I would like to sign up on the Ohio Donor Registry now
More than 3,300 Ohioans who need an organ transplant are on the national waiting list. The Ohio Donor Registry is one important step in addressing the critical donor shortage here and across the United States. In December 2000, former Governor Bob Taft signed The Organ Donor Bill (Senate Bill 188). Among the key provisions of that bill were the following:
The Ohio Donor Registry went into effect on July 1, 2002. Joining the registry is simple. Here’s what you can do if you decide to donate LIFE:
The information in the Ohio Donor Registry database is strictly confidential. Access to the registry is limited to licensed and certified organ, eye and tissue recovery agencies only. It will be used only at the time of death to confirm your identity and your wishes regarding organ and tissue donation.
Lifebanc will use the registry as a tool to communicate with your family about your wish to be a donor.
Lifebanc will work with your family to honor your decision to donate life. Let your family know how important it is to you because we will inform them of your decision to be a donor and include them in the donation process. Many donor families have reported that, for them, donation has given some meaning to their loss.
Lifebanc remains committed to supporting donor families and helping them understand the donation process. It is our responsibility to adhere to the legislation and honor the individual’s decision. Our staff has been specially trained in working with a family during a time of loss and grief.