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First-Person Consent Status and Organ Donor Registry Participation

Table C-1 provides information on each state’s first-person (donor) consent laws and the status of its organ donor registry. In addition, Institute of Medicine staff contacted the appropriate officials in some states and asked them to provide the number of individuals in their donor registries.



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Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action C First-Person Consent Status and Organ Donor Registry Participation Table C-1 provides information on each state’s first-person (donor) consent laws and the status of its organ donor registry. In addition, Institute of Medicine staff contacted the appropriate officials in some states and asked them to provide the number of individuals in their donor registries.

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Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action TABLE C-1 First-Person (Donor) Consent Status and Organ Donor Registry Participation State First- Person Consenta Registrya Approximate Number of Individuals Registered (as of December 2005)b Alabama Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (registry.legacyalabama.org)   Alaska Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.alaskadonorregistry.org) ~216,000 Arizona Yes Yes; not affiliated with the DMV (www.azdonorregistry.org) 42,913 Arkansas Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV ~800,000 California Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.donatelifecalifornia.org or www.donevidacalifornia.org)   Colorado Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV and accessed through Statline (coloradodonorregistry.org)   Connecticut Yes Yes 868,215c Delaware Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV   District of Columbia Yes     Florida Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV   Georgia No Yes; affiliated with the DMV   Hawaii Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV   Idaho Yes Legislation recently created a registry, but the bill needs to be revisited   Illinois Yes Yes (www.cyberdriveillinois.com)   Indiana Yes Yes; through the Indiana Donation Alliance Foundation (www.indianadonationalliancefoundation.org)   Iowa Yes Work in progress with DMV (www.iowadonorregistry.org) 42,339 Kansas Yes Yes; affiliated with DMV and housed within the OPO (www.mwtn.org) 233,037 Kentucky Yes April 2006, law passed to create a registry   Louisiana Yes Yes; housed within the OPO   Maine Yes Law passed to create a registry; development is under way   Maryland Yes No   Massachusetts No Law passed to create a registry; development is under way

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Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action State First- Person Consenta Registrya Approximate Number of Individuals Registered (as of December 2005)b Michigan Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV 861,854 Minnesota Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV 1,732,434 Mississippi No No   Missouri Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.Missouriorgandonor.com) 2,014,191 Montana Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.livinglegacyregistry.org) 286,950 Nebraska Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.nedonation.org)   Nevada Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV ~731,000 New Hampshire No No   New Jersey Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.sharenj.org) ~45,000 New Mexico Yes Yes; via driver’s license or valid I.D. 766,262d New York No Yes; affiliated with the DMV and administered by the New York Department of Health (www.health.state.ny.us)   North Carolina Yes   ~3,000,000 North Dakota Yes Yes; affiliated with DMV   Ohio Yes Yes; affiliated with the BMV (www.ohiobmv.com) 3,870,930 Oklahoma Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV; online registry officially launched in April 2004 (www.lifeshareregistry.org)   Oregon Yes No   Pennsylvania Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV   Rhode Island Yes Yes   South Carolina Yes No   South Dakota Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV 284,859 Tennessee Yes Yes; passed in 2001   Texas No Development is under way   Utah Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV; online registry launched in April 2002 (www.yesutah.org)   Vermont No Law passed to create registry; development is under way

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Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action State First- Person Consenta Registrya Approximate Number of Individuals Registered (as of December 2005)b Virginia Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV; online registry officially launched in August 2003 (www.save7lives.org)   Washington Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.livinglegacyregistry.org) 3,017,287 West Virginia Yes     Wisconsin Yes     Wyoming Yes Yes; affiliated with the DMV (www.wyomingdonorregistry.org)   NOTE: DMV = Department of Motor Vehicles; OPO = organ procurement organization; I.D. = identification; BMV = Bureau of Motor Vehicles. aSOURCE: http://www.unos.org/inTheNews/factsheets.asp?fs=6. The information is current as of November 2005. Information on Kentucky legislation updated April 2006. bInstitute of Medicine staff contacted a number of states to inquire about the number of individuals currently registered in the state’s organ donor registry. Not all states were contacted. cAs of September 22, 2005, approximately one-third of registered drivers. dAs of January 2005.