April is National Organ Donation Month

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As of Monday, March 29, Wisconsin residents can sign up online to donate their organs on a new registry found at www.YesIWillWisconsin.com. The online registry will make it easier and more efficient for Wisconsin residents to sign up and support donation. Anyone 15.5 years old and older with a driver’s license or state ID can grant legal authorization to donate their organs, tissue and corneas upon their death.

Not only will this site will help get organs to recipients, it provides a lot of valuable information, including answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about organ donation, information for people interested in volunteering for the cause, and a calendar of events.

For decades, people have been able to show their willingness to donate organs with an orange dot on their driver’s licenses. But that system simply expressed the person’s intentions and left the final decision to the family. The new online registry gives legal authorization to donate one’s eyes, tissue or organs, and cannot be overridden if you are at least 18 years old or an emancipated minor.

This resource ties in well with DocuBank , which stores all healthcare directives, including living will, healthcare power of attorney, and organ donor information. Our office includes DocuBank as part of our client service package to ensure that all this important medical information will be available at the hospital when needed, 24/7/365.

The Wisconsin Donor Registry is authorized by s. 157.06(20) Stats., and maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Health Service in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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