How to Register
Organ, eye, and tissue donor
Anyone can make the decision to be a donor after life by registering at the DMV or on this website. Donate Life America manages the National Donor Registry. When you register, your decision is legally binding, relieving your family of the burden of making this decision for you at the time of your death. If someone is not on the registry, family members may also authorize donation when a loved one dies.
Your online registration is more detailed than your DMV records
It’s fast, simple, and personalized. When you register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor online, you are making a legally binding authorization that adds your name to the Donate Life America list of registered donors. Additionally, you can be more specific about your preferences than you can at the DMV. You can choose which organs or tissues you want to donate. Plus, you can update your online registration at any time online.
Registration through the DMV
When you say “yes” to donation at the DMV, the red heart on your license shows that you have made the lifesaving decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. This is a legally binding authorization that adds your name to the North Carolina list of registered donors.
Register on IOS
You can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor on your iPhone! When you sign up in the Health app, your name is automatically added to the National Donate Life Registry which is managed by Donate Life America.
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Your decision today could save or change the lives of so many people
Every 10 minutes another person is added to the national waiting list
17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant
1 donor can heal up to 75 lives through eye & tissue donation
More than 100,000 women, children, and men in the US are waiting for lifesaving transplants
More than 3,000 North Carolinians are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant