Pennsylvania strongly supports organ and tissue donation because of its life-saving and life-enhancing opportunities.
PennDOT has partnered with the Department of Health in cooperation with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and The Gift of Life Donor Program in an effort to promote organ and tissue donation awareness.
When you visit any of PennDOT's Photo License Centers to get your photo taken for a driver's license or identification (ID) card, you may choose to have the "Organ Donor" designation printed on your product. Customers under the age of 18 are required to have consent of a parent or guardian. There is no additional fee to have this designation placed on your driver's license or ID card at the time the photo is taken.
You can also register online to become an organ donor. The entire process takes less than 90 seconds and has the potential to save or enhance many lives. Once the organ donor designation is added, you will receive a confirmation card, which must be carried with you until the time of your driver's license or identification card renewal.
If, after you have received your license or ID card, you decide to add or remove the "Organ Donor" designation before your license or ID card expires, you must fill out either form DL-80 (PDF) for a non-commercial driver's license, form DL-80CD (PDF) for a commercial driver's license or form DL-54B (PDF) for a photo ID card and pay the required fee to receive an updated product.
You also have the opportunity to donate $1 to the Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund (formerly known as ODTF) with each motor vehicle, driver's license and photo ID card renewal. Donations can also be made at any time through the Department of Health. For information regarding contributions to the trust fund, visit the Department of Health or call 1-800-PA HEALTH.
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