Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

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Wisconsin Donor Registry

Having your name included in the Registry means that you have legally authorized the gift of your organs, tissues, and eyes upon your death. This decision can save and improve lives through transplantation, therapy, research, and education. Sign up today!

The need for organ, tissue, and eye donors is great. More than 121,000 people are listed on the national waiting list for organ transplants, and the list grows by 100 new names each day. In Wisconsin, nearly 2,300 people are included on the organ transplant waiting list. Sadly, on average 21 people die each day in this country waiting for a transplant. There is a need for more than one million tissue transplants and 46,000 corneal transplants every year in this country to heal and improve lives.

Please join 3 million Wisconsinites and sign up to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor at

Donor Designation Data

When applicants for a Wisconsin driver's license or state identification card visit a Department of Transportation Service Center, they are asked if they wish to register to be organ, tissue, and eye donors. The Department of Health Services accesses registrations, in aggregate, to maintain the Donor Designation Query System. This system provides statewide and regional data on donor designation for public education and awareness efforts.

Wisconsin map, showing county donor intent rates (PDF,  331 KB)

Forms for Organ, Tissue, and Eye Recovery Organizations

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