Add your name to the Wisconsin Donor Registry!
Having 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 today!
The need for organ, tissue, and eye donors is great. More than 123,000 people are listed on the national waiting list for organ transplants, and the list grows by 100 new names each day. In Wisconsin, over 2,300 people are included on the organ transplant waiting list. Sadly, on average 21 people die each day in this country waiting for a transplant. There is a need for more than one million tissue transplants and 46,000 corneal transplants every year in this country to heal and improve lives.
You can now contribute $2 to help save and improve lives when renewing your driver’s license. Your contribution will help Donate Life Wisconsin (DLW) to support donation education and services. DLW—an affiliate of Donate Life America—is a collaborative of organizations and individuals working to save and improve lives through organ, tissue and eye donation.
Again, please join 3 million Wisconsinites by signing up to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor at DonorRegistry.Wisconsin.gov.
Donor designation data
When applicants for a Wisconsin driver's license or state identification card visit a Department of Transportation Service Center, they are asked if they wish to register to be organ, tissue, and eye donors. The Department of Health Services accesses registrations, in aggregate, to maintain the Donor Designation Query System. This system provides statewide and regional data on donor designation for public education and awareness efforts.
Wisconsin map, showing county donor intent rates (PDF, 331 KB)
Forms for organ, tissue and eye recovery organizations
Wisconsin Document of Anatomical Gift Authorization for Organ and Tissue Donation Forms
Wisconsin Organ Recovery Assessment Form F-43023 (PDF, 143 KB)
Wisconsin Tissue Recovery Assessment Form F-43024 (PDF, 113 KB)
Helpful links for more information
- Calendar of Donation Events
- Donate Life Wisconsin
Done Vida - Informaciónen español sobre la donación de órganos (information in Spanish about donating organs and tissue)
- UW Organ and Tissue Donation - The federally designated Organ Procurement Organization serving 59 counties in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Donor Network - Federally-designated Organ Procurement Organization serving 10 counties in Southeastern Wisconsin.
- US Department of Health and Human Services - Organ donation site.
- Gift of a Lifetime: Organ and Tissue Transplantation in America - An in-depth web documentary of the miracle of organ and tissue transplantation.
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1 W Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703