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Donate Life Texas 

What is the Registry?
The Donate Life Texas Registry is a database of individuals who have officially provided authorization to donate organs, tissues or eyes upon their deaths.  You may register as a donor on this website, at your local Department of Public Safety (DPS) office when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or identification card orthrough the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when you renew your vehicle’s registration.

Who Can Register?
Anyone can register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

History of the Registry
In 2005, Texas lawmakers called for the creation of a state registry for people to record their authorization to make an anatomical gift when they die.  State Representative, Glenda Dawson, a kidney transplant recipient, led the effort to create the registry.  In 2007, the Texas legislature changed the official name of the registry to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry in memory of the Representative’s contributions to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in Texas. The program is funded by a $1 voluntary contribution that Texans can make when applying for or renewing a driver’s license or identification card at the DPS or when registering a vehicle at the DMV.

Who Operates the Registry?
Donate Life Texas Inc., a nonprofit organization, maintains and operates the donor registry. Only professionals from the states’ organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and tissue and eye banks can access the information in the database. Registry Questions If you have questions about the registry, please contact the Texas Organ Procurement Organization in your area.