Organ Donor Program
If you would like to become an Organ Donor, you will be required to fill-out and sign an Organ Donor Card. The card must be fill-out and signed in the presence of two witnesses. The witnesses will also be required to sign the legal document.
Please discuss your wishes with your family.
The Donate Life Georgia Organ, Tissue. and Eye Donor Registry
Created in 2008 to provide Georgians an easy and user-friendly means of joining the state’s donor registry.
Georgians can join in several ways:
Through the web when renewing your driver's license online
When obtaining/renewing your license in-person at a Customer Service Center
By calling Donate Life Georgia at 1-866-57-SHARE (1-866-577-4273) and request a registry form
Note: You are encouraged to join the registry even if you already have “organ donor” listed on your driver's license. This ensures your previous designation is documented.
Visit Donate Life Georgia website.
ORGAN DONOR FACTS:
Medical professionals do EVERYTHING they can to save your life. If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the doctors who work to save your life are not the same doctors involved with organ donation. It is only after every attempt has been made to save your life that donation will be considered.
There is no special consideration due to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, occupation, social status, or financial status when determining who gives or receives an organ transplant.
An open casket funeral is possible for organ, tissue, and eye donors. The donor is treated with respect and dignity throughout the process.
There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ, tissue, and eye donation.
Everyone, regardless of their age or medical condition, is urged to join the Georgia’s organ, tissue, and eye donor registry. At the time of death, medical professionals will determine a person's eligibility to become an organ, tissue, and eye donor.
The identity of all parties are kept confidential. The donor's family and the transplant recipient may receive such information as age, sex, and state of residence. Individually, the recipient may be told the circumstances of death, and the donor's family may be informed of the transplants performed. The donor’s family may also receive feedback on how the recipient’s health status has improved. The donation agencies facilitate correspondence and meetings initiated by either the donor family or recipient.
Agreeing to donation for research when registering as a donor does not include whole body/anatomical donation.
NOTE: Georgia no longer offers an organ donor discount.