Organ Donation in Rhode Island
Many people in the United States die each day while waiting for an organ transplant. Currently, thousands of Americans are in dire need of donated organs, and many more wait for donated tissues. The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) works in conjunction with Donate Life New England to register donors and provide valuable information on donations.
Becoming a donor won't cost you or your family anything. Your funeral won't be delayed or altered due to becoming a donor; open-casket funerals are still possible. All major U.S. religions support organ and tissue donation. Donors receive the same level of medical care as non-donors.
You may register to become a donor whenever you apply for or renew your driver's license at any DMV location. Just fill out the donor form (available at the DMV), and carry the Uniform Organ Donor card in your wallet.
You may also register online at the Donate Life New England website.
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Doctors don’t work with the same urgency to save your life if they know you’re an organ donor.