Beginning in April, Wisconsinites will be able to register online as an organ donor. First Lady Jessica Doyle says it’s an easy way to save a life, by taking just a few minutes to sign up as a new organ donor or to renew your wishes to be on the registry.
State Health Officer Dr. Seth Foldy says it will provide a quick and easy way for doctors to determine if a patient is an organ donor, rather than having to find their driver’s license or wait for family to relate the wish. He says it can save critical time in the race to get a donated organ to the recipient waiting for the transplant.
Renee Von Klopp, the mother of an organ recipient, says those who sign-up are making a difference in someone else’s life. Her 3-year-old daughter Reja received a liver transplant when she was just seven months old.
The registry will supplement the orange dot affixed to your driver’s license from when you sign up at the DMV.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:11)