What does the heart on my driver’s license or ID card mean? Is it enough?
The heart displayed in the lower right hand corner of your Colorado driver’s license or state ID card means that you have made the decision to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor joining the Colorado state donor registry. When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, your registration remains in effect until you revoke it. This designation will be honored should you be eligible to donate organs and/or tissue at the time of your death.
Your yes is enough!
Individuals who say yes at the driver’s license office when obtaining or renewing their driver’s license or state ID card, are registering to be organ eye and tissue donors at the time of their death. Every 24 hours, information from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is uploaded into a secure database, overseen by Donor Alliance. Donor Alliance is the federally designated organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. Only a few select members of Donor Alliance’s staff have access to the registry database. Colorado law prohibits the information from being sold for marketing purposes. Personal information in the registry is not shared with any company or government agency. You are assured of complete privacy.
So good news! When you designate your decision by saying yes at the DMV, you have been added to the state donor registry! Your decision to donate takes priority over your family’s preferences. Please tell your family today about your decision to save lives.