Things you can do today to promote organ and tissue donation:

1. Register as an organ and tissue donor at your local DMV or at

2. Tell your family about your desire to donate your organs.

3. Dispel any myths you hear about donation.

4. Educate yourself about donation. You can learn more about donation and transplantation at the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) website,

5. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper encouraging people to learn more about donation and discuss their wishes with their families.

6. Ask  a business in your community to have brochures available to the public.

7. Send an e-postcard. Share your decision to donate life by going to Donate Life America website at and send an e-mail postcard to your family and friends.

 8. Do you know someone with questions about organ and tissue donation? Refer them to the New England Organ Bank at