April is National Donate Life Month
April is National Donate Life Month, a time to emphasize the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. Oklahoma now has more than 1.5 million people on the LifeShare Donor Registry, but we need for more Oklahomans to register their donation wishes.
We thank you in advance for helping us to educate Oklahomans about the need for donors, and about how they can register to be a donor.
Phil Van Stavern
Director of Communications
LifeShare of Oklahoma
(20-year kidney recipient)
Do you know a transplant recipient?
To learn how you can be part of the solution, visit http://www.lifeshareoklahoma.org. “This month we challenge everyone to focus on the good that transplantation offers and the need that grows every day in Oklahoma,” says Van Stavern. “Please make a commitment to learn more about donation today. One donor can help fifty or more people through organ, eye and tissue donation. Your commitment today can make all the difference for those in desperate need.”
There are three ways to register your wish to be a donor in Oklahoma:
1. ON YOUR LICENSEOR STATE ID CARD – When you get your driver’s license or state ID card, you will have an opportunity to say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation, and you will have an opportunity to donate a dollar to the Oklahoma Donor Education Fund. If you have registered on your license or state ID card, you do not need to register in any other way.
2. ONLINE– If you have not registered on your driver’s license or state ID card, you can go online anytime and register in just minutes at www.lifeshareregistry.org. After you complete your registration, you will be sent a signature card. When you sign it and return it, your name will officially be added to the registry. Registering online gives you the ability to access your registry page and change the information on it.
3. ON THE PHONE
– If you no longer have a license or state ID card, and you do not have a computer, or access to the Internet, you can call 800-826-LIFE (5433) and request that a donor registration card be sent to you. After you fill out the card and return it, your name and donation wishes will be added to the LifeShare Donor Registry.