More than 90% of individuals surveyed across the country stated that they registered their donation decision through their local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
DMV and Driver License Partner staff are the people on the front lines of service who have helped 165 million people across the country to register their decision to be a deceased organ, eye and tissue donor.
DMV offices across the country offer the donor registration opportunity.
of donor registrations come through the DMV.
Register today to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
What’s the difference between registering online vs. at the DMV?
There are state donor registries and the National Donate Life Registry. When you register at the DMV, you are registering in your state donor registry.
Your state donor registry can be found by contacting your Donate Life State Team.
Both your state donor registry and the National Donate Life Registry are checked by donation professionals at the time of your death. Your most recent donor registration is honored as the legal document of gift. You can access your National Donate Life Registry registration anytime at RegisterMe.org.
September is National DMV Appreciation Month
National DMV Appreciation Month was created by Donate Life America in 2016 to recognize DMVs and Driver License Partners for their commitment to the Donate Life mission. It is a time for the Donate Life Community to say thank you and show its appreciation of DMV partners across the country through national and local events and outreach.
Each year, DLA recognizes the dedication of DMV staff and offices through regional and national awards presented locally and at American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Conferences across the country. Learn more about the DLA DMV Awards.
DMVs Help Save Lives
It had been a priority for Brandi to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor when she turned 18 and, as soon as she could, she visited the driver’s license bureau to have the donor designation added to her license. Brandi had made up her mind about donation when she was just six years old, after asking her father, Gilbert, why he had a pink sticker that said “Donor” on his own license.
“When I explained to Brandi that it meant giving my organs to others who were sick and needed them after I died, she smiled and said that she wanted to be a donor, too,” recalled Gilbert. “From that early age, maturing into a beautiful young adult, Brandi let it be known that she was a donor.”
In her passing, Brandi was able to give the gift of life to five organ recipients and their families.