You can help give residents of Arkansas waiting for a lifesaving transplant hope by registering your decision to become an Arkansas organ donor.
Mid-America Transplant is a nationally-recognized organ procurement organization (OPO) serving 84 counties, including five counties in northeastern Arkansas. We work with healthcare partners across the region to ensure patients in our community receive lifesaving organ, eye and tissue donations.
Why Should I Become An Organ Donor in Arkansas?
More than 230 people received lifesaving organ transplants in Arkansas last year, more in a single year than ever before. Even as the number of transplants increase, nearly 300 people in Arkansas are waiting to receive a lifesaving organ transplant. For patients and families waiting for a transplant, organ and tissue donation means the difference between life and death. One donor can heal the lives of more than 75 people.
What’s the difference between the Arkansas state and national registries?
There are two separate registries that record your decision to become an organ, eye and tissue donor: the Arkansas Organ Donor Registry and the National Donate Life Registry.
When you register with your local DMV, you are registering your decision with the state registry.
When you register online, you are registering your decision with the national registry.
The National Donate Life Registry was launched in 2015 by Donate Life America to make donor registration easy, secure and mobile-friendly as Donate Life America partnered with organizations like Apple and Walgreens.
You can register in both registries, if you wish to do so. Both registries are checked by donation professionals at the time of your death, and the most recent donor registration is considered the legal documentation of your decision.
95% of Americans support donation, but only 60% are registered. Register your decision to become an Arkansas organ donor now.
What’s the difference between registering at the DMV vs. registering online?
At the time of your death, your most recent donor registration is considered the legal documentation of your decision – whether that is online on the Arkansas Organ Donor Registry, the National Donate Life Registry or at the DMV.
When you register your donation decision at the DMV, the words “ORGAN DONOR” will be printed on the lower right corner. You do not have to renew your donation decision every time you renew your driver’s license. However, you are encouraged to say “yes,” every time you obtain or renew your instruction permit or driver/nondriver license so your information remains current. In addition, your donation decision does not expire if your driver’s license expires or is revoked.
However, your driver’s license may not be available, or easily accessible, at the time of your death. Registering your decision online with the National Donate Life Registry means your decision will travel with you, no matter where you live or move across the country.
On both registries, you can specify your wishes for your body. This relieves your family from making tough decisions on your behalf as they mourn and grieve.
Arkansas Service Area
Mid-America Transplant serves five counties in northeastern Arkansas. Your donation could save the lives of countless patients in your community.
Arkansas Counties We Serve
Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Lawrence
Organ Procurement Organizations Serving Arkansas
Mid-America Transplant serves Arkansas with Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, and Southwest Transplant Alliance.
Whether you join the Arkansas Organ Donor Registry or the National Donate Life Registry, medical professionals from one of these organ procurement organizations will check both registries at the time of your death, and the most recent donor registration is considered the legal documentation of your decision.
Register as an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor
Are you ready to help the 230 people on the transplant waiting list in Arkansas? Register your decision as an organ, eye and tissue donor now!