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DPS: One million Texans register as organ donors

DPS: One million Texans register as organ donors
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 11:14am

AUSTIN (AP) — A million Texans can make lifesaving differences when they die.

The Department of Public Safety on Monday announced one million Texans — about one in 25 — have now signed up for the state's organ and tissue registry, which went online in September 2006.

DPS says the Glenda P. Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry is the state database of individuals who have agreed to donate organs, eyes and tissue for transplants.

DPS, the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Motor Vehicles participate in the registry, which also includes LifeGift, the Southwest Transplant Alliance and the Transplant Organ Sharing Alliance.

Residents can enroll online, or sign up at their local DPS office while applying for or renewing a driver's license or identification card.

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