Becoming a Donor

About the Donation Process

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How to Register Your Decision

Your decision to be an organ and tissue donor gives hope and life to many people. It can save the lives of up to nine people and enhance the lives of hundreds more. We make it simple and easy for people to designate their decisions. The online registration process takes just 30 seconds. It’s an ordinary action that can produce extraordinary results.

a donor hugs a recipient

In Illinois, register your decision to be an organ and tissue donor through the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry, managed by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. In Indiana, register your decision through the Indiana Organ/Tissue Donor Registry, managed by the Indiana Donation Alliance Foundation.

In both cases, your decision is legally binding. That means your wishes to be an organ and tissue donor will be honored. Be sure to share your decision with your loved ones and friends. And encourage them to make the same selfless decision you did.

Follow the links below to give hope and life to others. For Illinois, you will be transferred to the Illinois Secretary of State’s website, LifeGoesOn.com. For Indiana, you will be linked to the Donate Life Indiana website.

Age Matters

In Illinois and Indiana, you must be 18 to register as an organ and tissue donor. If you are 17 or younger, inform family members of your wishes.

Your parents or legal guardian must give permission for donation at the time of your death until you turn 18 and can legally register as a donor.

Stats & Facts

  • Every 10 minutes, a new person joins the national transplant waiting list.
  • An average of 22 people die each day while waiting.
  • Nearly 8,000 people will die nationwide waiting for an organ transplant in 2016.
  • More than 300 people registered for transplants in Illinois will die in 2016 while waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
  • One person can benefit many. A single organ & tissue donor can save the lives of more than 25 people.

Register in Illinois

www.ilsos.gov

Register in Indiana

www.lifegoeson.com

Gift of Hope has teamed up with LifeGoesOn.com to make it easy to become an organ and tissue donor. Visit www.lifegoeson.com to join the registry today.

Join the Registry

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