Organ & Tissue Donation

Organ, Tissue, & Eye Donation & the Organ Donation Registry

 

Did you know that every eleven minutes a new person is added to the National Organ Donor waiting list?  Did you know that eighteen people will die today because they did not receive transplants in time?  There are over 110,000 people on waiting lists for Organ Donations and thousands more wait for an Eye or Tissue Transplant in the U.S. 

 

To learn more about Organ, Tissue, and Eye Donation, or to Register to become a Donor, click on the Donor Dot below.

 Yes I will Donate

   

As of March 29, 2010, when people go to obtain a new driver’s license or identification card, their decision to be an Organ, Tissue, and Eye donor will be entered into the new Wisconsin Donor Registry; this is considered legal authorization for Donation and does not require the consent of any other person (except if you are under 18 years old). The registry is important because often people don’t have their driver’s license with them. Also, it allows specialized Donation professionals to assist your family in carrying out your wishes. As you may not be scheduled to renew your license for some time, you should consider signing up now on the Wisconsin Donor Registry - a secure website maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Also, be sure to let your family know your wishes.

 

Registering only takes a few minutes, but one Donor can save or enhance the lives of more than 50 people. What if you needed an Organ, Tissue or Eye-wouldn’t you want someone to Donate?

 

For further questions, contact Teresa Paulus, RN at 920-232-3000 or 920-727-2894 or e-mail health@co.winnebago.wi.us