Organ Donation

As an organ donor, you have the power to save or dramatically improve someone’s life. Currently, there are more than 115,000 men, women, and children waiting for organ transplants in the United States.

Becoming an organ donor is easy. You can register:

  • Online with Donate Life
  • Through the mail via your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • When you obtain or renew your driver's license at the DMV or an American Automobile Association office.

By becoming an organ donor, you can make a gift of your kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, and intestinal organs.

Living Donors

If you’re interested in becoming a living donor:

  • Check with family and friends to see if they know of anyone who needs an organ transplant.
  • Contact the nearest transplant center, usually the closest teaching hospital. UT Southwestern Medical Center is a teaching facility.
  • Sign up with a living-donor registry.

As a living donor, you can donate a kidney, or a portion of your liver, lung, intestine, or pancreas.