Each April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM). During this month the NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. You may ask “Why be a Donor?” Currently, nearly 124, 000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States. Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person. Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives.
You may be wondering how to become a donor. To add your name to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry visit https://services.sos.state.mi.us/OrganDonor/Pages/Registry.aspx. Besides signing up online, you can add your name to the Organ Donor Registry when you:
- Renew or replace your standard driver's license or state ID card online at ExpressSOS.com.
- Visit a Secretary of State office and simply let the clerk know you want your name added to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
- Renew your state ID card by mail by checking the organ donor box and your name will be placed on the donor registry.
We hope you consider adding yourself to registry, as you could help save a life!