Thank you for giving hope to those on the transplant waiting list.

Now that you’ve made the decision to register as an organ donor, here are a couple things to know.

  • Your personal decision to become a registered organ donor is considered legally binding, much like a will.
  • It's important to share your decision with your family. Doing so offers clarity and eases your family's minds during a difficult time.
There is one more step required to get the  donor symbol for your Michigan driver’s license or state ID.

Please log into your account on the Michigan Secretary of State website and indicate that you are joining the Donor Registry. The Secretary of State will mail your donor sticker within 2 weeks.

Photo of a Michigan Driver's License with the red heart "DONOR" symbol enlarged for emphasis

What does joining the Michigan Organ Donor Registry mean?

  • Your information is now in a secure database, only accessed when donation is being considered at the end of life.
  • If a registered donor is younger than 18 when they pass, their parents or guardians will make the final decision about donation.
  • If a potential donor is not registered, the family may be asked to make the donation decision.
  • The organ donation process is not a one-size-fits-all, every situation is different. Learn more about the donation process on our website.
Michigan sample driver's license with red heart donor symbol emphasized, and Check Your Heart logo
Thank you for being open to giving the gift of life.

Please share your decision to donate with your family and friends!

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