When you die, your donated organs, eyes and tissue could save up to eight lives and benefit more than one hundred. There are currently more than one hundred thousand people on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list, and every day twenty of those people die. Unlike in many other countries where you’re an organ donor unless you opt out, U.S. law requires that you sign up if you want to donate. You can become a U.S. organ donor via this five-minute online sign-up: www.organdonor.gov. You can also sign up to become an organ donor when you obtain your driver’s license.
If you live outside the U.S., here is a global list of organ donor registries.