Community Information Database
Donate Life California
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Donate Life California|
|Alternate Name(s):||Organ & Tissue Donor Registry |
Organ and Tissue Donor Registry
|Description:||DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA is the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the organ, eye and tissue donor registry.
DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA represents the four federally designated organ recovery organizations (OPOs) in the state of California, and is charged with educating the community about the need and importance for people to register their donation wishes, along with the following:
Record donation decisions in the donor registry (Donate Life California); a confidential database of donation wishes to be carried out at the time of death.
Provide educational programs to high school students prior to their being asked about their donation wishes when they apply for their first driver license.
Provide outreach programs in diverse communities.
Support the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) by providing staff training and donation registry information.
Provide the public with a direct line to donation professionals who can answer questions.
Work with the media to accurately report donation stories.
Raise funds to support public education programs.
ELIGIBILITY: Californians who are at least 18 years of age can register their authorization to donate specific or all organs and tissues upon their death. Children between the ages of 13 and 17 can join the Donate Life California Registry; however, until the designated donor is 18 years old, the parents or legal guardian will make the final decision about organ and tissue donation at the appropriate time. Due to federal privacy laws prohibiting the collection of personal information for individuals under age 13, the Donate Life California Registry is unable to accept registrations for children 12 and under.
|Mission:||Our mission is to save lives by creating opportunities for all Californians to sign up on the official state organ, eye and tissue donor registry.|
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Not Applicable|
|Public Transportation:||Not Applicable|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Organ Donor Cards/Registries|
|This record last modified January 8, 2017|