Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donor Program

Add your name to the Wisconsin Donor Registry!

Graphic: Yes, I will DonateHaving 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.

Forms for organ, tissue and eye recovery organizations


Helpful links for more information

Contact UsGraphic: Donate Life Wisconsin

Martha Mallon
Division of Public Health, Room 218
1 W Wilson Street
Madison, WI  53703

608-266-8925 (FAX)


Last Revised: February 2, 2015