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Organ and tissue donor registration

Register as an organ and tissue donor without waiting in line

Organ and tissue donor registration

Register as an organ and tissue donor without waiting in line

About the Donor Registry

The Donor Registry is a database that the local organ procurement organization will reference to see if an individual decided about being a donor. For individuals age 18 and over, being included in the Donor Registry is legal authorization for organ and tissue donation. Remember to discuss your decision with your family.

Register as an organ and tissue donor to help save lives
There is a critical shortage of organs available for transplant—and 20 people die each day because not enough people donate. To help save and heal lives, all Connecticut residents are encouraged to join the Donor Registry. 

Signing up is simple—and anyone can register regardless of age, health or medical condition. Your decision to be a donor does not impact the quality of health care you receive if you are sick or injured. As a donor, you can help more than 75 people.

Save someone like Andrew

In 2012, Andrew caught a virus that led to heart problems and, ultimately, to end-stage heart failure. He was admitted to the hospital and placed on the heart transplant waiting list. After four months of living in the hospital intensive care unit, Andrew’s condition worsened despite excellent care. He was implanted with a temporary heart pump that would take over the function of his failing heart to help him live long enough until transplant. 

On September 21, 2016, Andrew received the gift of life—a new heart. Since then, Andrew has been on a mission to continue helping others learn the importance of joining the Donor Registry. 

Estimated time to update your Donor Registry status online: 7 minutes

Get started
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  • Online
  • In person
  • By mail

Online

Who’s eligible

Anyone holding a Connecticut driver's license, non-driver ID, or learner's permit can update their Donor Registry status online.


How to

Step 1: Gather what you’ll need


  • Your first and last name exactly as it appears on your current driver's license, non-driver ID, or learner's permit
  • Your date of birth
  • Your street address
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Your Social Security Number

Note: There isn’t a fee to register.

Step 2: Update Donor Registry status online

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Step 3: No new license/ID will be mailed


Your Donor Registry choice will be reflected on your DMV record, however no new driver's license, non-driver ID, or learner's permit will be mailed to you. If you wish to have your current Donor Registry status reflected on your credential, you can choose to apply for a duplicate driver’s license, non-driver ID, or learner’s permit.

In person

Who’s eligible

Anyone with an appointment to obtain or renew a driver's license, non-driver ID card or learner's permit at any DMV service location.


How to

Make an appointment at a DMV service location. See the list of DMV service locations.


Note: There isn’t a fee to register.


Make an appointment

By mail

Who’s eligible

Anyone who holds a Connecticut driver's license, non-driver ID, or learner's permit.


How to
To register by mail: You can change your Donor Registry status by completing DMV's Change of Address form.


Mail completed form to:

DMV Change of Address Unit

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT 06161-1015

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