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<p>Individuals interested in donating their body organs upon death can obtain an organ donor card through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Although the donor card is a legal document, a family member can override the donor's decision. The only legal or binding document for organ donation is the "Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care".  This document is given to a trusted individual who will carry out the wishes of the donor and abide by his or her decision.  If neither document exists, it becomes the decision of the next of kin whether the organs will be donated.</p><br>
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<p>Individuals interested in donating their organs, corneas and/or tissue upon death can do so by registering with the Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. An individual’s registration serves as a document of gift as outlined in the California Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. A document of gift ensures a person’s desire to share their life-saving organs and tissue will be honored. That gift, not revoked by the donor before death, is irreversible and does not require the consent of any other person. It also authorizes any examination necessary to ensure the medical acceptability of the anatomical gift.  
   
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<p>To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor in California, an individual can check “YES!” on their driver license or ID application or renewal form with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Individuals can also register online at <a href="http://donatelifecalifornia.org/" target="_blank">www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org</a>.</p>   
  
 
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ORGAN DONATION

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Individuals interested in donating their organs, corneas and/or tissue upon death can do so by registering with the Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. An individual’s registration serves as a document of gift as outlined in the California Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. A document of gift ensures a person’s desire to share their life-saving organs and tissue will be honored. That gift, not revoked by the donor before death, is irreversible and does not require the consent of any other person. It also authorizes any examination necessary to ensure the medical acceptability of the anatomical gift.



To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor in California, an individual can check “YES!” on their driver license or ID application or renewal form with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Individuals can also register online at <a href="http://donatelifecalifornia.org/" target="_blank">www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org</a>.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
4700 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 657-7669


Other resources:


Donate Life California
www.donatelifecalifornia.org


California Transplant Donor Network
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(888) 570-9400


Golden State Donor Services
1760 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 567-1600


Lifesharing
Attn: Linda Ford
3465 Camino del Rio South, Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 521-1983


OneLegacy
Attn: Bryan Stewart
2200 West Third Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 401-0147



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