Steps to take to become an organ donor
Emergency care physicians, organ disease specialists and surgeons do everything they can to save lives, but sometimes, they need help from people like you. Well over a hundred thousand patients around the country are in desperate need of donor organs, including kidneys, livers, lungs and hearts. Without selfless gifts from prospective organ donors like you, patients on the organ transplant waiting list have little hope of a future. Here at Southern Hills Hospital, our emergency care team encourages our neighbors throughout Las Vegas to join the organ donor registry during National Donate Life Month this April.
Become a registered donor at the DMV
If you’re just getting your driver’s license, getting your license renewed or changing your address, you can use this opportunity to join the state organ donor registry. Your status as a registered organ donor will be designated on your driver’s license.
Sign up on Donate Life Nevada
Each state maintains its own organ donor registry. If you don’t have a driver’s license or prefer to register as an organ donor online , you can do so at the Donate Life Nevada website. The simple form takes just a couple of minutes to complete.
Spread the word about organ donation
Some people feel inspired to do more to help people waiting for life-saving organ transplants. You can help spread the word by encouraging your family and friends to sign up during National Donate Life Month.
After registering at the DMV, you’ll be asked if you wish to donate to the Nevada Gift of Life Education Fund. This charitable entity funds educational programs about organ transplants and it provides financial assistance to organ transplant recipients.
You could also purchase the specialty organ donor license plate available in Nevada. A portion of the initial purchase and the annual renewal fee benefits the Gift of Life Education Fund.
As an HCA-affiliate, Southern Hills Hospital maintains its firm commitment to uncompromising patient care. Our state-of-the-art hospital in Las Vegas invests in the latest medical technology to give our patients the best possible outcome—from our stroke care to our orthopedic surgery to our maternity healthcare. Call our nurse referral line at (702) 916-5023.