Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donor Program
Please help us save lives by joining the Wisconsin Donor
your name included in the Registry means that you have authorized the gift
of your organs, tissues, and eyes upon your death. Registering indicates
legal consent for donation. This decision can save and improve lives through
transplantation, therapy, research and education. Sign up
The need for organ, tissue, and eye donors is great.
More than 120,000 people are listed on the national waiting list for organ
transplants, and the list grows by 100 new names each day. In
Wisconsin, over 2,200 people are included on the organ transplant
waiting list. Sadly, 18 people die each day in this country because of
a shortage of organ donations.
This DHS program works with other state and federal
agencies, organ and tissue procurement organizations, and related groups to
inform the public about the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Together, this partnership works on events and initiatives designed to
increase public awareness and understanding of donation and ultimately allow
more people to receive the gift of life.
2ForLife: New Option to Save and Improve Lives
Beginning December 2, 2013, you can contribute $2 to help save and
improve lives when renewing your driver’s license. Your contribution will help
Donate Life Wisconsin (DLW) to support organ, tissue and eye donation
education and services.
- Over 120,000 people nationally (over 2,200 here in Wisconsin) are
waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
- The need is growing; for every transplant done this year, two more
people will be added to the wait list.
- Every year, there is need for more than one million tissue
transplants and 46,000 corneal transplants to improve lives across the
- DLW—an affiliate of Donate Life America—is a collaborative of
organizations and individuals working to solve this crisis in Wisconsin.
Join more than 2 million Wisconsinites by signing up to be an organ,
tissue and eye donor at
View data regarding statewide donor
When applicants for a Wisconsin driver's license or state identification
card visit a Department of Transportation Service
Center (exit DHS), they are
asked if they wish to register to be organ and tissue donors.
The Department of Health Services accesses registrations, in aggregate, to maintain the
Designation Query System. This system provides statewide
and regional data on donor designation for public education and awareness
Forms for organ, tissue and eye
Capital City 5K Run/Walk for Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation
The Capital City 5K is presented by the National Kidney Foundation of
Wisconsin and Donate Life Wisconsin to promote awareness of organ donation
Wisconsin’s online Donor Registry.
Helpful links for more information
All external hyperlinks are provided for your
information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of
Health Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the
accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.
Division of Public Health, Room 218
1 W Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703
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March 07, 2014