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Decide to register as an organ donor to save lives in Texas. Registering means you’ll be leaving behind the gift of life to someone who needs a transplant.
What is Organ Donation?
When you register as an organ donor, you agree to allow a highly skilled surgeon to remove organs and/or tissue from your body after you die. Then your organ(s) are transplanted to a person who needs them.
How Your Donation Helps
Transplantation provides hope to thousands of adults and children with organ failure. It gives them a second chance at a healthy life. Lifesaving transplants rely on organ, eye and tissue donors. Every 10 minutes, a man, woman or child is added to the national transplant waiting list.
If you register as an organ donor, you take the burden of decision off your family and loved ones when you die. They will know your wishes.
Who Can Be a Donor?
You or anyone else in Texas can register to be an organ donor, regardless of your age, gender, ethnic background or current health status.
Organ Donation Facts
- All major religions support donation.
- Donation does not prevent an open-casket funeral.
- Organ donation is considered only after all efforts to save your life have failed and death is declared.
- The need for organ donors is much greater than the number of people who donate.
- There is no cost to donate.
- One person’s organ, eye, and tissue donation can improve the lives of more than 50 people.
More Organ Donor Information
Visit the U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation website to learn more about organ donation.
Share Your Story
Spread awareness of the need for organ donors by sharing your story with others. Encourage them to become a life‑saving donor.