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    Organ Donation in Vermont

    Donate Life Vermont is a non-profit organization that promotes organ donation by raising awareness and facilitating organ donor registration.

    Organ donation can improve thousands of lives. As part of its educational efforts to encourage potential organ donors to commit to donating, Donate Life Vermont has compiled a variety of statistics regarding organ donation such as:

    • 80% to 90% of organ transplants are successful.
    • An organ donor can aid up to 50 people.
    • 18 people die every day due to not receiving the organ they need.

    Register as an Organ Donor

    NOTE: Once you complete your organ donor registration, you should inform your family of your decision to be an organ donor. Make sure they know your intentions, so that they aren't left with a difficult decision to make during their time of loss.

    Registering to become a donor takes less than 2 minutes in Vermont. There is NO age limit, but children less than 18 years old need parental consent.

    You may register in person at the VA DMVor online at the Donate Life website.

    There are NO FEES to become an organ donor in Vermont.

    Register In Person

    You may register to be an organ donor in person at the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    To proceed, visit your local VT DMV office and indicate your desire to be an organ donor when you:

    While you can indicate your desire to be an organ donor, this online form is NOT binding after your death. See “Register Online” below for more information.

    Register Online

    NOTE: You will need a Social Security number to register online.

    The easiest way to make your intent official is by registering with Donate Life. To register online as an organ donor, please visit the Donate Life website.

    Once complete and submit online form, you are on the official list to be an organ donor.

    Update/Change Your Organ Donation Status

    You can update or change your organ donor profile online by filling out the online organ registration form at the Donate Life website with your accurate information.

    Online is the official method of changing your information.

    How You Can Help With Organ Donation

    You can also assist with organ donation by:

    • Volunteering at organ donation events.
    • Being a living donor through the donation of your skin tissue and/or liver.
    • Encouraging your friends and family to register as an organ donor!

    Organ Donation Myths

    There are certain organ donation myths that are completely untrue, such as:

    • You can only donate organs after you die: Actually, you can donate certain organs and tissues, such as kidneys, liver tissue, and skin, when you are alive and healthy.
    • Hospitals sell your organs for profit: The truth is hospitals are forbidden from selling organs for profit, and are legally required to give them to those who are at the top of the waiting list.
    • You need to be a relative in order to donate a kidney: While this used to be true, it is not accurate anymore. You can donate a kidney to a stranger as long as you pass the matching tests.

    For more information, please visit our page about Organ Donation Myths.

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