When you apply for a Massachusetts driver's license or ID, you will have the opportunity to become an organ and tissue donor. By registering as an organ and tissue donor with the RMV, you will be entered into the Massachusetts Donor Registry, which is legal consent for donation. However, also share your decision to donate with your family and friends so that they know about your decision to become an organ and tissue donor.
Even if you are currently a registered donor, you still need to check "yes" on question 1 of the Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application in order to remain in the donor registry.
Every day, 17 people in the United States die waiting for organ transplants. Currently, there are over 97,000 total patients waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Thousands more await life enhancing tissue transplants.
For more information on organ and tissue donation:
New England Organ Bank: 1-800-446-6362
LifeChoice Donor Services: 1-800-874-5215
Note: The RMV is required by law to provide certain information identifying organ and tissue donors to federally designated organ procurement organizations and other federally registered non-profit eye and tissue banks serving the Commonwealth.