You Have the
Power to Save
8 Lives

More than 113,000 people are currently on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants.

Thousands more need tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility, vitality and sight. Register today to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

One person’s decision to share the gift of life has the power to bring something positive to a tragic situation. It allows someone else to experience the triumph that comes from receiving a second chance at life.

Understanding Donation

Why should you consider registering?

There are thousands of Americans waiting for organs to become available so that they can have a second chance at life. more ››

What if members of your family are opposed to donation?

Talking to your family about your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and educating them about donation and transplantation are important steps to make them feel comfortable with your decision. more ››

Can you still choose to donate if you are younger than 18 years of age?

Yes, at age 15½, you are eligible to receive a Temporary Instruction Permit and join the Ohio Donor Registry. more ››

Can you donate an organ while you are still alive?

Certain kinds of transplants can be done through the generosity of living donors. more ››

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About Donate Life Ohio

Donate Life Ohio is a coalition of the state's organ, eye and tissue recovery agencies dedicated to educating Ohioans about the need for organ, eye and tissue donation and motivating them to join the Ohio Donor Registry.

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More than 75 Lives

One organ, eye and tissue donor has the power to save up to eight lives and heal up to 75 more.

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Donate Life Ohio Resources

Get more information on how you can support donation via speakers, materials, helpful links and more.


It Feels Good to Say Yes to Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Ways to Register

Anyone can say YES to organ, eye and tissue donation. If you haven't already said YES at the BMV, there are three easy ways to register:


Register online. You’ll need a valid Ohio driver license or state identification card.


Say YES at the BMV when you receive or renew your driver license or state identification card. You should also talk to your family about your decision so that they can help to honor it.


Complete and mail a Donor Registry enrollment form.

Change a Life With One Choice

Your decision to register as an organ, tissue and eye donor can be the answer to someone's prayers.

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