• Update your Missouri Donate Life Profile! Did you know that you can choose to have your donation designated for transplant therapy, research, etc? You can also add restrictions if you want, ie., skin, heart valves, etc.
  • Register for Keep Hope Alive Training - Free online traininig for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and fire fighters about organ donation. Provides 1 hour of continuing education.
  • Get the conversation started about organ and tissue donation with a 'Be A Donor' specialty license plate!
  • Register to be an organ and tissue donor. Save or enhance someone's life through transplantation. Become informed and record your decision today.
Register to be an organ and tissue donor and save someones life.
Update Profile within Missouri's Organ & Tissue Donor Registry
Registry Removal - remove your name form Missouri's Organ and Tissue Donor Registry
Complete a paper enrollment application to request a donor symbol sticker for the back of your license/ID card.
Make a contribution to help fund the registry and education efforts.
Visit the Donate Life Missouri Facebook page and 'Like Us'

Registry Numbers

  • Living Missouri Donors (FY18): 88
  • Missouri Registry Total: 3,936,412 (11.18.19)
  • National Waitlist Total: 113,035 (10.17.19)
  • Kidney: 1,116 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Kidney-Pancreas: 13 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 -based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Pancreas: 7 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Liver: 123 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Heart: 53 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Lung: 12 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Heart-Lung: 3 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Intestine: 3 - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • Any Organ: 1,309* - MO Waitlist (as of Sept. 30, 2019 - based on OPTN data as of 8.2.19)
  • *Total number of patients in all organ types is less than the sum of the organs due to patients listed for multiple organs.
  • On average, 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant (UNOS).
  • Someone joins the national transplant waiting list every ten minutes (UNOS).

Help ensure your life-saving decision is fulfilled:

Missouri Donate Life logo
  • Make a decision about organ and tissue donation.
  • Join the Missouri organ and tissue donor registry.
  • Inform your family, friends, faith leader, and physician of your decision.
  • Complete the back of your driver's license with a permanent marker.
Lee Summers

One Gift x Two

She gave this gift of self to her entire family when she became a living kidney donor to her father. Gary Summers lives in Springfield, Mo., and came to Kansas City for a transplant on December 1, 2009…

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