You have the option of becoming an Organ Donor and having this listed on your driver license or ID card. You may become a donor or remove the designation when the license is first issued, upon renewal or upon a change of address.
If you do not have a license or ID, you may register online to become a donor or complete the form. This is not necessary if you register through the DMV.
See the following resources for more information:
Organ Procurement Organizations
(Carson City/Washoe County):
|Donor Network West||(775) 825-7700|
|Eastern Nevada:||Intermountain Donor Services||(801) 521-1755|
|Southern Nevada:||Nevada Donor Network||(702) 796-9600|
When you agree to become an organ donor, the DMV will ask whether you wish to donate $1 or more to the state Gift of Life Education Fund (Anatomical Gift Account). The funds are forwarded to the University of Nevada School of Medicine for educational programs on the importance of organ and tissue donation. If enough money is donated, the account can also provide financial assistance to those in need of a transplant.
The DMV accepts donations during the licensing process and through the purchase of Organ Donor license plates. You can also donate directly to the Gift of Life Education Fund.
Nevada has an Organ Donor specialty license plate you can display on your vehicles. $25 of the initial purchase and $20 of the annual renewal fee supports the Gift of Life Education Fund.
You may also wish to visit the Nevada Living Will Lockbox, an official Secretary of State website where you can file directives such as living wills and “do not resuscitate” orders for access by designated health care professionals and family.