Texas organ, tissue donor program tops 8 million registrants

KTXS | Department of Public Safety

In 2015 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) logged more than one million new donor registrants to the Donate Life Texas Registry, boosting the total registry to more than eight million potential organ donors.

The registry is the state database of individuals who have officially given consent for their organs and tissue to be donated to benefit individuals awaiting transplants.

“With the simple act of choosing to register as a potential donor, one person can significantly impact or even save the life of many others,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.

“DPS is proud to have provided millions of generous Texans with a convenient way to join the Donate Life Registry during driver license transactions, and we look forward to the continued growth of the registry.” Continue reading