Donating after death
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.
Choosing now to be an organ donor after your death is a good and simple thing. Take these three easy steps:
- Sign up to be a donor on your state registry.
- Indicate “yes” to donation on your driver’s license.
- Tell your family and friends you want to be a donor.
Letting family members know lets them support your wishes and be your advocate.
Dr. Elizabeth Duke, administrator of HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, which oversees the national transplantation program:
``Yes, you can even have a little heart on your driver’s license, and yes you may even have put yourself on a state registry. But you really need to have a conversation with your family.” (11 seconds)
There are over 100,000 people on the national waiting list to receive an organ.
Learn more at hhs.gov.
HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.
Last revised: May 7, 2011