Welcome to Donate Life Melrose
Donate Life Melrose
New Easy Registration
Channel 5 Reports on
new online option
Donor registration made easy.
Click on RMV above and go to the
new online Organ & Tissue Donor
Enrollment Transaction. With this
no-fee transaction, you may verify
your current Organ & Tissue Donor
status and update as necessary.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles
announced a new online service
allowing people a more convenient
way to become an organ and
Learn the facts
Despite continuing efforts at public education, misconceptions and
inaccuracies about donation persist. Learn these facts to help you
better understand organ, eye and tissue donation:
Fact: Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or
Fact: All major religions in the United States support organ, eye
and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love and generosity
Fact: If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number
one priority is to save your life. Organ, eye and tissue donation can
only be considered after you are deceased.
Fact: When you are on the waiting list for an organ, what really
counts is the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood
type, and other important medical information, not your financial
status or celebrity status.
Fact: An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and
tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is
treated with care, respect and dignity.
Fact: There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ or
Fact: Signing a donor card and a driver's license with an "organ donor"
designation may not satisfy your state's requirements to become a
donor. Be certain to take the necessary steps to be a donor and
ensure that your family understands your wishes.
One organ donor can save the lives of eight people.
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the
history of medicine. Despite continuing advances in medicine and
technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the
number available for transplantation.
Members of our community are among those waiting for a life-saving
Sadly, we lost a beloved 20-year-old member of our community in April
due to the long wait for a liver transplant. An increase in organ
donation will benefit those waiting here in Melrose as well as the entire
NECN Reports on
In Boston today, people who want
to make it easier to donate and
receive organs took their case to a
State House committee. Driving
them, the story of a young girl.