Your work at the DMV is critical to our mission. Why? Because according to Donate Life America, 98 percent of registered donors join the donor registry through their local driver’s license office. At Midwest Transplant Network, we value our partnerships with DMVs and work closely with the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Revenue to jointly increase the number of registered donors in each state.
When individuals say “yes” to the state donor registry at the DMV, they may receive a donor symbol on their license or ID cards (in Missouri, registrants may opt out of the symbol). They will have their names placed in a confidential database that will be accessed only when the time comes to donate. The organ and tissue donor registries of both Missouri and Kansas are First Person Authorization, which means any individual can join the registry, and no one can overturn that decision if the registered donor is age 18 or older.
To view the donor designation rate by state, please visit:
- Kansas Donor Designation Dashboard, April 2017
- Missouri Donor Designation Dashboard, July 2017
- Missouri Donor Designation Share FY 2017