The Organ and Tissue Donor Registry is a statewide, voluntary, confidential registry of organ and tissue donors established by legislation in 2008. It is a first-person consent registry making your decision final unless revoked in a manner provided by law. Before a family member had to make the final decision, now you are in charge and family consent is no longer required. As an adult (18 years of age or older or an emancipated youth), your decision is legally binding. If you enrolled in Missouri’s registry before August 28, 2008, you will need to enroll again to obtain first-person consent status. To remain in the registry, you are strongly encouraged to say “yes”, every time you obtain or renew your instructional permit or driver/non-driver license when asked, “Do you consent to be listed in the Donor Registry System as an organ, eye, and tissue donor?” By saying “yes”, your registry record remains current. If you say yes, you also have the option of a symbol on your license. You will be asked, “Do you authorize an Organ Donor Symbol to be placed on your license or permit?” To review legislation passed related to Organ and Tissue Donation and the Missouri Organ and Tissue Donor Registry click here.
- Saving Sight
- Mid-America Transplant
- Midwest Transplant Network
- Missouri Kidney Program
- Department of Revenue
- Gift of Life (Kansas City)
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Missouri Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles
Organ Donation Advisory Committee
A ten-member advisory committee, appointed by the Governor, assists the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with the development and implementation of the Organ and Tissue Donor Program. The Organ Donation Advisory Committee recommends priorities of expenditures from the Organ Donor Program Fund to meet program mandates.
GODAC Training Modules
Statutory Mandates for the Organ Donor Program
- Maintain a statewide, confidential registry of potential donors.
- Develop and implement statewide donation awareness programs for the education of the general public.
- Implement donation awareness programs within secondary schools.
Funding for the Organ Donor Program and Statewide Registry
The Organ Donor Program is supported by voluntary contributions at the driver’s license offices in the state and through direct contributions. Contributions to the Organ Donor Program Fund are preserved by statute and cannot be used as general revenue. Likewise, the Organ and Tissue Donor Program is prohibited from receiving any general revenue funds (RSMo 194.297).