Nearly All Organ & Tissue Registrations Come Through CO Driver License Offices
The Westminster Driver License Office exemplifies a passion to promote the power of registering as an organ and tissue donor. Several of its employees have been touched by donation with friends or family receiving the gift of life through transplants. Their personal experience helped Westminster employees understand the importance of inspiring DMV customers to check the box. Saying “yes” gave their loved ones a second chance at life to experience weddings, graduations, and to meet their grandchildren.
“Donor Alliance is incredibly grateful to our DMV partners. They play a significant role in the donation process, providing hope to the nearly 1,500 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in our region,” said Jennifer Prinz, President, and CEO of Donor Alliance. “Each time a driver license customer is asked the question, it’s an opportunity for another life to be saved and healed.”
Transplants rely on the generosity of organ and tissue donors, and it starts with saying “yes” at the DMV. One person can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save and heal up to 75 lives through tissue donation.
“Each member of our driver license team understands the profound importance of this question,” said Electra Bustle, DMV Senior Director. “At the core of our DMV mission lies a commitment to public safety and life preservation and our driver license team exemplifies that passion to help others every day. We deeply appreciate the impactful collaboration with Donor Alliance, which contributes to saving and healing thousands of lives annually.”
Last year, 278 donors in the region saved more than 700 lives through organ donation and nearly 2,000 tissue donors were able to save and heal more than 143,000 people. Not only can people register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor when getting a driver license or state ID, they can also register anytime at DonateLifeColorado.org.
About Donor Alliance
Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Colorado and most of Wyoming. As a federally designated organ procurement organization – one of 56 in the U.S. – Donor Alliance serves more than 6.3 million residents and more than 100 hospitals. Donor Alliance walks alongside the family during the organ recovery process and ensures their loved one’s gifts are safely received at transplant centers in a timely manner. In addition, the organization maintains partnerships with hospitals and manages the donor registries in the region, Donate Life Colorado and Donate Life Wyoming, which are symbols of the cause. Through Donate Life, Donor Alliance educates residents on the life-saving benefits of donation, inspiring them to register. For more information, please visit DonorAlliance.org.
About Colorado Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles
The DMV is committed to providing services for all Coloradans where they are needed most, whether it’s in-office, online or on the go. Visit DMV.Colorado.gov/Anywhere to find out how you can DMV anywhere. Yes, anywhere.
Heather Burke, Donor Alliance