Registering to be an Organ Donor at the DMV

DMV and Driver License Partner staff are the people on the front lines of service who have helped 165 million people across the country to register their decision to be a deceased organ, eye and tissue donor.

DMV offices across the country offer the donor registration opportunity


90%+ of donor registrations come through the DMV. 

Register today to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

What’s the difference between registering online vs. at the DMV?

There are state donor registries and the National Donate Life Registry. When you register at the DMV, you are registering in your state donor registry.

Your state donor registry can be found by contacting your Donate Life State Team.

Both your state donor registry and the National Donate Life Registry are checked by donation professionals at the time of your death. Your most recent donor registration is honored as the legal document of gift. You can access your National Donate Life Registry registration anytime at

September is National DMV Appreciation Month

National DMV Appreciation Month was created by Donate Life America in 2016 to recognize DMVs and Driver License Partners for their commitment to the Donate Life mission. It is a time for the Donate Life Community to say thank you and show its appreciation of DMV partners across the country through national and local events and outreach.

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DLA DMV Awards

Each year, DLA recognizes the dedication of DMV staff and offices through regional and national awards presented locally and at American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Conferences across the country. Learn more about the DLA DMV Awards.

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DMVs Help Save Lives

Lukas, deceased donor & Nikki, donor mom

Lukas had been only 8 years old when he announced to his family that he wanted to sign up to be an organ donor. And, he did. Not long after he turned 15 ½, Lukas applied for his temporary driver’s license and checked the box to join his state’s organ, eye and tissue donor registry.

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