Aloha, the spirit of giving, is fundamental to Hawaii’s culture. Today, Hawaii residents can continue this tradition by choosing to help the hundreds of local residents who are waiting for a life-saving organ or life-restoring tissue. Donate Life Hawai‘i is an online registry that allows Hawaii residents to register to be an organ and tissue donor. Life is worth giving. Leave behind a legacy of life and register today.
Questions and Answers about the Donate Life Hawai'i Registry
What is the Donate Life Hawai‘i Registry?
The Donate Life Hawai‘i Registry is a computer database of individuals age 18 years and older who have made the decision to be a donor. It allows organ and tissue donation professionals to determine at the time of death if you had registered to be a donor so that your wish to donate could be fulfilled.
Is registering through Donate Life Hawai‘i similar to signing up to be an organ and tissue donor on my driver’s license?
Yes. Registering with Donate Life Hawai‘i is simply one more way to make your donation wishes known. Many donors may even wish to register through both Donate Life Hawai‘i online donor registry and the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office. However, if you register in both places and change your mind about donation, be sure to remove yourself from both donor registries as well.
Can I make specific decisions about what organs and tissues I wish to donate?
Yes. On the enrollment form there will be an opportunity to designate specific organs or tissues you do not wish to donate.
Will my decision to donate be kept private?
Personal information in the donor registry is only accessible to designated donation professionals. The information of the donor registry cannot be shared with or sold to companies or government agencies. Should you die in a manner suitable for donation, your closest next of kin will be informed of your donation decision and about the donation process to follow.
Will I receive a donor card?
Federal regulations require all hospital deaths to be reported to the local organ procurement organization. This makes it possible for the Donate Life Hawai‘i Donor Registry to be checked each and every time a death is referred. No donor card is necessary. We recommend that everyone who registers as a donor talk to their family about their decision to donate.