Apparently, signing the back of your driver’s license isn’t good enough anymore. You need to be listed in the state’s new organ/tissue donor registry.
It takes 30 seconds.
Just have your license or state ID number handy.
Then, fill out this brief form.
If you don’t live in Illinois, click here to find out how you can donate.
It would make more sense to me if people had to fill out a form if they didn’t want to donate their organs… just make donation the default option. We’d all be better off that way.
There’s no good reason not to be an organ donor. It’s selfish to want to keep your organs after you die if your parts can help someone else. Donate them, or just donate your whole body to science. Medical students benefit from studying real cadavers.
For skeptics, here are some common myths about organ/tissue donation along with responses to them.
(Thanks to Lisa for the link!)