by Melissa Gilbo, CISR on Jan 5, 2016
Did you know that the number of donors willing to make organ donations are not growing as quickly as the number of people who need them. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 22 people in the United States die each day while waiting for organ and tissue transplants. The number of patients in the U.S. waiting for transplants is currently over 122,000 people. Even more are waiting for much-needed tissue transplants. Unfortunately, thousands die every year waiting for a donor organ that never comes. You have the power to change that. The most important thing to do is to sign up as an organ and tissue donor in your state's donor registry.
Sign up today and give someone the gift of life upon your death. You could potentially make a difference in the lives of many people. Being an organ donor means when you die, you agree to give any useable organs and tissues that could be donated to help another living human. Please know that one (1) donor can save or enhance the lives of as many as 50 people!
Registering as an Organ Donor in Massachusetts - You can register to become an organ donor in MA either online or in person at your local RMV office.
You may also register via the Massachusetts RMV Organ & Tissue Donor Enrollment website. (This is so easy to do and literally takes only a few seconds)
You can also register online via the Donate Life New England website.
In Person -
When you apply for a permit or driver's license from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), you can request to become an organ or tissue donor. Simply indicate on the Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application (Form T21042).
If you do not live in Massachusetts and wish to sign up to be an organ and tissue donor click here to visit the State Organ and Tissue Donor Registries.
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