One Million Texas Residents Register For Organ Donation

Texas – A million Texans can make lifesaving differences when they die.

The Department of Public Safety on Monday announced 1 million Texans have now signed up for the state's organ and tissue registry, which went online in September 2006.

DPS says the Glenda P. Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry is the state database of individuals who have agreed to donate organs, eyes and tissue for transplants.

DPS, the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Motor Vehicles participate in the registry, which also includes LifeGift, the Southwest Transplant Alliance and the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance.

Residents can enroll online, or sign up at their local DPS office while applying for or renewing a driver's license or identification card.


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