You have the power to change someone’s world. You have the power to donate life. Be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

How? By registering on the Donate Life Texas Registry — a database of individuals who have officially provided authorization to donate organs, tissues or eyes upon their deaths.

Organ, eye and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive and normal lives, and return them to their families, friends and communities. There is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation. There are more than 113,000 patients in the United States awaiting transplantation — more than 11,000 are Texans.

Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Every day, an average of 18 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor authorizes your decision to be a donor. Your generosity can save as many as eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 or more through tissue donation.

Sign up today to become an organ, eye and tissue donor.

Already registered? Great! The Donate Life Texas website offers many other interactive features that we invite you to explore. You can share your story, connect with us online, read our blog, send your friends and family an e-card and order Donate Life swag. Visit the My DLT page to learn how you can stay involved with Donate Life Texas.