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    Organ Donor in Connecticut

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    Making the Decision to Donate

    With so many Connecticut residents on the waiting list for new organs, the state makes it easy to register as an organ donor. In fact, you may become an organ and tissue donor at any time. Just keep in mind it's a topic you might want to discuss with your family.

    You can declare yourself an organ donor when you obtain or renew your CT driver's license.

    You can also change your organ donor status at any point:

    Facts About Donation

    To understand the facts about donation, Donate Life Connecticut publishes Myths and Misconceptions on its website as a way to explain the process.

    Signing the organ donor card and returning it to the DMV means you have legally agreed to donate your organs and tissues in the event of your death. No other permission is required, unless you are younger than 18. Minors require a parental signature before they are allowed to become organ donors. If you've changed your mind and decided not to be an organ donor, simply notify the DMV and destroy your organ donor card.

    What Gets Donated?

    Organ procurement organizations are organ and tissue clearinghouses that act as conduits to those looking for transplants and replacements. They are interested in the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, and small intestine. They also procure corneas, skin, bone, heart valves, connective tissues, and blood vessels.

    Save a life by becoming an
    Organ Donor in Connecticut

    Make a difference. Register to donate your organs, eyes or tissues.

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    True or False

    Doctors don’t work with the same urgency to save your life if they know you’re an organ donor.

    True False

    False

    Every doctor's first priority is to save your life regardless of your organ donation status.

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