The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act allows a
consenting individual to donate his or her
organs and tissues upon death for the purpose
of transplantation or medical research.
You may express your wish to donate your
organs and tissues for transplant by
designating the words "Organ Donor" to
appear on your NJ driver license or non-driver
identification card. This designation is for
individuals 18 or older.
Organ donor registration is available online or
in-person at your local MVC agency. When
registering at an agency, you must present the
required six (6) points of identification as well
as verification of your address. Remember that
you must confirm your decision each time you
renew your license or non-driver ID.
Could there be any conflict between saving
your life and organ and tissue donation?
No. Donation cannot occur until after a person
has died. In the event of an accident or
emergency, physicians and nurses will do
everything possible to try to save your life. In
fact, the medical team treating you is always
completely separate from the transplant team.
What organs and tissue can be donated?
Life-saving organs for transplant include the
heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver and
intestines. Tissue such as bones, ligaments, and
tendons are needed for surgical procedures to
repair injured or diseased joints and bone.
Donated corneas, heart valves and skin also
improve the quality of life.
The student is to complete this assignment in two parts.
The first part of the paper the student has to research organ
donation from various reliable sources. The sources most be sited.
The second part of the paper the student will discuss organ
donation with their parents/ guardians and share what they have
learned about their parents/guardians decision or opinion on this
subject. Then the student has to make a choice whether or not they
would like to donate their organs.
At the end of summing up all the information the student has
acquired they are to complete a two page paper, doubled spaced
and typed please include a work sited page.
If you need any assistance please inform me.