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.



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