Organ Donation in South Dakota
It doesn't cost you or your family anything to become an organ donor. Your funeral won't be altered or delayed, and you can still have an open-casket ceremony. Donors receive the same quality of medical care as non-donors. All major religions in the United States support organ and tissue donation.
If you're under 18, you are welcome to become a donor, but you'll need to have a parent or legal guardian sign a parental consent form first.
Be sure to talk with your family about your decision to become an organ donor. Designating yourself as an organ donor on your identification card or driver's license will eliminate any confusion at the time of your death.
You can register online as an organ donor by using the Organ Donor Status Update .
When you're at an exam station applying for or renewing a driver's license or state identification card, simply check off the donor box on the application form to indicate your intention of becoming a donor.
You'll need to sign the application indicating that you have read the donor information provided.
You may register by mail anytime by completing the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Form for South Dakota Driver License/ID Card Holders and mailing it to the address listed on the application.
The state's organ donation program is run by LifeSource, a non-profit organization promoting organ and tissue donation in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin.
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Doctors don’t work with the same urgency to save your life if they know you’re an organ donor.