Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

A new name is added to the national transplant waiting list every 12 minutes, and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ. By making the decision to become a designated organ donor, you can give someone the ultimate gift of life.


How to Become an Organ Donor

If you are renewing or applying for your driver’s license or ID card, you can become an organ donor by marking the appropriate box on the application form. If you choose to be shown as an organ donor on the card, you will be required to certify on the application that you have read the donor information provided to you.

If you’re not ready to renew your license, you can become an organ donor at any time by registering online or completing and mailing the Donor and Tissue Registry Form. Once the form is returned to our office, we’ll send you an organ donor sticker to place on your license or ID card.

If you’re under 18 years of age, have a parent complete the Parental Consent Form for Organ Donor Designation.


What if I change my mind and no longer want to be a donor?

You can change your decision at any time by:

  • Removing the organ donor designation by marking the appropriate box or writing “remove” in the appropriate place on your driver license application; or
  • Using the Organ Donor Status Update form to remove your name; or 
  • Indicating your refusal to be an organ donor in a signed record (if you are physically unable to sign, have a record signed by another individual at your direction and witnessed by at least two adults, one of whom must be a disinterested witness).

Remember to share your decision with your family so they know your wishes. If you have questions, call 1-888-5-DONATE. For questions about eye and tissue donation, please contact LifeSource or Dakota Lions Sight and Health.


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Renew Your License Online, Not in Line

Time to renew? Don't spend time in line - renew your license online or by mail. You can also schedule an appointment for a faster trip to your local driver exam station. Review a list of required documents to make sure you have the identification you need. 

To check on the status of your online or by-mail renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

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