Become an Organ Donor
How to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor
There are a number of ways to register to be a donor:
- You can register on-line by going to www.DonateLifeFlorida.org. This only takes a few minutes.
- You can also register to be a donor through the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you live in a county where driver’s licenses and state ID’s are issued by the Tax Collector, it is also possible to register when you visit a local office.
- If you would like to fill out a paper registration, please call 1-800-232-2892 and one will be mailed to you.
In the state of Florida, when someone documents his/her wish to be a donor, it is legally binding (similar to a living will) and it is not required to obtain consent from the legal Next of Kin/Healthcare surrogate (http://law.onecle.com/florida/civil-rights/765.512.html). Only the person who has designated his/her wish to be a donor can revoke the decision and/or make any changes to the designation. A family member, guardian, representative ad litem, or health care surrogate may not modify, deny, or prevent a donor’s wish or intent to make an anatomical gift after the donor’s death.
We encourage you to share your decision to be a donor with your loved ones.
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency will provide guidance, support and additional information throughout the donation process to all donor families irrespective of their loved ones’ donor designation status.
You can also consider being a living kidney donor. Living donation takes place when a living person donates an organ or part of an organ to someone in need of a transplant. The donor is most often a close family member, such as a parent, child, brother or sister. A donor can also be a more distant family member, spouse, friend or co-worker. Non-directed donors – those who donate anonymously and do not know their recipients – are also becoming more common. For more information please contact the Organ Donor Awareness Foundation