Friday, April 10, 2009

SC drivers respond to new organ donation registry

It's great to see that more and more jurisdictions are implementing on-line donor registries. You can find out where to register where you live by clicking on the links at the end of this post.

The State

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina drivers are responding to a new organ donation registry.

LifePoint Inc., the organ recovery service designated by the federal government for South Carolina, says more than half of drivers getting a license since the registry's December launch have also become donors.

The service says the registry will contain 100,000 people by Friday.

Residents can sign up online or at Department of Motor Vehicles offices.
As of January, more than 775 South Carolinians were on waiting lists for organ transplants.

The United Network for Organ Sharing says that, on average, 45 South Carolinians on waiting lists die every year.

South Carolina Links:
Donate Life South Carolina
The Donate Life Registry


“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network
For other Canadian provinces click here

In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register

In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register

Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants. One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves

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