4 Reasons to Become an Organ, Eye & Tissue Donor in Wyoming
Do you have two little red hearts on your driver's license?
The hearts mean that you have chosen to become an organ, eye and tissue donor and have the potential to save someone else's life.
By becoming an organ donor you can help save someone's life. In Wyoming, there are more than 200 people on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant.
People suffering from disease, trauma or injury could benefit from your donation after you are gone.
Do you know anyone who has had an organ transplant? Many people have been given a second chance because someone became a donor. If you were blinded by an accident or had an organ fail due to disease or injury wouldn't you be thankful that someone has made a donation to save your life?
When you go to renew your driver's license you can check the box to become an organ, eye or tissue donor and those little red hearts will appear on your license. According to Donate Life Wyoming, more than two-thirds of Wyomingites have registered. You can also get signed up online at their website.
Your donation can make a big difference in someone else's life. To a blind person, it could be the gift of sight, or for someone needing a kidney, it could be the difference between life and death.
A single donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and tissue donation can save or heal more than 100 lives according to Donate Life Wyoming. On average, 400 lives are saved each year thanks to organ donors from Wyoming and Colorado.