Organ donation is a
gift from the heart.
Every day, 16 people die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. One donor can save eight lives and heal 75 more. That’s why more than 4 million Hoosiers have said “yes” to being an organ donor at the BMV.
You don’t have to wait until you visit the BMV. You can say “yes” today.
Learn more about organ and tissue donation.
MYTH: Organ donation is against my religion.
FACT: Major religions support organ donation as a true act of charity.
MYTH: I’m too old to be an organ donor.
FACT: There are no age or medical restrictions to sign up as an organ donor.
MYTH: Organ donation can interfere with funeral arrangements.
FACT: Donors are treated with dignity and respect and can still have open-casket funerals.
MYTH: Doctors don’t try as hard to save organ donors.
FACT: Medical professionals always prioritize their patient’s life first, no matter their donor status.
MYTH: Being a donor could cost my family money.
FACT: Organ donation comes at no cost to donors or their families.
MYTH: Donated organs only go to rich people.
FACT: The matching process is designed to avoid discrimination—only factoring in the severity of illness and time on the waiting list.