Donation Process



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 will 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 wishes so they can help honor your decision.


Complete and mail a Donor Registry enrollment form.

Multicultural Perspectives

Organ donation is critical to the minority community. Minorities make up about 20 percent of the population, but represent 54 percent of those waiting for organ transplants.

Minorities and African Americans in particular are disproportionately affected by diseases that can often lead to organ failure like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.


Though minorities do donate, it's not enough to meet the urgent need.

Many may be reluctant to register as donors because of:


Religious beliefs


Mistrust of the medical community


Lack of awareness




Fear of premature death

It's important to remember that organs and tissue can be transplanted between races and genders. You can give hope to thousands of men, women and children from all cultures who are waiting for a life-changing organ, cornea or tissue transplant by simply joining the Ohio Donor Registry today.

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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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Donate Life Ohio Resources

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

Change Lives With One Choice

Your decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor can bring hope to many.

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