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Organ and Tissue Donation

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Updated: November 27, 2006

Sign up with your State's Organ Donor and Tissue Registry

Organ, Eye and Tissue donations are shared at the national level; however the laws that govern organ donations vary from state to state. In order to ensure your decision to be an organ donor will be carried out you need to:

1. Sign up with your State's donor registry (if there is one.)

2. Say "Yes" to donation on your driver's license or print, sign and carry a donor's card.

3. Make sure you are familiar with the laws governing donations in your state.

The Donate Life America Website provides a State-by-State Guide for visitors to find out how to become an organ and tissue donor in their state as well as the steps to follow to ensure that a decision to become an organ donor is carried out. Available at: http://donatelife.net/ and http://www.shareyourlife.org/

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