Analysis of State Actions Regarding Donor Registries. Additional Donor Cards

01/04/2000

Two broadly categorized hard-copy methods of donor documentation currently exist to record an individual’s donation wishes. The first is a donor card, specifically designed to outline an individual’s donation wishes, and signed by the individual. The second method is designation on a state-issued driver’s license, usually noted on the front of the license in a conspicuous location. Thirty states currently use donor cards in addition to a driver’s license designation, while three states (California, New Jersey, and North Carolina) use donor cards in lieu of driver’s license designation. However, no recent legislation exists that significantly affects the use of donor cards.