 
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas 
Kentucky
Louisiana 
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan 
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana 
Nebraska 
Nevada 
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina 
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania 
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah 
Vermont
Virginia 
Washington 
Washington DC
Wisconsin 
Wyoming 
*Puerto Rico

At your convenience you may register online. Visit: http://donatelife.net/register-now/ and register today!

2. Tell Your Family About Your Wishes
Please inform your family doctor, lawyer, and religious leader that you have registered to be a donor.

3. Carry Your Donor Card with You