DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas —
Donate Life Texas is launching a new campaign to encourage Texans to become organ donors.
The Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas non-profit organization was established by the Texas legislature in 2005 and is the state's official proponent for the organ, eye, and tissue donor registry.
“Approximately 10,000 of our fellow Texans are currently awaiting a life-saving transplant,” said Chad G. Carroll, Executive Director of Donate Life Texas. “We are excited to launch this new campaign throughout our state and get more Texans to join our official organ donor registry in 2022 and beyond - all in the name of saving and improving lives.”
Carroll stated that most Texans consider organ donation when their driver's license or ID card are up for renewal. In recent years, Donate Life Texas has partnered with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow Texans to join the registry while applying for or renewing their driver's license, ID card or vehicle registration.
“We want Texans to know the facts about organ donation, make an informed decision about it for themselves, and discuss with their families and loved ones,” he said.
“Texans are known for taking care of each other and there is no more selfless act than becoming an organ, tissue, and eye donor,” said Michelle Ramirez, Community Education Specialist for DLT. “One donor has the potential to save eight lives and improve the lives of 75 more."
Register your decision to become an organ, eye and tissue donor today at DonateLifeTexas.org