8 Million Texans Say "Yes" to Donation
In 2013, the leadership of the three Texas organ procurement organizations sat down and came up with a lofty goal: Register 8 million Texans as organ, eye and tissue donors by the beginning of 2016. At the time, the registry stood only at 4 million, so the bar was set high.
Early in December, the 8 millionth donor said “YES” to donation and the goal was realized. This growth is thanks to the steadfast support of passionate volunteers, health care professionals and donation advocates who know the lifesaving difference donor registration makes. Among these advocates are more than 2,000 employees of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division, who make joining the registry easy and convenient when applying for a Texas driver’s license.
Congratulations to the donation and transplantation community in Texas for offering more hope to more people awaiting precious, lifesaving gifts!