How To Become an Organ Donor
You can save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor. More than 123,000 people in the United States are waiting for an organ transplant.
A live donation is the ultimate gift. There is an overwhelming satisfaction of giving life to another human being who would otherwise have a very poor quality of life or even die while waiting for a transplant. In 2016, more than 5,900 kidney and liver transplants were made possible by living donors.
For more information on becoming a living kidney or liver donor, please call 866-925-3897.
Don't delay your decision to be an organ donor because of a belief you've never fully explored. Here are answers to some common organ transplant myths and concerns:
Register to be an Organ Donor
- Visit Donate Life New England to register online if you are a resident of a New England state; or visit Donate Life America.
- Express your wish to become a donor when you receive or renew your driver's license at the DMV.
Please remember to share your decision with your family so they understand your wish to be an organ donor.
Become a Volunteer
For more information on how you can help raise organ donation awareness, please contact Yale New Haven Transplantation Center at 203-785-2565 or Donate Life Connecticut at 203-387-1549.