Donor Alliance, which manages most organ and tissue donations in Colorado, can help you join the Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. Many people who wish to donate organs or tissue register when applying for, or renewing, a Colorado Driver's License or ID card.
If you’re a registered donor, a red heart will appear on the face of your license. It’s important to advise your family that you have registered as a donor.
When is Organ Donation Possible
Organ donation is typically possible only when brain death occurs in the hospital setting, often after trauma. Tissue donation, including skin and bones, can sometimes happen when the death of a registered donor occurs in or out of the hospital setting.